Today i’m sharing with you my favourite, easiest, most used baking recipe… my healthy chocolate oat cookies! I rely on this recipe to provide nutrients, lasting energy and to hit the spot when I want something sweet and tasty. I have to make this recipe multiple times in the week as they get eaten so fast! Or I have to do a triple batch. This healthy chocolate oat cookies recipe is so quick and easy I can whip them up in the morning before the kids go to school and have them in their lunch box.
The nutrition: What makes healthy chocolate oat cookies healthy?
Slow releasing energy
They comprise of oats and whole wheat flour as oppose to white refined flour, which can cause insulin to spike too quickly and then cause an energy crash later on. I personally love to use Allinson’s whole wheat flour.
No refined sugar
These chocolate oat cookies release energy slowly giving you sustained longer lasting energy. These healthy cookies also have no refined sugar and are made with honey. good quality honey can provide you with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties as oppose to refined sugar which has no nutritional value.
Coconut oil is better fat
We use coconut oil in this recipe which has a helpful kind of cholesterol as oppose to butter and vegetable or sunflower oil. Coconut oil is also a far better substitute in vegan baking as oppose to margarine which is often made with vegetable fats. Vegetable fats are high in omega 6 fatty acids which can be unfavourable to health and cause inflammation.
Add in nutrient boosting extras
You can make these cookies your own! Add in any seeds and nuts you like. Seeds and nuts are amazing sources of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Its a great way to get them in your kids! I love to add chia seeds or walnuts for a boost of omega 3. I think pumpkin and sunflower seeds give a really delicious crunch as well as providing a whole range of vitamins and minerals 😍
Dark dark chocolate
The darker the chocolate the better. I use 70% cocoa and above. Dark chocolate is actually considered a superfood due to it being an excellent source of essential minerals magnesium iron and zinc. You definitely don’t need to feel guilty about it! Dark chocolate can be a little bitter for children but just a small amount drizzled on these healthy chocolate oat cookies tastes deliciously balanced.
Love a healthy oat cookie? Check out this amazing cinnamon and raisin oat cookie recipe.
Can you make healthy chocolate oat cookies vegan?
Yes! Replace the egg with 1/4 cup of mashed banana.
Tip: If you have baking soda instead of powder, use 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in its place.