Since this is not only my last day of class for my undergraduate college career and finals start tomorrow I thought I would link up with Treat Yourself Tuesday for the first time! For those of you who don’t know about Treat Yourself Tuesday, Becky over at Olivesanwine hosts this lovely day that is all about treating yourself.
I’m sure that you all know by now I believe in a balanced healthy lifestyle and sometimes that means that we treat ourselves to some not so healthy things! Because we all know that one piece of pizza or an ice cream cone is not going to make us fat, gain weight or set our goals and training back any at all!
So for Treat Yourself Tuesday I wanted to share a yummy recipe I tried out this past week for Easter desserts! Yes this dessert is kind of pretty healthy haha but it was non the less a dessert and hey a nice big scoop of ice cream on top would make it amazing!
Let’s start with the inspiration that came behind the recipe! When I saw Amanda’s skillet cookie over at RunningwithSpoons I had a big craving and desire for some cookies! I really wanted to make the skillet cookie, but two problems, one I don’t eat gluten because of an intolerance and two I didn’t have a skillet (normally yes I would have just went out and bought one but someone who hasn’t exactly figured anything out and graduating college doesn’t exactly have much money to spare). So what did I do? Well I decided to adapt a recipe to meet my craving!
I have always heard about using oat flour to make baked goods but had never quite tried it myself. I found this recipe for a Gluten Free Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie and decided to adapt the recipe and give it a try! Making your own oat flour I found is pretty simple and easy! This recipe is also vegan with enjoy life chocolate chips as well J.
This turned out great! I made it into a rectangle and cut into squares. I made 24 bars! They are little but mighty! They are a bit dense but hey for a cookie it was perfect! Mine were also a bit thick but that was because of the size pan I used. Needless to say I hope to get to bake these again! Just a warning the batter is quite thick and you will have to use your hands to spread it around!
Without further adue here is the recipe!
2 ¼ – 2 ½ cups of oat flour
½ cup of natural peanut butter (I used smucker’s natural)
2 T sugar-free syrup
½ t baking soda
stevia to taste
3 T dark chocolate chips
1 container of vanilla yogurt (I used carbmaster vanilla from Kroger, you could use coconut milk or almond milk yogurt for vegan)
¼ cup greek yogurt
*All in all you need about 1 cup or so of yogurt so whatever you prefer
Combine all the ingredients except dark chocolate chips and fold them in. In a greased pan spread the batter evenly. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10-15 minutes. Your toothpick should come out clean. Best eaten hot with some vanilla ice cream or yogurt on top and enjoy :)
How did you treat yourself on this Tuesday?