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Craving a Crumbl cookie but worried about the sugar crash? You’re not alone. Those giant, gourmet cookies are undeniably delicious, but they also pack a serious calorie punch. Fear not, cookie lovers! This recipe captures the essence of a Crumbl cookie – chewy, soft, and loaded with flavor – with a healthier twist.

Ingredients:

Crumbl Cookies Keto Copycat
Crumbl Cookies Keto Copycat

1 cup rolled oats (quick or old-fashioned)

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter you prefer)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped dark chocolate (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk everything together until well incorporated.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix the applesauce, peanut butter, honey, and egg. Stir vigorously until smooth and creamy.
    4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Don’t overmix!
    5. Fold in your chopped chocolate and nuts, if using.
    6. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, portion the dough onto your prepared baking sheet, leaving a few inches between each cookie for spreading.
    7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the centers are slightly soft.
    8. Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet before digging in!

    Tips:

    For an extra chewy texture, bake for 10 minutes. For a crispier cookie, go for 12 minutes.

  • Want a different nut butter flavor? Go for almond butter, cashew butter, or even a sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option!
  • Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different chopped mix-ins like dried fruit, pretzels, or white chocolate chips.

  • Nutrition Facts (per cookie, without chocolate or nuts):

    Calories: 250

  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Please note: This is a rough estimate and the exact nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients you use.

    Conclusion

    This healthy-ish Crumbl cookie recipe offers a satisfying alternative to the classic version. With wholesome ingredients and a touch less sugar, you can indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt. So go ahead, grab a glass of milk and enjoy your homemade creation!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I use other sweeteners besides honey?

    Absolutely! Maple syrup, agave nectar, or even a few drops of stevia can be used as a substitute. Just make sure to adjust the amount based on the sweetness of your chosen ingredient.

    2. My cookies turned out too dry. What went wrong?

    There are a couple of possibilities. First, you might have overbaked them. Aim for slightly soft centers. Second, your applesauce might have been thicker than usual. Try adding a tablespoon of milk or water to the wet ingredients next time.

    3. Do these cookies need to be refrigerated?

    No, these cookies store well at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

    4. Can I freeze the dough?

    Yes! Portion the dough onto your baking sheet and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to bake, simply preheat your oven and bake from frozen for an extra minute or two.

    5. How can I make these cookies vegan?