Extra virgin olive oil and a banana replace the butter in these healthier chocolate espresso cookies. Super moist, just sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth and with crunchy coffee beans, these are the perfect cookies for adults!
Healthier Chocolate Espresso Cookies
‘Tis the season for cookies!
Crinkles, shortbread, chocolate chips, ornament shaped, snickerdoodles, ginger, chocolate kiss… Let’s face it: cookies are everywhere and it’s hard to say no to all of them since we all have our favorites! This holiday season, I’m serving a mix of both healthy and decadent cookies – ooey gooey chocolatey brownie style cookies, crispy sugar cookies, and these healthier chocolate espresso cookies.
I have a weakness for desserts. I’m the girl you know who will prefer a slice of cake over a main dish anywhere, any day, any time.
Do I ever do it? Rarely.
Instead, I ignore my basic desire to scarf down as many sugary treats as possible, and pick a healthy salad to munch on. Okay, maybe not always but whenever I do have a major sugar craving, I bake my own confections. This way, I can control how much fat and sugar goes into my desserts and in turn, make them much more enjoyable to eat (less guilt involved). Just like in these chocolate espresso cookies!
These chocolate espresso cookies are low in fat and taste a little bitter (from the coffee) and sweet. They are super moist – which is pretty amazing considering there is zero butter used in this recipe – and come with crunchy coffee beans on top. Yummy and the perfect companion to a hot cup of joe! Think of these skinny chocolate espresso cookies as soft biscottis.
Other healthier dessert options:
- No bake oatmeal cookies
- Healthy kiwi-banana bread
- Healthy peanut butter rice crispy treats
- Baked apples with walnut and cider
- Thai sweet bananas in coconut milk
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