Easy & Healthy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Okay, so as much as I advocate a low-sugar diet, I also advocate for the occasional splurge! Here is a healthy take on the traditional chocolate-chip cookie that you and your entire family are sure to love! This recipe contains heart-healthy oats, real coconut, and high-antioxidant dark chocolate!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unrefined brown sugar
  • 1 large free-range egg
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the coconut on the baking sheet and cook until lightly brown, 5-7 minutes. Allow to cool and set aside.
2. Combine oats, chocolate chips, and coconut in a medium bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
4. In a large bowl, beat canola oil, vanilla and sugar on low-speed.  Add egg and beat until smooth. Stir in flour mixture just until smooth – do not over-mix.  Stir in oat mixture just until combined.
5. Drop tablespoons of dough onto a lightly greased baking sheet, spacing 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookie edges are uniformly firm. Cool 5 minutes and then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
PER SERVING:
101 cal, 8g fat, 7mg cholesterol, 1g protein, 11g carb, 1g fiber, 62mg sodium
Bon appétit!

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