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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Healthy chewy oatmeal choc-o-chips cookies!

So last weekend, while sitting around with not much to do I had an itch to nibble on something chocolatey, yet I hated the thought of the butter and eggs that go into cookies. I felt a little experimental, so I decided to make my own concoction of healthy for you oatmeal choco-o-chips cookies. As I mentioned in the previous post, I was skeptical that it would in the slightest bit turn out edible.

Thankfully though, by pure luck, it turned out pretty tasty. I'm more of a chewy cookie person when it comes to anything with chocolate chips (otherwise I like my cookies hard). The amazing thing was that it was still soft and chewy 4 days later! It was much to my surprise and Brandon and I pretty much gobbled them up. If you feel up to some guiltless snacking, these are perfect!

Chewy oatmeal choc-o-chip cookies - By Valerie Adams
1 1/2 C quick cooking oats
1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 ts cinnamon
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
Mix these ingredients together in a large bowl.
1 mashed banana
3 tbs olive oil
2 egg whites (slightly beaten)
Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
Add in 1/2 bag of chocolate chips (or more if you prefer. I did a mix of white and milk chocolate)
Drop by the tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 + minutes.


Abby said...

I tried making muffins with whole wheat flour this week, and they were very chewy, too. I think I'll tag this recipe, because I love chewy cookies!

JANET said...

I see you put banana in this recipe. Haven't heard of doing that before but the cookies look delicious.