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The whole family will love these white & dark chocolate oatmeal cookies sweetened with coconut flour. Cookies are one of my go-to foods when I want just a little sweetness or when I am trying to have a healthier alternative to processed store bought snacks. Made from scratch cookies are far and away better for kids and all of us than my favorite (which I will not mention that black cookie with the white in the middle or I may stop typing and go to the store).
Ok, back from dreaming of my childhood favorite which is not the best for me or my kids. Oatmeal is a great food for fiber and some even say it could reduce your cholesterol. For me, I know it is a simple pure food that adds nutrition to my family. Whenever I can I add oatmeal to my cookies so that while I am giving the kids and myself a sweet treat, I am boosting the fiber and nutrition.
Adding White & Dark Chocolate Chips to a Basic Oatmeal Cookie with Coconut Flour
We all know that plain is not always a way to get our kids to eat, but adding the color difference in the white & dark chocolate chips adds fun and sweetness. I also always pick dark chocolate but you can pick milk and I would suggest to always pick the mini ones, to keep the fun, but not too much sugar.
Coconut Flour Adding Sweetness and Boosting Nutrition
I have been experimenting with Coconut flour as it is gluten and wheat free. We are not totally gluten free but again trying to add nutrition and a little fun with a different flavor. I made these cookies and took them to a dinner party at a restaurant (the restaurant does not have good desserts but we all like to play trivia there). You would have thought I had won a cooking contest and was named baker of the year. Everyone commented on how the coconut flour added that little something.
So I would say my plan succeeded, a little dessert that does not overdue, a little surprise with the coconut flavor, and a lot of extra nutrition even if let’s not forget they are cookies.
I halved the flour with half regular flour and half coconut flour. I am going to make these again and try all coconut flour and see if that lowers the gluten without affecting the taste.
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