Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Literally get in my face. These gorgeous cookies are based on Oh She Glows original recipe with slight modifications. I can't stand how amazing these egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free cookies are. Yes....they are even - dare I say it - VEGAN. When starting this blog I would never have guessed that I'd associate myself with anything vegan...not because I hate vegans or anything, but because I'm pretty sure 75% of my bloodstream is composed of bacon grease. But here I stand, having made a vegan friendly, gluten-free dessert than literally anyone can enjoy.

Whip these up for your office mates or next group gathering and I promise no one will know they are made with clean, junk-free ingredients. My personal favorite way to enjoy these is to make a big batch, throw them in a ziplock bag in the freezer, make sure to not tell a soul they exist, and then enjoy them one by one at my leisure while "muahahah"-ing over my extreme act of selfishness.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup oat flour (make it yourself: blend up 1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life dark chocolate chips

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or just grease it).
  2. In a small bowl, mix the flaxseed with the water and let it sit a few minutes to thicken.
  3. With a hand mixer, beat the coconut oil and almond butter together. Add the brown sugar and coconut sugar and beat until combined. Next, beat in the flaxseed mixture and almond milk.
  4. Add the vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, oat flour and almond flour - beat until the dough is sticky.
  5. Finally, gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Arrange the dough into tablespoon-sized balls about 2 inches apart. Don't flatten out the cookies as they will expand on their own in the kitchen.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool before digging the f*** in.

Servings: 16-20 cookies