Saturday, June 14, 2014

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Butter Oat Cookies

All you really need to know is that it's basically a healthy* brownie.  Gluten-free**, dairy-free, and peanut-free!

- 2/3 cup rolled quick oats, processed into a coarse flour
- 1/3 cup rolled quick oats, whole
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup creamy almond butter (my hands down favorite is Barney Butter)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and almond butter.

Step 2:
Fold in both the oat flour and the rolled oats, along with the cinnamon, baking soda, and cocoa powder.

Step 3:
Line a baking sheet with either parchment paper or Reynold's nonstick foil.  Drop cookies down onto the sheet about 2" apart.  They hold up pretty well and shouldn't spread far.  I make my cookies fairly large (obv.) so I ended up with about 16.

Step 4: 
Bake at 350 degrees for about 11-12 minutes.  Don't over cook!  You want your cookies to remain chewy.  Enjoy!

*obviously there is a decent amount of sugar in these, they are cookies.  I just personally think the amount of protein puts them far above traditional cookies on the "healthy" scale.

**if you use gluten-free oats, this recipe is gluten, peanut and dairy free, making it a terrific option for those on a limited diet to enjoy a "brownie"!

I have included some Amazon Affiliate links as Barney Butter may not be available to purchase at your local grocery.

Please let me know how this recipe turned out for you!  If you have any questions, please ask away.

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