You know that feeling when you're getting ready to start a healthy eating regimen (not a diet, just conscious eating) and you start to think of all the things that you WON'T be able to eat?
Trust me, I've been there. Homemade chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite treats. Even the thought of a life without them is enough to really bum me out. [Yes, I am well aware that you can have anything in moderation - but let's be honest, who has self-control when it comes to fresh-from-the-oven cookies?]
So, what can we do to help solve this healthy eating conundrum?
Find a tasty, healthy alternative!
I know what you're thinking: tasty and healthy do not often go together when we talk desserts.
I found a recipe that defies those odds and I'm going to share it with you now!
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- mixing bowl
- Stand mixer (preferable)
- Cookie sheets
- 1.5 cup Oats Quick cooking are best
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- ½ bag Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup Butter Unsalted
- 1 cup Brown Sugar Organic, Packed
- 1 large Egg
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- Preheat oven to 350° F
- Mix together butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until fluffy.
- Add in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.
- Stir in (or mix on low) oats until they are wet and well distributed into the cookie dough.
- Add in mini chocolate chips. I recommend mixing on low to evenly distribute the chips around the cookie.
- Scoop tablespoon-sized amounts of dough onto cookie sheet. Slightly flatten.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes (depending on your oven).
- Remove from oven, cool, and enjoy!
Mix It Up
Are you looking for some fun and healthy ways to jazz up your cookies?
Yes, I know it's not quite the same.