• Microwavable Nut Butter Cookie for One

    September 12, 2012

    Aww, Murphy, my adorable, little pug-let… do you wanna go for a walk?

    [excited-panic ensues]

    Oh, yea? Do ya? Ok, let’s go for a walk. Bring your green leash! 

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    (That’s pretty much word-for-word what I said to Murphy before his walk this afternoon. I talk to him a lot.)


    On my way out the door to walk Murphy, I grabbed a handful of almonds to snack on. I planned to make dinner as soon as I returned home, but I wanted a little something to munch on.

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    On my pug walks lately, I’ve been listening to the Balanced Bites podcasts, which focus on “a practical approach to holistic and Paleo nutrition with a healthy dose of humor.” They’re hosted by Diane Sanfilippo (of Balanced Bites and author of Practical Paleo) and Liz Wolfe (of Cave Girl Eats). I’ve only listened to two so far, but I like them a lot, and I’m learning a ton!


    The podcast I finished this morning was with Chris Kresser and talked about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), maintaining healthy gut flora, and the best nutritional approaches for healing the gut and proper digestion. It was all very interesting and my gut needs healing in a bad way, so I’m going to try a couple of things that they suggested, including bone broth. Bone tea? Ooh, boy! Accept and adjust and heal my gut!


    After my walk with Murphy, I came home and threw together a quick Cobb Salad (minus the bacon) for dinner.

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    After dinner, I had a craving for something sweet, specifically a cookie, so I whipped up one in the microwave using just 5 ingredients.


    OMG, it turned out so well—moist, soft, and delicious!

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    And, of course, you can get all crazy with this recipe and add chocolate chips, raisins, flavored extracts, etc.

    Microwaveable Nut Butter Cookie for One


    • 2 tbsp nut butter
    • 2 tbsp liquid egg whites
    • 1-2 tsp honey
    • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

    Directions: Coat a microwaveable-safe bowl with nonstick cooking spray. Then, combine all of the ingredients in the bowl and mix well. Microwave for 60 seconds. Enjoy!


    Nikki’s Coconut Butter Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win two jars of Nikki’s Coconut Butter. Here’s your winner:


    I would most like to try the honey pecan pie… or ANY flavor really. They all sound amazing!

    Congrats, Blakely! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your flavor choices, full name, and address to claim your prize.

    P.S. Check out my newest post on the Pretzel Crisps blog: 6 Ways to Save Money on a Cruise!

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    { 60 comments… read them below or add one }

    Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale September 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Okay. You had me captivated at the title, had me smiling at Murphy, and have me disappearing to make that cookie RIGHT THIS SECOND for dessert!! :)


    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries September 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I am loving the looks of that cookie! I am thinking it will be my evening snack tonight! :)


    Katelyn September 12, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    HI HECK YEA YUM. ps I have things to tell you. You. are going. to die.


    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } September 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Do you think PB2 could work for the nut butter?


    Tina September 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Probably, but I’ve never actually had PB2. Isn’t it powdered peanut butter?


    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh September 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Oh yeah, that cookie looks AMAZING.


    Tina September 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Oh, it was!! :)


    Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom September 12, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Oh, this microwavable cookie for one could easily turn into a dangerous thing for me. I may have to get up in the kitchen and whip this up tonight.


    Danielle@cleanfoodcreativefitness September 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    This looks delicious and you know I love that it’s Paleo! Can’t wait to give it a try!


    BroccoliHut September 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Wait, you mean it’s not normal to talk to your dog? Cuz I definitely have full conversations with my dog Margot 😉


    Tina September 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Haha! Maybe it’s just weird that I want Murphy to talk back! :)


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I love a good quick cookie! And Murphy’s excited face is too cute!


    Danica September 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    LOVE that this is single-serve (and flourless)!


    Dani September 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I absolutely love Murphy’s face in the background of your podcast/phone picture. He’s like ‘COME ONNN MOM!’ :)


    Samantha September 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I went IMMEDIATELY to try out that cookie recipe. Used cashew butter and chocolate chips. It was fab, and my cookie-snob husband was totally amazed. Made my night!!


    Jenna September 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    i did the cookie w a little more than 1 tbsp tj’s sea salt creamy PB and it was delissshh.


    christine September 12, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I prefer Jillian Michaels podcast more, Balanced Bites always just one girl talking a long time and make me want to sleep….MJ’s podcast has a perfect interaction with listener~


    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I need that cookie!!! I guess I know what I’m making for dessert tonight!


    Samantha September 12, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Sounds great but I don’t have liquid egg whites – could I just use the egg white from 1 egg instead?


    Kristen September 24, 2012 at 1:58 am

    @Samantha: Yes, that’s what I did and it came out fab!


    Liz September 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I love Chris Kresser! He’s got a very interesting website. :)


    Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    making this right this second (instead of my beloved cereal!)


    Pam September 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Glad you are learning how to heal your gut!
    Your salad looks yummy! A splash of raw apple cider vinegar would be a great addition too, great for the belly.


    Clare @ Fitting It All In September 12, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the Balanced Bites podcasts! I love listening to Robb Wolf and Crossfit Radio when I walk, but needed some new ones!


