Healthier Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Cooking, Desserts, Featured

Baking cookies is one of my favorite things to do.  Another one of my favorites is eating cookies, which isn’t always a good thing.  Lately I’ve been trying out “healthy” cookies in hopes I could find one that would be close in taste to my regular recipes.  These cookies definitely stand up in the taste department and are much healthier than normal cookies.  These cookies have approximately 85 calories, 1 gram of fiber, almost 2 grams of protein, and only a little over 3 grams of sugar!  I promise you won’t be able to tell that they’re healthier by their taste!

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Healthier Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

(22-24 cookies)

1/3 heaping cup of flour

1/3 cup of almond meal

1 cup of quick cooking oats

1/2 cup of sweetened coconut

2 tablespoons of flax seed meal

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

3 tablespoons of butter, melted and slightly cooled

3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup of packed brown sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 large egg

Optional add ins; white chocolate chips, chocolate chips, nuts, etc (obviously this will change your calorie count, etc)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat.  In a large bowl stir together flour, almond meal, oats, coconut, flax seed meal, baking soda, and salt.  In a smaller bowl mix sugar, butter and coconut oil until well blended.  Add egg and vanilla and mix.  Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.  Using a melon baller drop rounded cookies onto sheet.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges and bottoms are light golden brown.  Let sit on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes then move to a cooling rack.  Store in an airtight container.

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Source: Adapted from http://kneadtocook.com/?p=416

 

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