These cookies are like breakfast muffins except in cookie form… probably an attempt to trick your brain. So, if you’re looking for a crisp, chocolatey bit of sweetness, these cookies aren’t it. But they do carry their own charm if you’re willing to give them a try.
I started making these cookies about the time I tried to eliminate refined white sugar and flour from my everyday diet. I still make them today, but I added the “relatively healthy” modifier because although they’re healthier than regular cookies, I’m not sure how healthy they are when I eat them in uncontrolled quantities. 😉
Like most cookies, they’re best fresh. Make sure you serve them with milk or tea if they last for a few days.
- 1 1/4 c. oats
- 1 1/2 c. oat flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 5 Tbsp. (70g) coconut oil, melted then cooled
- 1/4 c. honey
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce (I peel and puree an apple. 1 apple = about 1/2 c.)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- at least 100g chunked dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix ingredients. Chill dough for about 10 minutes. Press each dough ball before baking (see photo). The cookies hardly spread at all, so you can fit a lot on 1 cookie sheet.
Bake at 350° F. (180° C) for 15 minutes or until done. Makes about 30 cookies.