I’m one of those weirdos that prefer oatmeal cookies over chocolate chip ones. I’m not sure what it is, the texture? The flavor? The balance of sweetness? Answer: all of the above.
I have been absolutely craving some warm, gooey, dark chocolate oatmeal cookies. Since my next test is just one week away, I decided now would be the perfect time to procrasti-bake (I convinced myself that I was baking so I could have study snacks and make myself more productive…which…totally was my reasoning, psh.).
Anyways, I was really tempted to label these as “healthy” because…well, to be honest, they are- BUT just reading “healthy + oatmeal” sounds dry and non-appetizing and makes me feel like I consciously tried to make a healthy snack- which kinda goes against my personal lifestyle if you know me. So I promise I wasn’t trying to make a healthy alternative to cookies- I was simply baking cookies to satisfy my dark chocolate gooey craving so that I could have freshly baked cookies on this super sudden wintery night. I mean, I could talk about how these are less than 80 calories per cookie, how they’re made with whole wheat flour, full of oats, how I’ve never added honey and coconut oil to a recipe before- and how seriously delicious of a decision it turned out to be. But honestly, who cares? What’s important is that these are DELICIOUS. How do I know this? Because I’ve already had 5 as I type this up (you gotta eat em while they’re warm, ya know). And I’m already packaging a few up to give out to my friends while they crawl into the library until exams..which I should definitely be doing myself now! So don’t take my word for them, whip yourself up a batch, and I dare you not to eat them while they’re fresh out the oven with dark chocolate melting out over the roasted oats.
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil with the honey, water, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
- Once fully combined, stir in the dark chocolate chips.
- Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the baking sheet, about 1 inch apart from each other
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookie has come together and is browned on the edges.