Happy Valentine’s Day!
I kind of have mixed feelings about this “holiday”. I love all the love things but it’s kind of overkill. I mean, chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and stuffed animals that say ‘Be Mine’ are cool if you are into that sort of thing. But what about the other 364 days of the year? Don’t your loved ones deserve to be showered in love on those days too?
I heard a suggestion of what to do with your Valentine on the big day on the radio – recreate your first date. Sounds cute, right? But not when your first date was 19 years ago and you saw the movie “She’s All That”. Does anyone remember that movie and the song “Kiss Me”? Yup. That was our first date. Ron was a sport for sitting through it that time. I don’t think either of us could watch the movie in it’s entirety now.
These are all the things that were going through my mind while out on my run on Tuesday. Running makes me think deep thoughts obviously.
It also makes me think about cookies.
That’s why I’m sharing a healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies recipe with you guys today. My cookie craving was satisfied and you can share this recipe with your loved ones on any day of the year.
Random Wednesday in July? Show some love with cookies!
After 6+ years of blogging, I can’t believe this is my first official chocolate chip cookie recipe. Chocolate chips cookies after all are my favorite type of cookie. I shared a 3 Ingredient Cookie Bite but never a straight up cookie.
Well the wait is over!
- 1.5 Cups oat flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- sea salt
- 2 tsp pure almond extract (or vanilla extract)
- 1 egg
- 5 Tbsp coconut sugar
- ½ Cup melted butter or coconut oil (I used Barlean's Butter Flavored Coconut Oil)
- ¼ Cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Blend old fashioned oats into oat flour. Be sure to measure the oats after blending to be sure it's 1.5 cups.
- Combine oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt (as desired). Set aside.
- In separate bowl, beat almond extract, egg and coconut sugar.
- Add melted coconut oil and mix.
- Stir wet mixture into dry till combined.
- Add mini chocolate chips and stir.
- Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool before enjoying.
A little crunch with just a touch of sweetness that hits the spot.
Don’t brush this cookie recipe off just because I threw the word healthy in front of chocolate chip cookie. It has less sugar and I used oat flour, other than that, it’s got all the other usual ingredients. You probably won’t even think of it as healthy!
Another swap I did was rather than using butter, I used Barlean’s Butter Flavored Coconut Oil. It’s an easy 1:1 ratio to swap butter for Barlean’s coconut oil in recipes. There great thing is that there’s no coconut flavor at all. All you get is the rich flavor of butter to your recipe.
Here’s more recipes using great products from Barlean’s”
Hmmmm…I think I have a thing for chocolate? 😉
What’s your favorite cookie?