Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are gluten free and have ingredients that are actually good for you but most of all they’re delicious! This is my first time experimenting with coconut palm sugar and I have to say I’m in LOVE! Usually in a recipe like this I would reach for the honey but this natural sugar alternative is amazing. If you haven’t tried it yet I recommend it! Especially in these cookies! They taste so good you think you’re eating something ‘bad for you’ 🙂 but remember, while it is healthier, it’s still a cookie(treat) not a health food!

What You’ll Need for Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

1 Cup Rolled Oats
3/4 Cup Oat Flour(You can blend oats in a food processor or blender- It’s less expensive and easy)
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips/Chunks (I crushed up a 72% cacoa bar)
1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
1/4 Cup(level not heaping) Coconut Oil (melted)
1/4 Cup Cacao/Cocoa Powder(level)
1 Egg
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda

Ingredients With Benefits

This is just a super quick list of a few of the benefits of these ingredients that have health benefits. There’s much more out there about each one and it’s affects on your health:

Oats- A good source of fiber(keeping you full!), manganese, B1 vitaimin, magnesium and are on the low end of the Glycemic Index.
Coconut Sugar-Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants. Even though it’s a natural sweetener, it’s still sugar so don’t go hog wild here:).
Coconut oil- Lauric acid, antimicrobial properties, shown to help weight loss and many medical conditions.
Cacoa/Cocoa Powder- Contains several minerals including calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc.
Eggs- Great source of protein along with vitamin A, potassium and many B vitamins like folic acid, choline and biotin.

How to Make Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees

-Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl(oat flour, oats, cacoa/cocoa, coconut sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt) and stir them so that everything is evenly distributed.
-Add the melted coconut oil, egg and vanilla to the mixture and mix until there aren’t any dry patches left.
-Stir in dark chocolate chips/chunks.
-Cook for 12 minutes. This should make 14 cookies.
The dough is not normal and doughy consistency. It’s a little crumbly but the cookies stick together well after cooking!