Who doesn't love Nutella and cookies? Put them together you got the sweetest treat! Unfortunately, many hazelnut-chocolate concoctions aren't ranked too high in the health department due to their high sugar content but never fear... I got you covered with this healthier, lower sugar homemade "nutella" cookie. It could also very well be the easiest cookie to bake when you're in a pinch. With only three ingredients, I think you're really going to enjoy this one!
Before we dive into the recipe I want to explain why consuming too much added sugar can be detrimental to your well-being, mainly in relation to your gut health and mental health. Added sugar is actually an anti-nutrient so it isn't just wasted calories it can literally deplete your body of other essential nutrients like magnesium which many people struggle to get enough of and magnesium is extremely helpful in easing anxiety and improving your sleep. Poor sleep and mental health can really impact your gut negatively which will only keep the vicious cycle going. If you want to read more about how sugar is increasing your anxiety and depression make sure you check out this blog post.
Okay, let's check out these lower sugar, healthier hazelnut-chocolate cookies!
What you'll need:
1 cup organic hazelnut chocolate spread (I used Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter but you could make your own chocolate hazelnut butter - check out this recipe )
1 whole egg [I use VitalFarms]
1 cup almond flour [I use Bob Red Mill's]
Mix well in large bowl until well combined. Roll into 1-2 tbs of cookie dough and flatten with hand slightly. Place on prepared cookie sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes. Let cool and enjoy with a nice glass of cold almond milk.
How simple is that? A nice chocolate-y treat you can feel good about in less than 10 minutes! That's my kind of baking. If you try this cookie recipe make sure you leave a comment below and let me know how you loved them ;)
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