I mean, c’mon. What could be better for breakfast than COOKIES?
One of the beautiful things about being an adult is that you can basically eat whatever, whenever you want. One of the un-beautiful things about being an adult is that you have these super fun things call responsibilities that include making sure you’re fueling your body with nutrients and good-for-your foods . This means needing to find a balance between my inner 5 year old and my newly acquired adult-ness.
Consider it FOUND with this recipe for the best healthy(er) cookie EVER!
These cookies are my latest attempt at striking that golden balance and are a huuuuuugge winner (say that in a Donald Trump voice for full effect). I’ve tried a bunch of healthier cookie recipes in the past and have always been disappointed. If I have to force myself to eat them in the name of being healthy, they aren’t worth it and won’t bring me any closer to living a happy and sustainable lifestyle.
But these, my friends, are different! Not only are these cookies hearty and filling from the oats, almond flour, flax (which you can’t taste at all I 100% promise), and peanut butter, but they are also melt-in-your-mouth good and delicious enough to trick anyone into thinking they were just eating a normal cookie. They also contain ZERO butter, instead using coconut oil. If you’re looking for a healthy cookie recipe that actually will satisfy a cookie craving, this is it!
Seriously, you guys. This is a recipe to keep stashed away! The cookies freeze well and are perfect for when you’re craving cookies for breakfast or a sweet dessert, but are trying to keep things on the lighter side.
- ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup flax meal
- 1½ cups non-quick cook oats
- ⅓ cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ cup crunchy peanut butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together the almond flour, flax meal, oats, flour, and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the peanut butter, coconut oil, honey, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract.
- Stir together the dry and wet ingredients. Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately use a spatula to flatten out the cookies. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
- Let cool completely before removing from the baking sheet. (if even slightly warm they crumble more easily)