healthy oatmeal mix in cookies

I am a daily dessert type of person. I am also no stranger to multiple desserts in a day either. I count butter and sugar as some of my closest friends but I also really enjoy desserts that pack a little more nutrition. These cookies are such a great option for snacks, lunch dessert (yes, it’s a thing), or dinner dessert.healthy oatmeal cookiesI absolutely also ate a few for breakfast…healthy oatmeal cookiesOriginally called super-charge me cookies, these puppies are made with oats, spelt flour, maple syrup, and mix-ins of your choice. I don’t have spelt flour just casually hanging around my house so I used regular flour and don’t think the cookies suffered from it at all.healthy oatmeal cookieshealthy oatmeal cookiesI chose craisins, unsweetened shredded coconut, and dark chocolate chips as my additions.  Other delicious sounding ideas could be salted sunflower seeds, peanut butter chips, dried raspberries, or pecans.healthy oatmeal cookieshealthy oatmeal cookiesThere’s no raw egg in these cookies either so feel free to undertake them as much as possible.  My boyfriend likes them crispy and I try not to judge him for his choices.

Healthy Oatmeal Mix-In Cookies

(recipe adapted from eat, drink, and be vegan)

1 cup oats
2/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup craisins
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup flax meal
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut oil

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  In another bowl whisk together the flax meal, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, and oil.  Add in the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Line a baking skeet with parchment paper and scoop out the cookies into 2 tablespoon-sized balls.  These cookies won’t spread too much so don’t worry about them being far apart.  Bake 8-10 minutes for softer centers and 10-11 minutes for crispier cookies.

Enjoy!

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