Clean Eating Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies

I was craving cookies/baking something, and spent the morning searching for a healthy recipe. I found a yummy looking one in my Clean Eating magazine, but later realized it called for an entire cup of butter (two sticks) and that is just too much butter, even if it is clean. No thanks. I even searched Food Gawker but couldn’t really find anything that was low fat. Last resort I remembered that The Clean Eating Mamma had a recipe tab on her blog, and sure enough she had an Oatmeal Cookie Recipe. Best part is NO butter! Love it! I followed this recipe to a T except that I didn’t have baking soda (only powder) so I just left that out…ha! I also added chopped raw almonds, because almonds are delish and everything should have almonds in it. The batter tasted VERY sweet like honey and I was worried that it would be too sweet, but it must have baked out because these are very light on sweetness. More like an oatmeal breakfast cookie rather than a buttery cookie. I love em! Mr. Gaunt wasn’t so sure about the dark chocolate. I used a Green and Black Dark Chocolate bar (80% I think) from Whole Foods.  I like Dark Chocolate, but I would guess small children wouldn’t be huge fans either.

Vegan Oatmeal Banana Cookies

An old High School friend who has a vegan family linked this recipe last week on Facebook. Because I love to bake ( but avoid it due to the usual high calorie contents that comes from it) I decided to try this one out. This recipe was super easy and uber healthy! I mean Oats, Bananas and whole wheat flour? No butter, sugar or eggs. Come on thats good stuff!

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The recipe is here and calls for chocolate chips, but I only made half the batch with them. They cooked very fast, like 5 minutes and they are pretty yummy. I wouldn’t say they are super cookie like, more like banana bread or if your from Washington they taste like Bakers Breakfast Cookies.  I also didnt have Canola oil so I just used vegetable oil, and it says they make 12 cookies, but really they make about 18 BIG cookies, and make sure you press them down into cookie shape because they dont spread on their own.

Oh and its snowing today! Not enough to stick but still…October 8th and its snowing! Good thing I bough this new sweet orange hooded pea coat yesterday at Savers for $20!

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