(To get the recipe for the 'Happy' version of our favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies, go HERE.) It's no secret that I love making Chocolate Chip Cookies. Every time I get out my big Kitchen Aid mixer and my large bag of chocolate chips, my family knows what is coming!
When it came to putting together a healthier recipe, I knew that the cookies had to be just as addicting as the Happy version. I've made my fair share of healthy cookies, but I needed this one to stand out...
And more importantly....
I needed my family not to really notice a difference.
These cookies, in my mind, are healthy. To others they might still be a 'treat', and that's ok. They are packed with wholesome grains, naturally sweetened, and made with coconut oil instead of butter :).
You could skip the chocolate chips, add nuts and raisins...
But raisins in cookies are just so un cool...
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 c. white whole wheat flour
- 1 c. unbleached white flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 c. coconut oil, softened
- 1/2 c. coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 TB. vanilla
- 1 ripe large banana, mashed
- 1 c. old fashioned oats
- 2 c. chocolate chips, carob chips, or chopped dark chocolate
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a bowl fitted with a mixer, add coconut oil and sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes, or until fluffy. Add egg, and mix in, followed by vanilla.
- Next mix in mashed banana.
- Slowly incorporate the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Next mix in the oats, and once that is all mixed, then add in the chocolate chips and mix.
- Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet using a small cookie scoop. Flatten the tops of the cookies a little.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. (We like to undercook them slightly, and let harden on the tray.)
(Making her work hard for her cookie!)
What other recipes would you like to see Happy and Healthy?! Let me know in the comments below!