Making healthy choices when it comes to food has always been a challenge for me. I usually do great throughout the day but when it comes to dinner and after dinner, I struggle. While I’m making dinner and feeding the kids, I tend to pick at snacks here and there. Of course, it’s not apples or carrots I’m snacking on.
Over the past 6 weeks, I’ve been trying really hard to eat healthier. My brother is getting married at the end of the month and we have a trip after that. I’d love to be in better shape and overall, just feel better.
I always find myself wanting something sweet after the littles go to bed. When I came across this recipe, I knew it would be a sweet treat that would satisfy without setting me over my daily calories. AG has also been begging me to bake cookies. All she really wanted was to wear her apron and bakers hat. Who can say no to that?!?
These cookies fit the bill. Not only did my house smell absolutely amazing, the cookies were sweet and delicious. They were a tad hard on the outside and soft on the inside. Which is exactly how I like my cookies. They’re are also hubby and toddler approved! I hope you enjoy this recipe for healthy oatmeal cookies!
Did I mention they can also be enjoyed for breakfast or a mid-morning snack?!?
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tbs vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set this bowl aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, vanilla and eggs until well combined.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet and stir until thoroughly combined.
- Stir in the oats and if using, the raisins or chocolate chips.
- I used a medium cookie scoop to form 1 1/2 inch balls and placed them 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for about 13 minutes or until the center of the cookies is set.
- Let the cookies cool for 3 minutes on the tray and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Adapted from Food Fanatic
These look awesome! & easy! My kind of cookie! 😛
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snack time is my favorite time! Looks like they turned out great! Is that your cookie photo?
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thanks for the recipe, can’t wait to try
These look so yummy! I have been craving sweets!
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Kelly Lorene says
Oh. My. Gosh!!! These look amazing!!! I’ve pinned it so that I can try making some later. Thank you for sharing!!
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I love oatmeal cookies and now that you’ve coined them healthy, I love them even more.
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chelsea jacobs says
Ooh definitely want to make these!
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