Growing up, for some reason, cookies were generally divided into two categories - classic chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin (purportedly the "healthy" option). I've never been a huge fan of raisins in cookies, so I decided it was time to bridge the divide, and create a yummy, chewy chocolate-chip oatmeal cookie.
These are the perfect all-around cookie. Not too sweet. Pairs well with coffee or tea. Great for mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack time. And can easily be packed to take on the go.
Recipe: chewy choc-chip oatmeal cookies
(Makes approx. 15 cookies)
1 cup almond flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
¼ cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
4 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
1 tsp vanilla
1 “chia egg” (1 tbsp chia soaked in 4 tbsp water for 10 min)
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips/chunks
Preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.
Mix the chia egg, and set aside.
Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together all of the wet ingredients. Then pour these into the dry ingredients. Mix everything until combined.
Add in the chocolate chips and mix together.
Use a regular tablespoon and transfer one slightly heaping spoon of batter at a time to the baking sheet. No need to space them out too much. When all the small heaps of batter have been transferred, you can gently flatten each one with a fork.
Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 12-15 min, just until golden. Remember to set a timer.