Chocolate Oat Cookies


These cookies are for our dairy free and nut free friends out there. I invented these last night after I realised I didn't have ingredients to make regular cookies and my children didn't quite have enough food to go in their school lunches today. This is often the catalyst for me to create new recipes. These cookies are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, good fats, antioxidants, and also iron.


Ingredients

1 cup of rolled oats

1 egg

1/4 cup of cocoa

1/4 cup of desiccated coconut

2 tablespoons of coconut oil

1/3 cup of dark cane sugar

2 tablespoons of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Pinch of mineral salt





Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease an oven tray with coconut oil or use baking paper on an oven tray.


In a large bowl, beat egg, add vanilla and the pinch of mineral salt.

Next add sugar and coconut oil and mix until smooth.

Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix until the dough is still sticky but firm enough to roll into balls (if the mix is too sticky add a touch more flour).


Spoon balls out evenly on baking tray then flatten with either your hand or a folk, to make a "Cookies Shape".


Bake in the oven for 10-14 mins depending on your oven and how crunchy you would like them.


A great quick healthyish treat for kids school lunches or a simple dessert.


Enjoy!




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