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.
Healthy 3 Ingredient Deep Dish Cookie
- 1/4 cup almond meal can sub for almond flour
- 1/2 large overripe banana mashed
- 1 tablespoon 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.
Is ooey gooey a silly silly word?
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Healthy.. yes! Only 1 Minute.. yes yes! And only 3 Ingredients……. YES YES YES!!! This is perfection and wonderful! I love that I don’t have to make a batch of cookies and that it’s ready so fast and did I mention how good that it looks!!!! 🙂
🙂 Thanks so much, buddy!
The texture of that genius cooking is calling me even at 6 in the morning! I’ll be making this possibly today if I have a cooperative banana, love the almond meal 🙂
YES! Please do, Michele!
I see you’re making good use of the almond meal! Bravo!
Thank you! 🙂
I don’t know if there is a good substitute for ooey gooey… So it may just have to stay! It’s the word as want for a deep dish cookie!
😀 Cheers- Thanks so much, Kate!
Yes- had mushy peas in Ireland and they were great!
I’ve never had gummy lifesavers – and I love candy! May have to add those to my candy pile next time 🙂
Oh nice! I’ll have to try it out!
That cookie looks unbelievable! Yum! And I have a toddler, so my vocabulary is basically filled with phrases like ooey gooey hahha
Haha, love it! Thanks so much, Morgan!
I want to eat this like I want to eat raw cookie dough.
Do it! I love sharing raw cookie dough recipes on here so you are in good hands!
It will be a sad day when ooey gooey is no longer a word/phrase. I used the word nincompoop the other day and people did a double take. What is the world coming to?
H! That’s awesome! My brother once brought a song containing the word nincompoop to his second grade class and got in trouble with the teacher. Big words ftw
LOL. Best. Word. Ever.
I am using that word moving forward!
I have had mushy peas! They were pretty much a menu staple in our school cafeteria. Truth be told, I really didn’t mind them. Weird, right?
Ooey gooey is a funny word. My mom HATES the word gooey and gets mad whenever I use it.
Okay, I need to give it another go! I must be the only one who wasn’t a fan!
A deep dish cookie? Say what!? Now that is an idea I can get behind. Can I have a deep dish pizza followed by a deep dish cookie? Because that would all kinds of deep dish awesome! Also, what’s wrong with gooey? I support gooey…especially when it refers to melted chocolate chips in cookies.
You can have a deep dish cookie, deep dish pizza AND a deep dish house.
Undercooked cookies are the best! I don’t eat cookies if they’re completely solid, what’s the point? And again, with the “optional” chocolate chips….
Urgh, I know. I suck. Never optional. Ever, ever.
You don’t like mushy peas? Say it isn’t so! I admit the first time I had them, I hated them, but the British culture eventually indoctrinated me.
And of course I know what potato gems are 😉 They were a staple in my household growing up!
Oh really….I think the texture just put me off but I may have to give it a go!
Omg. Don’t get me started on people calling them TATOR TOTS
“Gooey” and “moist”… two words that are both revolting, yet you just can’t get rid of them. As long as they are used for cookies…
I’ve always wondered the difference between almond meal and flour. I’m happy to hear you didn’t notice a difference as I usually never remember which I actually buy.
Right?! Haha, you can mostly use both interchangeably- Using the meal takes the texture to another level!
Soooo my microwave is broke. Like, it started sparking and freaking out on me and I panicked so I unplugged it and then proceeded to push it off my counter, straight into the awaiting trash can.
Which means I need to make this in the oven. Possible? I’ll be your guinie pig.
Of course 🙂 I shared an oven option too, it’s in the instructions 🙂