When I'm craving something sweet, I eat it. Yes, seriously. I don't deprive myself so I am easily satisfied. I do like to reach for something sweet that also has load of nutrients, most of the time.
This week I made the most incredible, satisfying, nutritious oatmeal pecan chocolate chip cookies. It's a mouthful to say!
These cookies have more fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals than a plain chocolate chip cookie. I also use dark chocolate chips which just make them even more special. So, here’s the recipe!
Gluten Free Oatmeal Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Makes about 3 dozen!
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk of any kind
¼ cup applesauce
1 cup gluten-free flour
1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/4 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats
½ cup chocolate chips (I love dark)
1/2 cups pecans, chopped
Cream the butter with coconut sugar in a mixer or by hand (doesn’t that smell heavenly?!)
Add the vanilla, milk and applesauce.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder; add to the creamed mixture and beat to combine.
Stir in the oats, chips and nuts.
Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour (or longer). This helps the cookies with texture.
--> Ready to Bake?
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
Drop by the rounded tablespoon (don’t flatten) of dough 1-1/2-inches apart on greased cookie sheets (or covered in parchment paper).
Bake for 12 minutes.
Let sit 5 minutes on the cookie sheet, then remove to cooling racks.