What’s your favorite type of cookie?
I know, there are so many it’s too hard to choose: chocolate chip, peanut butter, coconut, butterscotch, sugar, snicker doodles, the list goes on and on!!
Here’s an easier one: what’s your favorite type of healthy cookie?
Not as many options, right?
Honestly, the only batch of healthy cookies I’ve ever tried are those made with bananas, oats, and raisins. And while those are good, sometimes you really just need something a little more substantial… aka. something that doesn’t taste as, well, tasteless!
Personally, my very favorite type of cookie is a double chocolate chip cookie. Or, if I’m feeling really bad, a double chocolate chunk cookie. As you probably know, these cookies come to about 200 calories, and while they may be delicious, they’re packed with butter, sugar, and enough saturated fat to make a health-nut cry.
Next question: what would you say if I told you this recipe was for healthy, delicious, and oh-so-decadent chocolate chunk cookies? Cookies that are, may I add, about 110 calories.
So my final question is: is this your new favorite cookie or what?
*Update: I recently revamped this recipe to make it gluten free, so the nutrition information now reflects the changes made.
Decadent Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 c cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 egg (or 1/4 c egg whites)
- 1/4 c applesauce
- 1/2 c melted coconut oil
- 1 c stevia
- 3 tbs honey
- 1 1/4 c chocolate chunks (or chips)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Process oats and chia seeds in a blender or food processor. Combine with cocoa powder and baking soda in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, combine coconut oil and applesauce and mix until smooth. Stir in honey, egg, and vanilla extract. Add stevia, mixing slowly until combined. Melt 1/2 c chocolate chips in a small bowl and combine with wet mixture. Stir in flour mixture until just combined and fold in remaining 3/4 c chocolate chips. Lightly grease two cookie sheets and arrange tablespoons of the mixture 1 inch apart, so they have room to expand. Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 30 cookies)