Healthy Recipes

Oatmeal Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe uses less sugar and replaces white flour with whole wheat flour and ground flaxseed to increase the fiber content. Flaxseed is also a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. The coconut oil adds a nice flavor and is an excellent source of mid-chain fatty acids and one of the richest natural sources of lauric acid, which helps protect against infectious illnesses. (Of course, these are still cookies so eat in moderation as a treat.)

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  • 1/4 cup organic butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat butter and coconut oil together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar and beat well. Add egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Drop a heaping teaspoon of dough onto cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes 4 dozen cookies
Per cookie:

  • 50 calories
  • 5.5 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g fiber
  • 2.5 g fat
  • 1 g protein

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