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I’ve never been a big nap person. When given the choice between a nap or coffee ninety-five percent of the time I’ll go for the caffeine. I have a sneaking suspicion my nap-aversion might have something to do with FOMO (the fear of missing out). I cherish my sleep at night, but when it comes the the daytime, I often feel like there’s so much to do I can’t possibly take some time for a nap. And, God forbid I try to nap and end up laying there for an hour without falling asleep! What a waste!

Now I know that naps are thoroughly enjoyed by many and I’ve been told they are even beneficial to my health (which I don’t doubt), but until I learn to fall asleep during the day, I’ll be awake enjoying a little jolt of caffeine from my favorite cookies. Unlike naps, they never let me down 😉

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Healthy Mocha Chip No-Bake Cookies

Adapted from Chocolatecoveredkatie

Makes 14-16 cookies

  • 2/3 cup oat flour (grind quick oats in a blender)
  • 2 tbsp protein powder (I prefer plant-based like Sunwarrior)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp brewed coffee
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Combine first seven ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add last three wet ingredients and mix to combine. Add chocolate chips and mix to incorporate. Prepare a baking sheet by laying parchment paper across the bottom. Form the dough into small balls and flatten to form into cookies. place on parchment and set in the fridge for 10 minutes. As the coconut oil chills the cookies will firm up.

Notes about ingredients:

  • If you don’t have any brewed coffee on hand you can substitute 1 1/2 tsp instant coffee and add 3 tbsp water to the recipe.
  • Any granulated sugar will do, but I prefer coconut sugar for it’s bonus minerals, nutrients and lower glycemic index.
  • I like to use oat flour because it has more fiber and is gluten free. You can experiment with other types of flour in this recipe, but I haven’t so I can’t speak to the results. I like to grind up a bunch of oats at one time and keep the flour on hand. I use it in most of my baked recipes.
  • Anytime you add protein to a recipe with sugar, it slows the insulin-spiking effects of eating sugar alone. You will see protein powder in a lot of my sweet recipes for this reason.

Let me know if you give this recipe a try! It’s super easy and delish!

Are you a napper of do you prefer an energy jolt?

Any tips for a non-napper? 😉

 

Xoxo,

Sam

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