Welcome to my kitchen, where I'm delighted to share with you a recipe that perfectly combines indulgence and healthiness: the No Bake Jumbo Rice Cake Almond Butter Cookie.
As a dessert lover, devoted Weight Watcher, and food blogger, I've created this delightful treat that's not only delicious but also aligned with your weight loss goals and ideal as a pre or post-workout snack.
In a world where sweet cravings can often lead us astray, it's refreshing to find a dessert that satisfies both our taste buds and our desire for a healthy lifestyle.
These no-bake jumbo rice cake almond butter cookies are here to save the day! Packed with wholesome ingredients and bursting with flavor, they offer a guilt-free way to indulge.
One of the star ingredients in this recipe is almond butter, a creamy and protein-rich spread that adds a luscious nuttiness to every bite.
Almond butter is not only a great source of healthy fats but also provides essential nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber. Its natural sweetness compliments the other ingredients perfectly, making it an ideal choice for a healthier alternative to traditional cookie recipes.
To keep these cookies light and figure-friendly, we'll be using all natural rice cakes with a touch of sea salt as the base.
Rice cakes provide a satisfying crunch without adding unnecessary calories, and they are also gluten-free, making them suitable for various dietary preferences.
Their neutral flavor allows the other ingredients to shine, creating a delightful balance of textures and tastes.
In addition to almond butter and rice cakes, this recipe incorporates a touch of sweetness from stevia but you can also easily use honey or maple syrup, a sprinkle of chia seeds for added nutrients, and a dash of vanilla extract for a fragrant twist.
By skipping the baking process altogether, we preserve the wholesome goodness of these ingredients, ensuring that each cookie delivers maximum flavor and health benefits.
Whether you're looking for a quick energy boost before hitting the gym or a post-workout treat to refuel and recover, these no-bake jumbo rice cake almond butter cookies have got you covered.
They provide a balanced combination of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein, making them an excellent choice for satisfying hunger while keeping you on track with your weight loss goals.
So, join me in the kitchen and let's whip up these delightful treats that prove that healthy desserts can be both delicious and nourishing.
Get ready to indulge guilt-free with these no-bake jumbo rice cake almond butter cookies. They will leave you satisfied and eager to share them with your loved ones. Let's start baking (or rather, not baking) and enjoy a truly wholesome dessert experience!
Make sure try some of my other popular healthy sweet treat recipes. Low Calorie Wendy's Frosty, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Muffins , Mini DASH Chaffles, Air Fryer Beignets and The WW Zero Point Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
You don't want to miss out on this super easy rice cakes recipe!
Easy to Make - These homemade gluten free rice cake cookies require only a handful of ingredients and 1 hour in the freezer.
Kid Friendly - Using rice cakes and Greek yogurt to make cookies can be a nutritious and delicious option for kids. These rice cakes and Greek yogurt cookies are a great alternative to traditional cookies that are often high in refined sugars and unhealthy fats.
Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to make this almond butter cookie recipe.
Ingredients needed and substitutions
Greek Yogurt - siggi's plain greek yogurt with 2 packets of Stevia for sweetness was my choice for this healthy dessert for weight loss as it is Zero Points on WW. If you are not counting points Chobani S'mores greek yogurt is fun to use.
Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup - Pyure Chocolate Flavored Syrup is 0 Points for 1 tablespoon which is all you need to drizzle on top of your rice cake with almond butter.
Almond Butter - I Love Justin's Honey Almond Butter for this recipe. If you are not a fan of almond butter use your favorite peanut butter. Rice cakes with peanut butter are delicious especially with some sliced bananas or strawberries on top.
How to make a Rice Cake Cookie
1: Take 2 rice cakes and place them in a Zip Loc bag and crush them using your hands.
2: Now grab a bowl and mix together your rice cake crumble with your plain Greek yogurt and 2 packs of Stevia.
3: Now take your yogurt mixture and place it on a small baking pan on top of a sheet of parchment paper and shape it into a big cookie.
4: Now spread some almond butter on top or peanut butter if you prefer or use both. Add a couple of chocolate chips on top and a drizzle of sugar free chocolate syrup.
5: Now place in the freezer for 1 hour.
6: Remove from freezer and have a bite....so delicious!!!
Watch the How to Make a Healthy Frozen Dessert Cookie Video here...
Rice cakes are generally low in calories compared to many other snacks. They can be a suitable option for individuals who are trying to manage their weight or reduce their calorie intake.
Here are five creative ideas for what you can do with plain rice cakes. Rice Cake "Pizzas":
Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce or pesto on the rice cake.
Top with your favorite low-fat cheese, sliced vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions, and a sprinkle of dried herbs.
Place the rice cake pizzas under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Enjoy a guilt-free pizza-like snack!
Rice Cake "Nachos":
Break the rice cakes into smaller pieces and spread them on a baking sheet.
Top with black beans, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, jalapeños, and a sprinkle of reduced-fat shredded cheese.
Bake in the oven until the cheese has melted.
Serve with salsa, guacamole, and low-fat sour cream for a tasty and light alternative to traditional nachos.
Rice Cake "Sushi":
Spread a thin layer of low-sodium soy sauce on the rice cake.
Top with a slice of avocado, cucumber, and a small piece of cooked shrimp or crabstick.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds and a drizzle of reduced-sodium soy sauce or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Rice Cake "Bruschetta":
Toast the rice cake until crispy.
Top with diced tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze or a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.
Optionally, add a small slice of fresh mozzarella or feta cheese for added.
Rice Cake "Ice Cream Sandwiches":
Place a small scoop of your favorite low-fat or sugar-free ice cream between two rice cakes.
Gently press the rice cakes together to create an ice cream sandwich.
For extra indulgence, roll the edges of the ice cream sandwich in crushed nuts or dark chocolate shavings.
- Crush the rice cakes finely: Use a food processor or place the rice cakes in a sealed plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin. The finer the crumbs, the better the texture of your cookies.
- Mix with binding ingredients: Rice cakes alone may not provide enough moisture and binding properties for cookies. Mix the rice cake crumbs with ingredients like nut butter, honey, or maple syrup to help hold the cookies together.
- Add flavors and textures: Enhance the taste and texture of your cookies by incorporating additional ingredients. Consider adding chocolate chips, dried fruits, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut to add interest.
- Experiment with spices: Play with spices to add depth of flavor to your cookies. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, or vanilla extract work well in rice cake cookies.
- Adjust sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your rice cakes, you may need to adjust the amount of additional sweetener. Taste the cookie dough before baking and add more sweetener if desired.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This easy Rice cake snack idea is only 4 Points on my app for one jumbo rice cake cookie.
Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
Make sure you check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
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