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.