Let’s be honest here. These healthy oatmeal cookies are cookies. Yes, they’re made with oatmeal. Yes they have lots of healthy fats in them. But… they’re still cookies. That said these healthy oatmeal cookies are delicious, and they’re better for you than a lot of other desserts. So let’s call it even.
First, I have to start the post with what might be the most helpful thing in your baking arsenal.
That’s it. Seriously. Why did I not know this before? It would have saved the lives of a few bags of sugar, that’s for sure.
Now on to these cookies. I came home from work last night, and I needed some time to de-stress and clear my head from the zillions of e-mails and lines on my to-do list. We have a long weekend coming up, which is awesome, but it also means that 5 days of work get crammed into 4. Nothing calms me down like throwing on an apron and making a mess. So I spied the giant bag of oats sitting in my cabinet, and went to work. I definitely needed something with a little chocolate, but I tried to keep this light, while still making it delicious.
These came together pretty quickly. I baked them while cooking dinner, and it was really pretty simple. I also think these would make really delicious granola bars, although I’m not sure they would really qualify as a granola bar. For a really healthy breakfast cookie, see this recipe. Now back to these healthy oatmeal cookies.
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup whole grain oats
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Combine the first 6 ingredients together.
- Then add in the oats and flour and mix until combined. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
- Drop in rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
- I made 9 large cookies but you could easily make a dozen smaller ones.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned.
Dig in, and remind yourself that while you’re eating a cookie, you’re also eating whole grains and all that.