Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cookies make the world a better place.
This is my favorite (and healthy) oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe!
I LOVE oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and since I usually can't stop at just one, I was very happy when I found this recipe and could indulge guilt-free! Cookies are a whole lot healthier when you use no flour, no butter, very little sugar, and healthy fats such as coconut oil and dark chocolate.
These cookies include oats instead of flour so they are a much better option for the health conscious than regular chocolate chip cookies. They are made with oat flour because once you blend the oats, voila, you now have oat flour! Having said that, I actually didn't blend the oats for this one batch, and they still turned out pretty darn good.
The other ingredients are pretty straightforward and simple. You can substitute dark chocolate chips for raisins but who would do that?! ;) Dark chocolate has antioxidants in it so it's good for you, right?
These are so tasty that your kids will love them! I pack them for snacks when we are on the go and my son devours them.
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Any substitutions NOT recommended. Although some "tried and true" substitutions may work in other recipes, I do not guarantee they work in this recipe. Especially substituting out the old fashioned oats (they are needed to absorb liquid) or the coconut oil (it is needed for stability in this recipe)
Scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop to avoid the coconut oil coming back to room temperature after the chilling. Don't have a cookie scoop? Use your hands, but then re-chill the dough for 15-30 minutes after the balls are rolled.
Pack in the cookies TIGHT in the cookie scoop (or your hands) to avoid crumbly cookies.
It is recommended you check your baking soda and make sure it is not expired. Old baking soda will cause an off taste in these cookies and may make them very flat.
Measure the ingredients exactly. As with most baked goods, loosely measuring may result in cookies that do not work out.