Healthy cookies? You read right! These delicious cookies are gluten free and made with no processed sugar. So you can have your cookies without the guilt!
Sometimes you just HAVE to have a cookie. Am I right? It’s such a wonderful sweet snack, and sometimes it can be so hard to resist.
Besides all that, I love baking. It’s something I can’t let myself do too often, because I end up with a bunch of sweets in the house that someone has to eat (mainly me!).
Fortunately, I’ve discovered that it’s not too difficult to make healthy versions of my favorite baked goods. Awhile back I created a recipe for Guilt Free Double Chocolate Cookies — a gooey, chocolately cookie with a surprise (healthy!) ingredient.
This time around, I was craving an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Oats are great for you, so that wasn’t a problem. But I substituted almond flour for wheat flour and sweetened the cookies with agave nectar.
So next time you’re hit with an urge to bake or you just have to satisfy a cookie craving, break out your mixer and whip up a batch of these tasty cookies. Guilt free!
- 1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup almond meal/flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup agave nectar or honey
- 3/4 cups dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
In another medium bowl, melt the butter. Let cool slightly. Whisk in the vanilla, followed by the egg. Finally, whisk in the agave nectar.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir together. Add in the chocolate chips.
Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or freeze for 15.
Bake in the preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until just starting to brown.
Let cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.