Healthier Oatmeal Cookies

Healthier Oatmeal Cookies

Disclaimer: Despite being a relatively healthy eater, I have a sweet tooth that is difficult to control. While I certainly don't mind indulging in the occasional decadent dessert, I've long been in search of healthier options that will satisfy my sugar cravings. 

After many muffins that were much too dense and cookies that were flavourless, I'd all but given up. That is, until a friend shared that she'd made oatmeal cookies very similar to the ones below and swore by the recipe. She used maple syrup and raisins where I used honey and honey and chocolate chips. Either way, these better-for-you cookies are worth a try. I wouldn't be surprised if they become a go-to, as they have for me.

You'll Need: 

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Melt the butter in another bowl. Let cool slightly.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla, egg, and honey.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  7. Add chocolate chips.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  9. Spoon dough onto baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-13 minutes, or until they have just started to brown on the edges.
  11. Enjoy!
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