If you are like me, a little chocolate or sweet bite is a must at some point in our day, so why feel guilty about it?! I am not the greatest baker, but somehow I conquered a delicious, completely nutritious combination with these chocolate chip cookies. Great for our minis too!!
Husband & Toddler Approved Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract (look for the real stuff)
- 2 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 3 cups oat flour (take your old fashioned oats in the pantry and blend up, so easy)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda (make sure it’s fresh)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 scoop of chocolate Juice Plus Chocolate Complete (not a must, but extra nutritional kick of fiber and protein)
- 1 cup of mini chocolate chips (your preference of milk or dark chocolate will do)
Nursing Mommas! Add 3 tablespoons of brewers yeast for extra lactation support
- Take regular old fashioned oats or quick oats and blend them until they resemble a flour or powder in a blender or food processor.
- Combine the vanilla extract, large egg, and brown sugar in a bowl. Melt the coconut oil and let it cool slightly before adding to the bowl. Stir everything together until just combined.
- Stir in the oat flour (measured after blending NOT before), baking soda, and salt.
- Stir until just combined and then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Chill the dough for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Using a spoon or cookie scoop (and pack these in the scoop very tightly or they may crumble), scoop out balls of the dough onto a cookie sheet. I simply used a spoon and rolled mini balls into my hand and placed on the cookie sheet, little more mess on the hands but nothing to drive you nuts.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
- Remove and allow to stay on the baking sheet for another 2 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack.
- Serve & Enjoy!