Who doesn’t love something sweet? I know I do! And all of my clients say that they “need” something sweet usually after dinner. So I often experiment with making homemade healthy treats. The reason is that it is often way better to eat something homemade and baked with less sugar than what you may find in a store or bakery. Controlling the ingredients that go in the foods you eat is often key to being a healthier eater. And many of the handcrafted items you can make even taste better than the store-bought ones.
I think you will find that these Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect example!
These cookies combine fiber-filled oats and almond butter with a smaller amount of sugar and NO butter or oil. Try them today and put a smile on your face.
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crispy and sweet!
- 1/2 cup all-natural almond butter or any nut butter you may prefer
- 2 tbsp. real maple syrup
- 3 tbsp. coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup thick-rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or any chocolate chip you prefer
Preheat oven to 325 degrees convection oven bake or just 350 degrees bake. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
In a large bowl, whisk together the almond butter, syrup, sugar, egg and vanilla until blended.
Add flour, oats, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Stir together until blended.
Place tablespoon-size scoops of the batter on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes until slightly brown.