Chocolate oatmeal cookies can be made a little healthier when they are sweetened with coconut flour. The family will love the dark and white chocolate chips. Cookies are one of my go-to foods when I want just a little sweetness. When you am trying to have a healthier alternative to processed store bought snacks making cookies from scratch are better for kids and all of us.
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If you want another easy cookie that you can make for and with your kids, take a look at Easy Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies Dipped In Chocolate.
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 especially in cookies. 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.
Add 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.Print
- 1 cup Butter
- 3/4 cup White Sugar
- 3/4 Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 3 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 cup regular Flour
- 1 cup Coconut Flour
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Dark or Semi Sweet Chocolate Chip
- Cream together in a stand mixer or hand mixer the butter, sugars, eggs and the vanilla.
- Mix together and mix with a whisk all the dry ingredients
- Add the dry ingredients and the creamed ingredients together
- Add the Chocolate Chip and mix
- Spoon or use a cookie scoop, the batter on a greased cookie sheet.
- Heat oven to 350°, Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Watch carefully that they do not get too brown.
Keywords: White and Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie