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Healthy Peanut Butter Oat Chocolate Chips Cookies

You asked for it so here we are! The recipe for those oatmeal chocolate chip cookies I posted yesterday on my social media pages (FB and IG). They’re big, chewy, and totally delectable. And actually, they’re way more than just oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. There’s also peanut butter AND sunflower butter inside these babies, with a hint of chia seeds for extra goodness.




Sean and I recently bought a new oven because our old double-oven didn’t work. It just randomly stopped turning on one day, so Sean got a nice used one off of OfferUp. When we got that one home, it didn’t work either. What a waste, right?! But we’d just spent enough money on that freakin’ double-oven, we weren’t going to turn around and buy another one right away.


We went a solid two years without an oven. TWO YEARS. I finally got fed up. I stormed into the living room about a month ago, planted my foot down and said, with all the confidence and dignity in the world:


“I. Want. An. Oven.”


We ordered one that day.


AND IT’S HERE! AND IT ACTUALLY WORKS!


But guess what we learned? The original double-oven really was broken, but that one we got from OfferUp? Yeah. It actually worked, too. Turns out some wiring wasn’t screwed in all the way in the power box or something, I don’t know, I’m not an electrician. All I know is… the double-oven worked perfectly fine, sitting there unused for two years because some cable in the garage wasn’t screwed in completely.


I know. I know. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.


Let’s get back to the good part...


Our oven is here and working and I made COOKIES!





Ingredients:

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup sunflower butter

1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener

2 eggs (or egg replacer equivalent if vegan - I like this one)**

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp chia seeds

Dark chocolate chips… honestly I just poured them in without measuring. It’s one of those personal preference kind of things, I think.


**Not getting paid to promote Bob's Red Mill. I just like their egg replacer. :)

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 F.

-Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

-Mix all ingredients (leaving chocolate chips out) together in a large mixing bowl with a wooden spoon. Make sure everything is well blended, then gently mix in the chocolate chips.

-Roll dough into balls and place on baking sheet, about 1/2 an inch apart. Press the balls down to flatten just a tiny bit.

-Bake in oven for 10-13 minutes. Cookies should be a little brown on the sides, and the middle should be totally cooked through, but still soft and chewy.

-Enjoy! Connor suggests dipping your cookie in your favorite milk for ultimate joy. I should've gotten a picture of him stuffing a giant cookie into his adorable little face, but alas. I was too busy doing the same.





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