Healthy Oatmeal Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I have sorted up my evening tea/ coffee time cravings with this healthy oatmeal almond and chocolate chip cookies. 

There was a certain kind of frustration initially in past two months for not being able to cope up with my regular routine followed with such unmindful eating, that I hate it the most. Lot of eating out, irregular exercises, irregular in my blogging activities etc. But then, thankfully the positivity strikes! I thought why not live the present day and the enjoy that time, time when I was with my family, my in laws and I made sure every moment was no less than a celebration on its own. 

Two long months went by, loaded mostly with enjoyment; read lots of tasty but, not necessarily healthy food, fun time with family and friends and near zero workouts. Now it’s time to get back to the grind and I am glad that I’ve been able to do that. Eating sensibly and working out regularly has brought me back to my zone where I feel my best.

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Hey! these cookies do have is a lot of oats. Old fashioned oats, quick oats and oats flour, lots of oats I guess, and why not! because they are oatmeal cookies. I combined both rolled oatmeal with quick oats and some oat flour. So these cookies  story is all about oats. It seems like I have a kind of obsession for oatmeal these days, Hahahahaaaaa!

But of course the crushed almonds, vanilla, cinnamon added to give a real flavor to the oat cookies story.

Okay so here’s my little secret about how easy it is to make oat flour: All you have to do is blend regular old fashioned or quick oats in a blender or food processor. Within seconds, you’ll have your very own oat flour. It’s really that easy! 

These cookies were one of my favorite sweets to make, because it perfectly takes care of my binging habit. Also, not only were they made with coconut oil, but they were packed with oats, coconut sugar, almond , chocolate and cinnamon.   

The coconut oil and the coconut sugar give a nice nutty flavor that I absolutely loved it.

It’s kind of a lovely post workout snacks. For me it seemed to be an anytime snack, hahaha!

If you are a real cookie fan, then you must also try my best seller, Chocolate Peanut Butter cookies and the Double Chocolate cookies.

Preparation: 20 minutes Cook Time: 12 minuets 

INGREDIENTS 

1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 

1/2 cup quick oats

1/2 cup oat flour

3/4 cup coconut sugar 

1/4 cup crushed almonds 

1 large free range egg

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla extract 

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon powder

A pinch of kosher salt

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS 

  1. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl , combine the melted coconut oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. With a stand mixture beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix until all well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients the oats, oat flour, quick oats, cinnamon, almond, salt and baking soda. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips finally.
  3. Scoop a portion of the dough and roll into smooth cookie balls. Place balls of dough onto a plate or sheet and refrigerate for 20-25 minutes. 
  4. Preheat oven to 170 degrees , line baking tray with parchment paper or baking mats and place your cookies on the parchment sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. The cookies will look soft and slightly underbaked, but that’s okay as they should be firm on the edges and lightly brown on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pans for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Xo!

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