There are times when you just want a cookie. Right? The problem is you should never have white flour and sugar. Thankfully, there are ways to have something that has the texture and flavor of bakery items without actually having them. And these other things can be just as delicious if not more delicious and satisfying than what's being replaced!
Some folks need time to adjust to less sweetness. Others like it instantly. At this point, I can not stand anything that is very sweet. It just does not taste right.
Try this cookie crumble. It does have sweetness. Just not a ton. I think you could surprise yourself! This tastes really good to a lot of folks right away, especially those that have started to eat foods that are better for them.
This recipe is for one serving. You can easily adapt it to be for multiple servings if you wish. I like making one serving at a time. It has only 4 ingredients and takes 2 mins to make. And its very crunchy and fresh when its eaten.
Gather these ingredients.
C C Kellogg's All Bran
1 t chopped walnuts
1 t sugar-free maple syrup (I have used Vermont Sugar Free Butter Flavor Syrup)
6 Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Premium Baking Chips
Mix everything in a small serving dish (a monkey or crème brulee dish is ideal) for 1 or 2 seconds. Using a small spoon such as a demitasse spoon to eat this is suggested. You can savor every morsel!
It would be really good if you can drink a large glass of water (10 to 12 ounces) when you eat this. The fiber will swell and make you feel full and will be better utilized in general.
Item Cals Protein Carb Fat
C C All Bran 40 2g 12g (5g fiber) .5g
1 t chopped walnuts 17.42g.33g 1.6g
1 t sugar-free maple syrup 3 0g 1g 0g
6 60% cacao baking chips 30.375g.5g 2.25g
Total 90 2.8g 13.8 (5g fiber) 4.35g
When you have palatable choices like this, with time, you really can completely phase out all bakery items. For me at this point, I only have cake for significant birthday events and weddings. And I do not feel deprived at all. You can get there too. You just have to start working with different recipes and adjusting them.