I don’t know about you, but when about 4pm rolls around, I’m in serious need of an afternoon snack. Sometimes a smoothie or handful of nuts will cut it, but other times I need something that’s more of a treat, while still being at least slightly healthy.
…I found that something.
inspired by Fitnessista’s “famous” breakfast cookie
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1 tbsp ground flax
- 1 tbsp melted nut butter (I used almond butter)
- 2 tbsp milk (I used coconut milk)
- generous sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp sugar OR sprinkle of Stevia (optional)
directions: In a bowl combine oats, flax,cinnamon, sweetener and nut butter as well as you can. Then add the milk to bring it all together. Add the chocolate chips last.
Form into a cookie shape (you can make it big and flat or small and thicker – I prefer the latter), and wrap tightly in saran wrap. Put in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes for it to set a bit.
This really turned out to be the perfect little snack. It’s hearty and filling while satisfying a sweet tooth too. Next time I’m going to switch it up with add-ins like nuts and/or dried fruit.
It could also be great for dessert, or even breakfast!
What’s your go-to afternoon snack?