Before I started to learn to cook, I loved to bake. Sadly, most baked goods are loaded with processed flours and processed sugars. I still love cookies, so I have tried to healthify some of my favorite recipes. This is one of those recipes. I bring to you, Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
I loaded mine up with spices so that I would need to add very little sugar. Did you know that spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla make foods appear sweeter than they are. It’s like a trick of the senses or something.
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg (I used a flax egg. 1T flax meal + 3 T water)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup applesauce unsweetened
2-3 T milk (I used homemade almond milk)
1 tsp ground vanilla beans or vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 T molasses (optional)
1/3 cup carob chips, non dairy chips or even sub for raisins
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all the wet ingredients in one bowl. Mix dry in another. Add wet to dry. Fold in chips. Bake on a lined or greased pan for about 13-15 minutes or until edges come out lightly browned. These are so good that I eat at least 3 of them when they first come out of the oven. So does Meadow.
What were some of your favorite cookies?