Our family is pretty health conscious and continue to grow with time and with attempts to keep up with all the information out there on the good, the bad and the ugly of what’s going on with our foods. But, we also LOVE our cookies. I posted a while back ago about the healthy cookies that I used to make all the time.
Since that time, we realized that my husband has a sensitivity to gluten and we made some changes to the cookies. Well, quite honestly, I made changes to the recipe every few months. The latest version was made up of almond flour (lots of it), coconut oil, honey, chia seeds, shredded coconut and chocolate chips. Then, just a couple of weeks ago, I read an article about problems associated with having too much almond flour. Guilty!
So, I was back to the drawing board….or, should I say the cutting board? 😉 In any case, I’ve had several attempts to convince my husband and my children that we can have a healthy, tasty cookie again without using wheat flour or so much almond flour.
I think I did it! Well, my husband and children think I did it. So, I guess I did!
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4-1/2 cup chia seeds
2 cups soaked oatmeal (here’s some information on soaking your oatmeal)
1/2 coconut oil (melted)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 can coconut milk
4-5 eggs (at room temperature)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips (Well, sometimes we use more than half of the 10 oz bag ;))
1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.
2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Pour the dry ingredients into the large bowl and mix thoroughly. Once the flours are blended into the wet ingredients, add the oats. (Sometimes, I add the oats to the wet ingredients first.)
4. Once everything is mixed well, fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
5. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (Often, I just let them sit overnight.)
6. Use a spoon to form cookies onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
7. Take a bite of what is likely to be the healthiest cookie you have ever eaten…and enjoyed!
What kind of healthy snacks do you feel good about making–or eating?
By the way, I generally use organic ingredients (and recommend doing so).
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