When eating healthy, there are a lot of things people stop consuming in order to feel like they're eating the best for themselves. Sweet baked goods seem to be the first thing people eliminate from their diets; and rightfully so. Things like cookies and cakes are full of refined flours, unhealthy oils and processed sugars. Naturally, most people think they have to go without sweets completely. However, with a little bit of a pantry makeover and a heart for innovation, it is completely possible to make healthy treats while still maintaining a clean diet.
This recipe uses the right ingredients to make it healthy, yet it's simple and easy; just like a traditional chocolate chip cookie.
1 stick grass fed butter, softened
¾ C coconut sugar
2 cage free egg yolks
1 t. sea salt
1 t. baking powder
3 cups gluten free oat flour
¾ C gluten free oats
1 C extra dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350* F.
In a stand mixer, cream together butter, coconut sugar, and egg yolks. Add in salt and baking powder until dissolved. Then, slowly add in flour, cup by cup. Once dough forms, add oats and chocolate chips.
Roll dough in balls and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7-8 minutes. For soft cookies, remove from cookie sheet as soon as cookies are set enough to be scooped off with a spatula. For crunchy cookies, let cool on tray.
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Kyli is studying to be a holistic practitioner and is a certified wellness coach. Her love for health blossomed when she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 12 and has really taken off the last 4 years as she's studied food and the relationship it has with our bodies. She is currently a stay at home mom, health blogger, and working toward her PhD in natural medicine. Visit www.cleaneatingisthenewpink.com to find out more.