The Healthiest Double Chocolate Cookies

No refined sugar, butter, or all-purpose flour. And certainly NO guilt. Here’s how you can enjoy Double Chocolate Cookies while staying happy & healthy.

The Healthiest Double Chocolate Cookies

Ever since making my Unbelievably Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies a couple months back, I knew that I wanted to try my hand at a better-for-you Double Chocolate Cookie recipe.

I do not have favorites when it comes to cookies. Yes, I am not a big fan of dry or even crispy cookies, but generally speaking, I could never choose. There are just too many great cookie recipes in my life. Not that I’m complaining or anything.

But I was lacking a chocolaty cookie recipe in my collection that left such a big hole, it was basically begging to be filled. And I happily got to work.

The Healthiest Double Chocolate Cookies

Since our cookie consumption can be quite high (just take a peak at my recipe page and have a look through all the cookies I’ve shared over the years), healthy cookies have become a must in our cookie jar.

You guys know that I’m all about variety and easily get bored. Which is why I am beyond thrilled with the fact that I now have 2 healthy options to indulge in that taste anything but. THRILLED! [Read more…]

Banana Bread Muffins

 Healthy Banana Bread Muffins made with only 7 ingredients. These muffins make for a very happy and scrumptious morning.

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So I may have mentioned here and there that breakfast isn’t really my thing. I’ve always been much more of a grazer than a person who eats 3 meals each day. The only “real” meal I consume is at dinner time when my hubby and I get to sit down together.

I like eating small portions whenever I get hungry and that usually starts somewhere around 10 AM or so. One of the many reasons why I love brunches so much; whoever invented those definitely had me in mind, ha.

banana-bread-muffins

Even though muffins aren’t the first thing that most of us think about when it comes to brunch, it wouldn’t be complete without them either.

Since some of the brunch food can be a bit on the heavy side, I thought I would lighten it up with a healthy muffin that only takes a couple of ingredients and a few minutes to prepare. [Read more…]

Very Berry Banana Smoothie

Let’s celebrate the middle of the week with this yummy smoothie!

Very Berry Banana Smoothie - Deliciously Yum!

I have to be honest, I am not a huge fan of smoothies in the middle of winter and was somewhat hesitant to making this one. But as I started to browse the grocery isles and saw all the beautiful colors going into my cart, I instantly changed my mind.

Not only was I excited for a huge boost of nutrients, but I was almost as giddy about the pops of purples, reds, and pinks that would hopefully form a fabulous concoction. The girly girl inside of me quickly took control. And I decided to let her take over this one.

Very Berry Banana Smoothie - Deliciously Yum!

If I had to choose one thing to have for breakfast each and every morning for the rest of my life, it would probably be this smoothie. A huge statement considering that I hardly ever take a minute to eat breakfast at all. Just another reason this smoothie deserves a medal or something. It has special powers – the ability to change breakfast haters’ minds. Whoa!

Maybe it’s because it doesn’t feel like I’m eating an actual breakfast. It’s almost like having a snack on the go, which is totally my thing. Or maybe it’s because I feel a tad bit naughty slurping a tall glass of this deliciousness, since it reminds me so much of my favorite part of any meal – dessert! And it’s healthy – no added sugar, no weird ingredients, and every bit as scrumptious as an indulgent treat. You could totally satisfy any sweet tooth with this Very Berry Banana Smoothie. [Read more…]

Swirled No-Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

So, this happened.

Swirled No-Bake Reeses Peanut Butter Bars by Deliciously Yum!

Here’s how: after drinking 3 large cups of tea (with the help of my new Keurig – love that thing), trying to concentrate on reading and keeping myself occupied with housework, I was no longer able to resist the urge of entering my kitchen to whip up something containing loads and loads of peanut butter. It goes without saying that chocolate had to be part of the cast of characters because you never separate best friends. Peanut Butter & Chocolate = BFF.

You see, I was avoiding our kitchen all morning because I knew that me being trapped in the house with a pan of these bars could cause major damage. To my waistline, thank you very much, MN Snow/Frozen Tundra Day. The fact that these bars take almost no time to make or work to prepare, wasn’t helping my case. I was left with no excuse why I had to stock up on calories after working so very hard in the kitchen. But yeah, I still could not be deterred from eating an undisclosed amount of these.

No-Bake Reeses Peanut Butter Bars by Deliciously Yum!

Do not keep reading if you’re planning on keeping your food-related resolution this year. Unless you’re in need of lots of protein, which these bars are totally delivering. [Read more…]

Flourless Chocolate S’more Cookies

Flourless Double Chocolate Smore Cookies by Deliciously Yum!

It is official! Minnesota is trying to become the coldest place on earth. The Governor closed all schools in the entire State for today. With a temperature of -57 degrees (including wind chill), we have declared a pajama day. There is absolutely no way I’ll be stepping a single foot out of our door, which means hot chocolate and tea will be my best friends today. Oh, and these cookies. As I sat contemplating the drastic temperatures we were about to encounter, I couldn’t help but dream about warmer weather. And what is better than a perfectly roasted marshmallow paired with a piece of chocolate and hugged by two graham cracker halves? Possibly these cookies. Flourless Chocolate S’more Cookies to be exact.

Flourless Chocolate Smore Cookies by deliciouslyyum.com

Fudgy, chocolaty and super chewy. From mixing the batter to taking my first bite, these cookies reminded me of brownies. I had no idea how they would turn out, but couldn’t have been more surprised and delighted. Who knew 6 ingredients could make for something so delectable?! [Read more…]