Anytime Oatmeal Cookies

By April 29, 2017Recipes

Sometimes you need a cookie, without the sugar crash.

There really aren’t many things better than a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie. I don’t know about you, but I can go to town on a tray. Like, 12 cookies are not lasting a long time in my house dorm. While that’s all well and good once in a while, I definitely do not feel my best when I’m consuming that much sugar on the regular. Enter: these anytime oatmeal cookies.

anytime oatmeal cookies

They’re made with oats and oat flour, coconut oil, and only a little maple syrup – and they’re totally customizable. Don’t like chocolate? Sub in your favorite nuts or dried fruit. Want them sweeter and more dessert-like? Add more maple syrup. Don’t have coconut oil? A little melted butter will do the trick.

I love eating them warm out of the oven (or, hey, reheated in the microwave), crumbled over Greek yogurt or a smoothie bowl for breakfast, or with some vanilla ice cream for a healthier dessert. Hence, the name: anytime oatmeal cookies.

Time: 20 minutes

When to eat them: Breakfast, snack, dessert… whenever you want some healthier sweets.

Perks: Low sugar, customizable

Sh*t you need:

2 T. coconut oil (or butter), melted
1 large egg
2 t. vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup oat flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (or desired add-ins)

The recipe:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.

2. Whisk together melted coconut oil or butter, egg, vanilla, and maple syrup in a large bowl.

3. Add oats, oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt to wet ingredients. Mix until you have a dough.

4. Add chocolate chips or other add-ins to the dough and mix until dispersed throughout.

5. Roll dough into balls about 2 T. large (I used a 2 T. cookie scoop) and place on parchment-lined pan.

6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

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Author Ellen Slater

Ellen is a second year economics major at the University of Chicago, and she is originally from Columbus, Ohio. Her favorite things include writing, hockey, Ohio State football, tea, Diet Coke, photography, cooking and baking, yoga and running, and food and fitness in general. She talks a lot about all of these things on her blog, My Uncommon Everyday. She considers herself a connoisseur of pizza, nut butter, and dark chocolate.

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