I was having one of those cravings. Wanted salty and sweet, and chewy….cookies!!! I love cookies, they are my weakness. They are a treat and I treat them as such – wow let’s work the word treat in too many times here shall we? This is MY wholesome version, wholesome because it contains all real ingredients, I don’t do fake sugars or random additives to make them lower in calories because all that does is decrease the quality of the food in my opinion. So nothing that’s going to give this a weir d aftertaste where you feel obligated to eat them because you made them and because they are “healthy”
Chocolate Oatmeal Sun Butter Cookies
1/4 cup Almond Flour (you can use a different flour if you’d like, as long as it bakes well)
1 1/4 cup whole Oats
1/3 cup raw can sugar (you can adjust this according to how sweet you like it, I may try to use a little less next time, you can also use other sugars like date sugar, coconut sugar etc, once again as long as it bakes well. I don’t like the after taste of powder/liquid stevia so I don’t bake with it)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 pinches of salt – I’m generous with my pinches
Dash of cinnamon
1/3 coconut oil (you can also use melted butter, if butter is salted might want to omit above salt or lessen it)
Dash liquid vanilla
2 Tablespoons of Sunflower seed butter (if you don’t have it or can’t find it, no worries, another nut/seed butter will work or omit all together)
Mix all dry ingredients then stir in wet ingredients. Once stirred chop dark chocolate and mix in.
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes
Let sit for 5 or more minutes
I LOVE sunflower seed butter and it’s great to bake with, it has a strong flavor, stronger than other nut/seed butters. It’s usually safe for those with nut allergies as it’s not a nut. It’s delicious! You can find it at most grocery stores, or you can make it yourself with a food processor.
A note on the dark chocolate, I like 80% or higher, if you don’t want to a large amount then buy a single dark chocolate candy bar and chop hunks off of it, I used three squares off of a candy bar. You can also buy dark chocolate chunks or chips. I recommend this over milk chocolate as it’s more pure in chocolate, doesn’t have a lot of added sugar like milk chocolate and gives these cookies a really REALLY great flavor. Plus keeping that dark of a chocolate in the house isn’t a temptation to me, I’ll nosh on 72% but nothing higher, too bitter by itself.
Enjoy friends, so far these have been a hit, I had to share with the office as it was too tempting to sit in front of Grey’s Anatomy last night and cry and eat my cookies!!!