How To: Delicious Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

Guess what?

I found a recipe that defies those odds and I'm going to share it with you now!

I first came across this recipe while surfing Pinterest. It is called "Healthy Oatmeal Cookies" from Fit Foodie Finds. If you know anything about me and cookies, it is that I do not like to follow the directions exactly. I have no time for sifting and all that jazz. So, here is my take on these tasty cookies.
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A healthy take on the classic cookie we all love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 122 kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • Stand mixer (preferable)
  • Cookie sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
  • Mix together butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until fluffy.
    Mix
  • Add in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.
    Mixing
  • Stir in (or mix on low) oats until they are wet and well distributed into the cookie dough.
    Dough
  • Add in mini chocolate chips. I recommend mixing on low to evenly distribute the chips around the cookie.
    Chips
  • 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!
    Cookie

Notes

If you choose to use rolled oats, you will need to pulverize them in a food processor prior to adding to the cookies.
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, cookies, healthy, oatmeal, whole wheat

Mix It Up

Are you looking for some fun and healthy ways to jazz up your cookies?

  • Try adding some fat free whipped cream between 2 cookies to make your own version of an Oatmeal Cream Pie. (This only adds around 5 calories, so it is a win!)
  • Place 1- 2 cookies in a bowl, top with fresh fruit (I recommend strawberries), and a little fat free whipped cream for a fun twist on Strawberry Shortcake.
  • Grab some vanilla frozen yogurt to enjoy with your cookies after warming them in the microwave (or fresh from the oven) to make your own healthy version of a Chocolate Mountain Mudslide. Go ahead, add a little chocolate sauce if you want. It's ok to indulge even when you are being health conscious!
Do you miss ice cream while eating healthy?
Grab a frozen tub of fat free whipped cream and scoop out some of that frozen, creamy goodness.
Yes, I know it's not quite the same.
BUT
It will give you the feeling of scooping and creaminess that comes with serving up your favorite tub of ice cream.
*BONUS*
It will save you a TON of calories!
Pro-Tip
Cookie with cream
Berries

It is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, so some blogger friends and I are teaming up to share all things OATMEAL COOKIE! Follow along in our blogs for more inspiration!
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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Choc Chip cookies

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