Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oatmeal and Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

It has been SO long since I have posted anything here! But if you still follow me on here, hopefully these will make up for the absence.

I wanted to make a healthier version of an old favorite. My son's eczema has come back because we have allowed dairy back in to his diet, so unfortunately we are back to having to cut it out of his diet again. But the best thing about the cookies that I make are that they don't contain eggs, so there is no worry about kids helping and eating the uncooked dough. My 5 year old loves to help me bake cookies for that reason!

These are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and soy free. They can be refined sugar free if you use my Chocolat chunk recipe in place of the ENJOY LIFE chocolate chips I used for these cookies. These are also PEANUT free, but do contain ALMOND flour, so they are NOT nut free.

But, they ARE delicious!

2 Cups Almond flour (I buy mine in bulk at Winco. I used a blanched almond flour, and I don't know if almond meal would work)
1 Cup GLUTEN FREE Rolled Oats (Again, I purchased them in bulk at Winco)
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (or butter if you don't care about dairy)
1/2 Cup Coconut Palm Sugar (or regular granulated sugar if you don't care about refined sugar)
1/2 Cup UNSWEETENED Applesauce (can be homemade or store bought)
1/2 Tbsp GLUTEN FREE vanilla (I buy mine at Costco)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt (again, I buy mine in bulk at Winco)
3/4 Cup chocolate chips (see my note above. I used Enjoy Life chips for these. They are dairy, gluten and soy free, but not sugar free)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl combine ingredients and mix by hand or with hand mixer on low. I usually combine my dry ingredients first and then add the wet ingredients. I also warm the coconut oil until it is soft but not melted before I add it.

I use a cookie scoop to divvy out the dough on to the cookie sheets. With these, they don't spread very much, so I put about 15 on a sheet that normally holds 12. Pat them down with your fingers so they are round discs about 1/4-1/2 inch thick.

Put in oven and bake from 12-18 minutes.


With Love,