I have a thing for oatmeal cookies — the denser and chewier the better. Something about the homemade granola bar texture of these makes me smile and then eat them uncontrollably. (My husband thinks I’m nuts, and doesn’t equate “horse cookies” with “sweet treats”). Of course (said the horse) these must have chocolate in them. Raisins just won’t do. Why Oatmeal Raisin is a thing and not Oatmeal Chocolate is silliness!
These are a healthy chocolate chip cookie. In fact, these cookies are ridiculously good for you. Admittedly I went a bit overboard with the healthy part: added a bunch of seeds and substituted flax oil for canola upping the healthy fat thing too. (Insert link here for an article promoting the antioxidant benefits of chocolate if an excuse to eat some dark chocolate is needed.) Go ahead and have one for breakfast! Recipe adapted from Clean Food by Terry Walters
Healthy Chocolate Chip and Oats Cookies
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup unbleached white flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup flax oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In large bowl mix together oats thru salt. In separate bowl (or in 2 cup liquid measuring cup) whisk together maple syrup, oil and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix to just combine. Fold in nuts and chocolate.
- Press dough into balls, it will not want to hold and it will take some coaxing to get these to stick together. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Makes 2 doz large cookies.
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