Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Sometimes I just need a cookie.  In the afternoon, I frequently enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee, and occasionally want something chewy and sweet to nibble on while I sip.  But packages of store-bought processed cookie dough with questionable ingredients and dangerous trans-fats are out of the question.  Fortunately, cookies are easy to make from whole ingredients in my pantry.  And yes, they can even be part of a healthy diet.

These fluffy oatmeal cookies use apple and coconut oil for moisture.  Sweetness comes from organic raisins and coconut palm sugar that won’t spike your blood sugar.   And anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate chips make them irresistible.  So if you find yourself in need of a cookie, give these a try.  At around 70 calories each, they are a yummy occasional treat that won’t wreck your efforts to eat better.

Recipe:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

1-1/2 cups rolled oats
½ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded apple + 1 Tablespoon water
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
1 large egg
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup organic raisins or unsweetened dried cherries

  1. Combine oats through salt in a large mixing bowl.  Stir well to mix ingredients.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the apple, water, oil, egg and vanilla extract.  Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon until all of the dry ingredients are moistened and mixture is thoroughly combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips and raisins.
  3. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, spoon out tablespoon sized balls of dough, allowing 1-2 inches between cookies.  Bake for 12 – 16 minutes, until edges are slightly golden.  Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.  Makes 2 dozen.

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By | 2017-04-25T20:37:30+00:00 February 17th, 2013|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

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As a Plant-Based Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach, Stephanie Leach works with individuals and families that are ready to reclaim their health and avoid or reverse chronic conditions by helping them transition to a customized whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle that works for them.

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