Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies

Warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies are always hard to resist. Having a healthy version of the so-loved treat makes it worth it to fail the temptation. Oat flour and coconut sugar are more desirable alternatives to their refined counterparts. If oat flour is not a common ingredient at your home, you can make your own by blending oats in a food processor. No one will be able to tell that these are not traditional chocolate chip cookies! 

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut sugar 
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 4 big pinches of salt
  • Chocolate chips to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Cube and melt the butter on low heat. Make sure to stir occasionally so that the butter doesn’t burn.
  2. Combine the melted butter with milk and vanilla extract. Lightly stir.
  3. Add coconut sugar, oat flour, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl. Mix thoroughly in the liquids.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips to taste.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and refrigerate the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes. The cookies will feel soft to the touch but will firm up as they cool.

Yields one dozen cookies 

Miriam Akhmetshin ’22