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April 1, 2016

Whole Grain Oatmeal Cookies

Whole Grain Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - ShopRite Potluck Blog

Oats are a fiber-rich, versatile whole grain with many uses beyond the traditional bowl of breakfast oatmeal. Next time you find yourself craving a guilt-free, sweet treat, try this cookie recipe featuring whole grain oats!

Whole Grain Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1 egg or flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp. water)
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, beat nut butter, egg, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon together until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine oats and baking soda, and slowly add to liquid mixture.
  2. Gently stir in chocolate chips. Drop dough by the spoonful onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown.
  4. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Yields 12 cookies. Enjoy!