Who doesn’t like cookies?
Who doesn’t like chocolate?
Putting the two together – YUM!!!
Milanos are chocolate sandwich cookies and in this version there is none of the unhealthy stuff (white flour, white sugar, unhealthy fats) and plenty of good-for-you stuff like oats, cashews, coconut oil and cacao.
These cookies taste rich and satisfying and they are high in protein, so you will not have sugar cravings after you eat one or two.
And did I mention they are SO YUMMY!!!
Here is what you need:
2 cups of oatmeal (not instant)
1 cup of cashews
Put in food processor and grind to a course flour consistency
Add one teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of organic maple syrup (or raw honey)
Mix to combine
Take teaspoon-fulls of batter and form into balls with wet hands, flatten the cookies into desired shape (round, oval or square) and bake on cooking sheet lined with parchment paper at 350º F, 175º C for 15-20 minutes, until the cookies brown a little at the edges.
Cool the cookies.
Chocolate filling and drizzle:
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 heaping tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Put all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until just warm
Drizzle a little chocolate on one cookie and cover with another to form a sandwich.
If you want, you can drizzle a little chocolate on top too.
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Appreciating your recipe for a healthy version of these favorite cookies, Rachel. Thank you! Wishing I already had some made to eat with my cuppa cardamon coffee.
There are so good and they will go great with cardamom coffee, you can even put a pinch in the cookies.
I’m a happy woman!! I can’t wait to try these healthy milanos. I chose to give up milanos, one of my fav cookies, when I cleaned up my diet. Just in time for all the holiday parties! Thx Rachel✨
So glad I made you happy Linda, you will love them!
YOu have a way of making me want to try out different recipes. You talk about food with so much love and it can be felt. Am not a fan of cashew nuts but am definitely going to try this healthy recipe😊
Leila, you can make it with almonds or walnuts instead.
These look so amazing Rachel! I can’t wait to make them and share the recipe with my daughters and friends that are gluten free and often feel deprived during the holidays as with so many sweets they cannot enjoy. Thank you so much!
Yay, that is a great gluten free recipe when you use gluten free oats.
Looks delicious Rachel! Do you ever consider making your recipes and selling them to the public? I don’t have the time to cook or enjoy it very much but am interested in the foods you make. Just a thought… Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
LOL Lisa, I got so many offers to open cafes and restaurants, I can’t even count. PM me your address.
That does not surprise me Rachel! I will PM you. Something for you to think about xx
Rachel I love this gluten free version of Milano cookies which used to be one of my favs! Thank you for introducing me to this yummy alternative! <3
Just put the ingredients on my shopping list for my next trip to the store. Can’t wait to try these!
All I can say is YUM!!! Can’t wait to try these over the holidays. Keep sharing your magic.
Oh, my… some of my favorite ingredients. The thought of combining cashews and chocolate sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing.
I love anything chocolate Rachel…but since going healthy I dont really indulge in the unhealthy market bought cookies. But this is a recipe I could indulge in. Thank you for sharing it. Will give it a try 🙂
I ❤️ these. Thanks for sharing the recipe.