Looking for a cookie recipe to make this Sunday afternoon but don’t want to feel the guilt all week? This is one of my new favorite cookie recipes, and it’s good for you too. I heard about these cookies first from Rachel Wilkerson, but the recipe comes from Health magazine. It incorporates three “superfoods”—dark chocolate, walnuts, and oats—for a tasty cookie filled with good stuff like antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats.
The best thing about these cookies is that they’re genuinely delicious, so you don’t feel like you’re chewing on cardboard just to get some healthy stuff in cookie form. They’re chewy, buttery, nutty, and delicious. The recipe uses very little flour, so the body of the cookie itself comes mostly from the oats, which definitely provide the chew factor. These cookies are incredibly easy to make, too, and they come together in just a few minutes.
I seem to have lost my cast of characters photo, but your ingredients are simple: old-fashioned oats, white whole wheat flour, an egg, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, vanilla, walnuts, and dark chocolate chips.
Preheat your oven to 350. Combine your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl: oats, flour, baking soda, and salt.
Melt your butter either in a saucepan or in the microwave, then stir in your brown sugar until smooth.
Add the brown sugar to your dry ingredient mixture, along with your egg and vanilla.
Stir the mixture together until well combined, then add your chocolate chips and chopped walnuts. The mixture will be loose and drier than most cookie batters, but don’t you worry! It’ll turn out just fine.
Form the mixture into tablespoonfuls with a cookie scoop or your hands, then bake for 12 minutes or until tops are dry to the touch.
The combination of chew and crunch and salty and sweet in these cookies is perfect. Make them! You’ll definitely be happy you did, and you don’t have to feel bad about eating them. They’re low-calorie and they have tons of good stuff in them. Enjoy!
Adapted from Health
Makes 32 cookies
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour (or half all-purpose)
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3 ounces bittersweet/dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat, and add brown sugar; stir until smooth. Combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, oats, and salt in a medium bowl. Combine butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add egg and vanilla extract. Fold in walnuts and chocolate. Mix well, and spoon by tablespoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes or until tops are dry to the touch.
FAT 5g (sat 2g, mono 1g, poly 1g)