Slimmed Down Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
By Susan Arruda
We’ve slimmed everything down in this classic except for the flavor! When my children were younger, I often baked treats for school events and parties and when the kids are eagerly munching these treats up with requests for more, you know they’re good! These are a phenomenal pick for a healthier classic chocolate chip cookie option without sacrificing taste. The sugar and fat are drastically slashed in this recipe in comparison to the traditional classic recipes out there.
YIELD: 30 cookies
¼ cup butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 large free run egg
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. baking soda
1 1/3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup all-purpose flour OR spelt flour
2/3 – 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate* pieces
Use colored smarties or m&m’s for a greater visual, and festive appeal.
Pre-heat oven to 350 o F.
Combine butter or margarine with sugars and beat together.
Add egg & beat together.
Add yogurt & vanilla & beat/blend together for approximately 1 minute.
Add baking soda and all-purpose flour & rolled oats and stir to combine.
Stir in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate.
Bake for approx. 10 minutes or until cooked and golden brown.
*Dark chocolate is an exceptional antioxidant source; ORAC value is 9000 for 100 grams/3.5 ounces