Millionaire Shortbread has to be one of the best things ever…
And creating this healthy version that still tastes a-mazing made me very happy!
In these little beauties the butter, sugar and flour is replaced with coconut oil, protein powder, oats, dates, honey and dark chocolate, so you get some quality nutrients for your body including protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and fibre.
A word of warning though – although made with healthier ingredients, there are still plenty of calories in here from the coconut oil and chocolate, so it’s wise to still see them as a treat and stick to just one!
Another great thing them though is that although you’ll love the taste, you should also find you’re happy enough with just one. Less sugar plus more quality natural ingredients means less cravings being set off in your brain, and a feeling of nourished satisfaction instead 🙂
Here’s how to make them:
(makes 6 pieces)
For the base
- 60g oats
- 50g coconut oil, melted
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
For the middle layer
- 10 medjool dates, stones removed
- 1 tbsp honey
For the chocolate topping
- 40g 70% dark chocolate, melted
- 20g coconut oil, melted
- 30g cacao powder (dark cocoa powder is fine too)
- 1 tbsp date syrup (honey is fine too)
To make the base, combine the oats, coconut oil and protein, and press down firmly into a small loaf tin lined with clingfilm. Pop it in the freezer to set for a few minutes while you make the other layers.
For the caramel date layer, blitz the dates in a mini blender with the honey, then spread this on top of the base.
For the topping, mix the melted chocolate, coconut oil, cacao and date syrup in a bowl, then spread gently over the date layer.
Cover the tin with clingfilm and pop it in the fridge to allow it all to set for an hour or so.
Once ready, remove from the tin and cut into 6 pieces (or however many you want), sit down with a cuppa and (slowly) devour your piece.
These will be fine for a few days in an airtight container (although I doubt they’ll last that long) and are best kept in the fridge. Would also be fine to pop in the freezer too.