Oat chocolate chip cookies

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    40 min

    In an effort to find semi-healthy cookies to make with the kids, I fell upon a few recipes about a year ago that inspired me. So I started playing around with ingredients and tweaking it each time. I finally produced something that we love. No refined sugar added, just naturally sweetened with honey.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 36 

    • 160g oats
    • 100g wholemeal flour
    • 2 tablespoons milled flaxseed
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 225ml honey
    • 2 egg whites
    • 4 teaspoons almond butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100g dark chocolate chips or dried cranberries (optional)

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 160 C / Gas 3. Grease 2 baking trays.
    2. Mix oats, flour, milled flaxseed, cinnamon, salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl. Stir honey, egg whites, almond butter and vanilla extract into oat mixture until well-combined; mix in chocolate chips. Scoop or roll the mixture into 36 balls and place on prepared trays.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden and set, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes, lightly loosen each cookie from the baking tray and continue cooling on the trays for another 10 minutes.

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    Reviews in English (13)

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    6

    Ride on the sugar train! I saw 1 cup of honey and thought holy mother of sweetness honey is quite a but sweeter than sugar so I don't know how unbearable it would be had I used the full cup. I did 1\2 cup honey plus 3 tbsp brown sugar for a molasses-y flavor and the were still very very sweet. It's still not healthy to be eating so much sugar even if it is unprocessed. Other than that the cookie was good. I didn't have ground flax only whole; so to offset the binding effect I used 1 whole egg plus 1\4 cup cornstarch. I lowered the cinnamon since I'm not a big fan, and used cranberries and almonds in half the batch and the other half I used chocolate chips. I'll probably make again and lower the honey further. It's a good starter recipe for a somewhat healthy breakfast cookie.  -  14 May 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    3

    These are nice and chewy, lightly sweet, and quick and easy to make. I think I'd like them with dried fruit, too.  -  17 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    1

    It's like homemade granola bars! Very tasty, easy to make, and mine turned out nice and chewy - hoping my kids will like them in their school lunches. I made 2 slight modifications, I used two whole eggs (not just the whites), and used Sunflower Seed Butter instead of almond butter, since it's all I had, oh and I threw in a tablespoon or two of hemp and millet as I figured it would work will with the granola! I really like the taste of these, if my kids do too, I'll make them again and maybe even in the shape of a granola bar for a bigger snack portion.  -  03 Jan 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)