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Low-Cal Granola Cookies Satisfy Sweet Cravings

These nut and honey cookies are super easy to make and the perfect snack for on the go.

One of my favorite on-the-go snacks are these granola cookies. They’re made up of nuts, oats, and honey. And, at only 50 calories per cookie, they make the perfect snack for an afternoon sweet craving, or crumbled over greek yogurt for breakfast.
 
I love them because, unlike many other granolas you find in the grocery store, the only sweetener used is honey. A quick look at the ingredients on other granola and you’ll see agave nectar, evaporated cane juice, brown sugar, or sometimes all of the sweeteners together!

As much as I love these cookies though, a bag of five costs about $5, and at the rate I eat them, those are expensive cookies. 

My solution? Make them myself of course!!

Oats-high in fiber, cancer fighting phyto-chemicals, blood glucose and insulin regulating properties, and can lower bad cholesterol.
Almonds-stimulates the immune system, improves digestion, increases circulation, and has anti-inflammatory properties

These cookies are super-easy to make, and are actually more like granola balls, but nonetheless yummy! Give them a try!

Plus, if you make up a bunch, they’re the perfect snack on the go!

Granola Cookies

makes 8

Ingredients
1/4 cup almonds(or any nut you prefer)
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons condensed milk
pinch of sea salt

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a blender or food processor, combine cashews and oats, pulsing until chopped. Transfer into a mixing bowl and add honey and milk. Stir to combine. The mixture should be sticky.

Roll mixture into rounded tablespoon balls. Place onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Enjoy!

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