Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookie

16 Jun

Plate of cookies, just before they were summarily eaten.

So it 9am on a Saturday, and the hubs is still sleeping. Since I can never sleep over 8 hrs, I’ve been up for a little while, wondering what to bake for breakfast, since weekend breakfasts are basically my favorite meal of the week. I wanted to do something healthy, but not obviously so.

So I went with oats! This cookie recipe calls for oat flour (which I made in a food processor) and barely any of the “bad stuff” which makes it perfect for breakfast. Plus, it has the protein in oats as an added boost for the day.

Rafe got out of bed just as the cookies were coming out of the oven, so the cookies barely lasted 5 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 c quick oats (or use pre-made oat flour)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar (I used 3, I like it sweet!)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp milk (I used almond)
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut flake
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries

Method

  • Preheat to 350. Put the oats in a food processor and process until fine and relatively smooth. Some chunks are ok– adds to the texture.
  • Pour flour into a bowl. Add salt and baking soda and whisk. Add brown sugar. Now pour in all the wets (vanilla, canola, milk) and mix until blended. Stir in choco chips, coconut, and cranberries.
  • Lump into balls and flatten slightly onto silpat (or greased baking sheet). I made 9 cookies from this recipe. Bake for about 10 minutes.
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