These cookies have around 100 calories each instead of 200+ for a regular CCC. They also have a lot more fiber and protein. Very cool – huh!
Healthier Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (approx. 3 dozen)
2 cups rolled oats (dried)
2 cups flour (I did 1 c whole wheat pastry flour and 1 c regular white)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup coconut or palm sugar
2 Tbsp. “More Fiber Baking Stevia”
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
2 Tbsp. chia seeds (I sprinkled some into the “wet mix”)
3 tsp. vanilla
2 cups mini chocolate chips (they spread out the chocolate flavor more without using as much!)
First lay out all your oats on a baking pan and toast them at 350° for 10 minutes. (set aside)
Sir together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl (set aside)
In a mixer, beat all oils and sugars. Sprinkle in chia seeds. Next add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Gently fold in oats, flour mixture and chocolate chips.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Bake 10-12 minutes at 350° (I pressed mine down a little because they didn’t seem to spread themselves)
Maybe you have another idea to make it even healthier without subtracting from the taste? Have fun with this, experiment a little.
What if we added more chia seeds and used less oil? (chia seeds are so good for you and takes the place of oil!) For a great list of nutritional benefits of chia seeds be sure and click the link – it will knock your socks off!!!
Previously in healthy recipes I’ve tired replacing some oils with applesauce but I’m worried it will taste too fruity if I do that.
For those that have no desire to eat a healthier version – here is my favorite chewy, full of good buttery
flavor (and calories) Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Any suggestions? Ideas? Please try this and tell me what you think! :-)
If you are wondering where to buy healthy ingredients for a good price these are my two favorite sites to buy from:
- iherb (get $5.00 off your first order with this link)
- vitacost (get $10.00 off your first order with this link)
ENJOY my FRIENDS! ~ Selina
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