Recipe – Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Ginger Oat Cookies

Feel good about bringing a batch of these holiday cookies to your next social event or workplace. The spices and dark chocolate chips make the perfect combination for a delicious treat. The optional addition of cayenne pepper gives it that extra zing that leaves your company wondering what the secret ingredient is!

1¼ cup oats
1¼ cup whole wheat flour (or almond flour)
¾ cup coconut flakes
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ginger (fresh grated)

1/8 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

½ cup semi-sweet dark chocolate chips (preferably organic)
1 tsp vanilla (preferably organic)
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup honey
2 eggs

 

1. Combine dry ingredients (except chocolate chips)

2. Combine liquid ingredients

3. Mix dry and liquid ingredients together.

5. Add chocolate chips.

6. Place 1-inch scoops of cookie dough on un-greased cookie sheet.

7. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly browned.

8. Cool and enjoy!

Adapted from: http://www.doctordoni.com/2011/01/healthy-new-year-cookies-.html

Picture reference: http://www.sohowsittaste.com/2010/12/chewy-chocolate-gingerbread-cookies.html