Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I love chocolate chip cookies but I try and stay away from starchy white flour.  The reason why starch isn’t good for us is because it is digested way too fast, which causes insulin levels to spike.  Insulin (as you know) is a hormone and when it functions improperly it is linked to an array of physical problems.  When insulin levels are disturbed, it throws-off your whole body and everything has to compensate.  In addition, white flour is stripped of good parts.  Whole wheat consists of three parts: the bran, the germ, and the starch then they get rid of the two nutritious parts – the bran and and germ and leave just the starch in white flour.

So I was excited to find this recipe and changed it to make it a little healthier, feel free to add your touch.  These cookies have simple and quality ingredients (I always like simple!).  I actually think these cookies are even more delicious than normal cookies because of the soft chewy oats gives the cookies a flavor that really melts in your mouth!

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sweetener (brown sugar, coconut sugar, or desired sugar substitute, don’t use white)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips (better if you can use dark chocolate)
  • 1 tbsp oil or melted margarine
  • 1-2 tbsp milk of choice

First, blend in a food processor or blender oats, baking soda, salt, sweetener, and coconut flakes for one to two minutes.  Then add chocolate chips, oil and milk and blend with a spoon.  Roll into balls about 1 inch and place on a baking sheet and cook for 6-7 minutes at 375.  Makes about 8-9 cookies. Each cookie has about 50-60 calories.

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My daughter who’s a big sugar lover, loved these cookies!  Give them a try and let me know what you think!