Holy amaze balls. All of my favorite things combined into one cookie? Dark chocolate, rolled oats, peanut butter, and chia seeds. Yup, a perfect cookie that not only satisfies my sweet tooth, but has nutritional benefits and fills me up!
I first found this recipe last year on Yummy Mummy Kitchen. Made it and immediately fell in love. Since it is the Holiday season and everyone is on a cookie baking craze, why not make this healthier version. You really can have it all.
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup all purpose or gluten-free flour
1 1/2 tablespoons chia seeds
1/4 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. (FYI I didn’t use parchment paper this time around – not sure if there was a difference)
In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder, flour, and chia seeds. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat coconut oil or butter with brown sugar until creamy. Add the peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly stir in oat mixture to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
Place heaping tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet. Press dough into balls with hands, as dough will be crumbly. Bake 12 minutes. Place them on a cooling rack.
You can eat these as a late night treat with hot chocolate, almond milk, or my favorite dark chocolate almond milk warmed up! I would recommend heating them up real fast before eating – always better a little warm.
These can also be your breakfast…they are so satisfying! Enjoy!