Tuesday, June 17, 2014

{Healthy} Oatmeal Cookies

Every afternoon while Avery naps, I like to enjoy a sweet snack. Usually while enjoying the remainder of my morning coffee that ended up in the fridge because I didn't have time to finish it. I had been itching to bake and wanted to make something sweet and healthy. These cookies didn't disappoint. Not only did my house smell absolutely amazing, the cookies were sweet and delicious. They were a tad hard on the outside and soft on the inside. These are also hubby and toddler approved! 


Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Adapted from Food Fanatic

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut oil, melted 
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips 
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set this bowl aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs until well combined.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Stir in the oats and if using, the raisins or chocolate chips.
  6. I used a medium cookie scoop to form 1 1/2 inch balls and placed them 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 13 minutes or until the center of the cookies is set.
  8. Let the cookies cool for 3 minutes on the tray and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.


2 comments :

  1. do you find the coconut oil leaves a coconut flavor?

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  2. 3 Studies SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by consuming coconut fats (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!

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