Posted in Food & Drink, {Project Recipe}

{Project Recipe} Healthy Oatmeal CC Cookies

I’ve been craving chocolate more than usual the past few days. I mean, it’s bad, people. I scavenged the candy bowl at work for the first time EVER last night, rounding up dark chocolate M&Ms and hoarding them at my desk while I proofed pages, whispering “my preciousssss” every so often.

I told you. It’s pretty bad.

I ran out of cocoa powder and flour a while ago, so brownies weren’t an option. My last hope was the bag of Kirkland Signature semisweet chocolate chips in my pantry, and I knew eating those by themselves probably wasn’t the best idea. (Although it has happened a time or two. Or 13.) Jerod is a fan of a well-made chocolate chip cookie, though, and I had enough oats stocked to feed a good-sized pony. Conclusion? Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies to the rescue!

Nom nom nom.
Nom nom nom.

I’ve been making the most crazy delicious breakfast the past few days, inspired by Yeah … Imma Eat That. It’s called an Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Pizza Cookie Thingy (yes, “thingy” is part of the official name), and it’s incredible. It’s satisfying, it’s a pizza, it’s a cookie (a pizzookie!) and it’s HEALTHY. Can’t get much better than that.

I’ve been making it with the suggested blueberry mix-in (highly recommend), but I made Jerod a chocolate chip version, and I ended up eating most of it that was pretty good, too. I figured, if it’s this tasty as a huge breakfast pizzookie, wouldn’t it be even better in a smaller cookie size?

Turns out, these cookies hold their own. And totally satisfied my chocolate craving.

To make a bigger batch of mix for cookie dough, I just quadrupled Kylie’s original recipe. Then I replaced the blueberries with chocolate chips, and baked for 10 minutes. Click over to her blog to get the original measurements for a kickin’ breakfast cookie thingy! And look below if you want the cookie dough measurements. 🙂

In my healthy cookie jar: honey cookies and oatmeal CC cookies!
In my healthy cookie jar: honey cookies and oatmeal CC cookies!

Healthy Oatmeal CC Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups oats

4 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

4 flax “eggs” (Mix 1 tablespoon flaxseed and 1-2 tablespoons water for each egg. Let sit for 5 minutes.)

4 tablespoons honey/agave or 8 packets Truvia

8 tablespoons applesauce

1 tsp vanilla or maple extract

1 cup chocolate chips (or another favorite mix-in, like berries, nuts, seeds, etc.)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Drop tablespoon-sized balls onto cookie sheet (you should get about 23 cookies).

Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie rack. Or eat straight out of the oven with a little nut butter on top! Mmm …

Advertisements

Author:

Christ follower. Wife. Mama.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s