I don’t even have a lot of words for these cookies. They are DELICIOUS. You should really make them.
My philosophy on desserts is that not everything needs “healthifying”. It’s perfectly fine to have a big slice of apple pie with real butter in the crust and a huge scoop of real ice cream right on top. It’s part of the joy of living! But as fair as my daily diet goes, when I can find something that fits into my personal idea of good nutrition (things like whole grains, antioxidants, healthy fats, etc.) AND makes a great dessert, I’m ALL IN. I have a big sweet tooth. It’s the best of both worlds. Why not?
I don’t eat anything that doesn’t taste good just because it’s “healthy”! If it doesn’t taste good, I don’t eat it! 😉 And these cookies…let me tell you…they taste GOOD. Don’t take my word for it–try them!
Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: dessert chocolate oats cookie
Ingredients (16 small cookies)
- 3 T. coconut oil
- scant 1/2 c. raw sugar
- 3 T. peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 2 t. molasses
- 1 T. cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 c. oats, processed into flour consistency
- 1/2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- 1/4 c. walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the walnuts on a pan and toast them in the hot oven, watching carefully so they don’t burn (should take less than 10 minutes). Chop the nuts and set them aside to cool.
In a medium bowl, place the peanut butter and coconut oil together. Microwave them for a few seconds until they reach room temperature (until the coconut oil becomes liquid). Whisk together until smooth.
Whisk in the sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla.
In a food processor, process the oats down to a fine, powdery consistency (this will take a few minutes).
Add the oats to the wet ingredients along with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Fold together just until combined then fold in the chocolate chips.
Fold in the chopped nuts.
Scoop the dough by the tablespoon onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (or one lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat). Sprinkle the tops with a little sugar (totally optional, it makes little cracks in the top that I think are pretty).
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until the edges slightly brown and the center is just set.
So what are the stats on these babies? Each cookie has only 130 calories and 8 grams of healthy fat from the use of nut butter and coconut oil. Since they’re full of oats (my favorite whole grain!) instead of refined flour, they actually keep you satisfied! And even though they taste plenty sweet, there’s only 8 grams of sugar in each serving (the same amount of sugar that’s in a cup of strawberries and half the sugar that’s in a DD Boston Kreme doughnut). Sounds pretty awesome for such a rich and fulfilling dessert!
Happy eating and thanks for reading!