    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    that cookie looks SO good!


    Julie September 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    This is perfect. I can’t wait to try it. I’ve always wanted a quick and easy treat.


    Lauren September 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Ah, this is a brilliant idea! I’ve never been good at the microwaveable desserts but this one actually looks doable.


    Mariza September 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Oh my! That cookie was magic! It went into the microwave looking a bit like a mess and came out in 60 secs looking like a fluffy, perfect personal sized cookie. I made mine with sun butter and blueberry honey. DELICIOUS!!!


    Ellen September 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Chris Kresser is my hero. Also check out “The Perfect Health Diet” too (the key there being Health, not Diet). They helped me immensely.


    michelle kim September 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    OMG, no WAY! That’s an amazingly simple recipe! Thank you 😀


    luv what you do September 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Wow! I love recipes for one!
    Heading to TJ’s this tomorrow and will be excited to make this cookie : )


    Teresa @ fitnwoodbine.blogspot.com September 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Cookie looks amazing!!! Gotta try that!


    Marissa@ohhhsolovely September 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    that pug face just makes me melt! i love making cookies for one! sometimes, that’s just the kind of indulgence that i need!


    Annette@FitnessPerks September 13, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Oooh that cookie sounds delicious! I love nut butter based stuff–esp if it’s AB :)


    Khushboo Thadani September 13, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I can’t believe that cookie has no flour- awesome texture! Any idea if it’ll work in the oven?


    Vega September 13, 2012 at 4:37 am

    I love Murphy! His eyes speaks!


    MizFit September 13, 2012 at 6:09 am



    healthy ashley September 13, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I can’t get over how good that looks with so few ingredients! I’ll recreate asap for sure.


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    There’s seriously nothing better than a cookie that is ready in 60 seconds. 😀


    Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl September 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Had to jump over and see what you said about saving money on a cruise. I happened to just post about that too and you made some good points. Drinks are extremely expensive on the cruise so packing your own will save tons of money. I never even thought to pack a reusable water bottle. Dumb on my part…that’s a no brainer. :/

    Here’s my tips. Check them out if you have time. They’ll save you time & money when you book your next cruise. :)


    Justeen @ Blissful Baking September 13, 2012 at 8:33 am

    The bone broth sounds really similar to a traditional Korean dish called seollongtang. Ox bones (and meat) are boiled for hours to create a milky broth. Daikon radish and onion can be added for flavor. Sometimes they are served with sweet potato noodles. Delicious!!


    Jenica September 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

    that cookie looks amazing! I’ll have to make it today (I’m recovering from getting some teeth out, so something soft and delicious sounds awesome).


    Rachel September 13, 2012 at 10:20 am

    That cookie looks great! I’ll have to make it one of these days :)


    Lynn September 13, 2012 at 11:06 am

    That cookie looks delish and I love that contains ingredients that I always have on hand. I am thinking this might be a treat I will turn to when my after dinner sugar cravings hit.


    Chelsea Lords September 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Tina! I am so excited about this cookie! For the liquid egg substitute, could I make my own by removing yolks from regular eggs?

    Thanks!! And love your blog!


    Tina September 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Possibly! Let me know how it turns out if you try it! :)


    Emily October 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm


    I made it with a whole egg and it was great. It had a little bit of a custard flavor from the yolk, which I love, but some might not like as much. Thanks for the recipe!!


    Amy L September 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Just wanted to let those interested in knowing, a normal egg white works fine. Thanks for this recipe! Delicious.


    Tina September 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Awesome! Thanks for testing it out! :)


    Sky September 14, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I really wish I didn’t try that recipe…my cookie was soooo good!! But at least it will be a healthy option when I get those sweet tooth cravings! Thanks for sharing Tina :)


    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

    oh wow, this is dangerous. I may have to make this….everyday? haha


    Jennifer September 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I’ve made this twice already. Two words…..HOLY YUM.


    STUFT Mama September 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I’m a little late reading this post, but that cookie looks amazing. I’m so going to have to try it. I need to try out those podcasts too on my long runs. :) That picture of Murphy is just too much. :)


    Kristen September 24, 2012 at 1:55 am

    I was skeptical at first, but I made the cookie recipe and it came out FANTASTIC! Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe. I have a bad sweet tooth and this is recipe will really satisfy me when I am craving a cookie. Btw, I added about a table spoon of dark chocolate chips and it seriously tasted like a chocolate chip cookie! YAY :)


    april martin designs September 24, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I’d like to follow you in Instagram….do you have an account? I’m Earthyluxe and LOVE your style… =)


    Tina September 25, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Yep! Carrotsncake! :)


    Jewels October 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Going to make some for my upcoming road trip, as I’m running a race on Saturday. It will be a nice little treat! :-) Do you mind if I share it on my blog?


    Tina October 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Sure, feel free! :)


    Jewels October 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Thanks Tina! Loving your recipes and of course the one and only Murphy! He is just too adorable! Everytime I see a pug now, I think of your blog and Murphy! Thanks for all your great posts! It has become part of my “daily reading material” :-)


    Tina October 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Yay! So glad to heat that! :)


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