As always my sweet tooth rears its ugly head around the first of the month!
So to satisfy my cravings and not totally sabotage my diet, I found a recipe for oatmeal cookies and turned them into a healthier version.
1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
1 cup almond butter
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 large organic eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla
3 cups gluten free oats
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate baking chips ( I use Lily’s dark chocolate)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 F
In a bowl, beat butter, almond butter, coconut sugar, and maple syrup until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs and beat . Add oats and baking soda use low speed until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and any other optional ingredients you want to add.
Drop 2 Tbsp size portions of cookie dough onto lightly greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Take a spoon and slightly flatten each drop of dough
Bake for 10-12 minutes, they will be a golden brown when done.
Let cool for 8 minutes and enjoy!