Extra soft, gooey and creamy, this deep dish cookie needs just three ingredients and takes less than one minute to whip up! Unlike traditional deep dish cookies, this version has no butter, oil, grains or sugar! It is also completely grain free, vegan, gluten free, paleo and refined sugar free!
First things first-
Thank you SO much to every single person who sent emails and messages in regards to yesterday’s post. It’s so comforting to know that there really is a community of amazing readers and bloggers out there. To be completely honest, this was my biggest fear with committing myself to blogging full time– The potential for relationships (through the interwebs) to suffer, but you know what? That is life. People come and go but those who stick with you through it all are the gems.
Anyway, enough mushy stuff. I don’t like that word- I ordered a pie the other week and it came with a side of mushy peas. I thought the server had given me a baby’s meal but no. It was mushy peas to pair with the pie.
Anyway, also mentioned in yesterday’s post, it was Juli’s birthday yesterday! I wanted to create a recipe for which screamed JULI! Fortunately for you (and unfortunately for us), you are saved from the actual recipe which screamed visually unfortunate. Cottage cheese and this cocoa powder is a combination we are both fans of, but for those who have made something similar before, know that the final result isn’t particularly complimentary.
Juli has been my human guinea pig for the last few months. This overnight baked oatmeal, this raspberry chocolate cake and this 4 Ingredient banana bread? Yep, Juli gave it the a-ok before it went live on here.
Want another one to add to the list? Today’s recipe.
Thinking about it, making Juli try out the recipe and then dedicating it to her is kind of like giving someone a birthday present they already are wary of.
FAIL WHALE, AGAIN.
Before we get into this delicious recipe, it’s Wednesday which means you need to see a full day of meals!
This is from last Wednesday–
Breakfast/Brunch- I woke up late so my first meal was the chicken shawarma plate with the best tahini sauce. Note to self- Get some tahini! Snack- Lifesaver Gummies which I’ve been snacking on lately, purely because the ones we had in Australia were like stones. Snack- Made a batch of this blueberry breakfast cake to freeze (as you do…). Dinner- Went over to a friend’s place where we tried this Japanese ‘Healthy Grill’. I got the chicken teriyaki on sushi rice, with lots of leaves, trees and trunks.
Anyway, time for today’s recipe- This healthy 3 Ingredient Deep dish cookie which takes just one minute!
So this recipe came about after sharing this 3 ingredient paleo banana bread cookie recipe! It uses the same three ingredients, but without the need to turn on the oven AND it’s single serve. In the original cookie, I used almond meal, but also wanted to try it with almond meal flour. I couldn’t tell much of a difference so if you have either on hand, go for it!
Let’s talk taste and texture for a second. This Healthy 3 Ingredient Deep Dish Cookie is ridiculously soft and gooey- I dislike the latter word but can’t think of a better way to describe it. It’s like that moment when you break apart a soft baked cookie and the centre is barely cooked and uber soft? Yes, that is what it’s like. This deep dish cookie literally takes one minute to whip up (in the microwave) or around 10 minutes in the oven! It’s the perfect sweet treat or snack between meals or after dinner. It’s also suitable for those following a grain free, gluten free, vegan, paleo and dairy free lifestyle!
HACK! If a super, more firm chewy deep dish cookie is what you are after, I’d recommend baking this beauty and checking on the texture around the 12 minute mark- Anything longer than that, you may be left with a hockey puck or Beyonce’s left shoe.
Make this healthy 3 Ingredient Deep Dish Cookie and think of Juli when you have that first ooey, gooey bite.
Gross, I really don’t like that word.
- 1/4 cup almond meal (can sub for almond flour)
- 1/2 large overripe banana, mashed
- 1 T smooth nut butter of choice (I used almond butter)
- Handful of dairy free chocolate chips (optional)*
- Grease a microwave safe bowl or ramekin with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, mashed banana and smooth nut butter and mix very well until fully combined. Stir through your chocolate chips, reserving a few to add on top.
- Microwave for up to one minute, until warm and gooey. Enjoy immediately!
- Follow instructions as above and bake for 10-12 minutes, until just tender on the outside.
- If you don't add the chocolate chips, consider adding 1-2 T of your favorite granulated sweetener- It's not overly sweet!
Is ooey gooey a silly silly word?