My kids always want to make cookies. I’ve tried quite a few ‘healthy’ recipes and most turn out pretty good, but I needed a new one to add to the mix. I like to treat my kids with healthy indulgences. There is room in life for cookies, just no room for store-bought versions with artificial ingredients, hydrogenated oils and a million refined sugars. I started with a recipe from Oh She Glows (a fantastic food blog!!), and I made them a couple times to perfect it my way (one change was to cut out the sugars I don’t use!).
To make these cookies, I made my own oat flour. I used Trader Joe’s gluten-free rolled oats. You can buy oat flour, but it’s super simple to make yourself in a high-speed blender or food processor.
I use organic peanut butter (I like the no-salt added version). I used chunky because that’s all we had, but if you don’t want the peanut bits, go with creamy. Please use a good-quality peanut butter, otherwise you’ll be getting refined sugar and hydrogenated oils in your cookies.
Another tip – if you use Sun Butter to keep them nut-free, make sure to read the labels. Many Sunbutters contain added sugar.
Here’s the recipe! I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine did.
- 1 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Use a tablespoon or ice cream scoop to portion 'dough' onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let cool slightly and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Cookies will puff but not spread out so shape before they go into the oven.