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!
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. 🙂
Healthy Oatmeal CC Cookies
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.)
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 …