Once I discovered all the added everything in granola bars, I promptly stopped buying them. There was just one problem – my husband needed his mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. One snack was easy to replace – eat fruit! The other has required a bit more work (hence the banana bread from a previous post). So, I’ve been trying to come up with creative and different snacks each week which is proving to be no easy task.
But then, I discovered these cookies. Delicious and somewhat healthy, they are not without a little sugary temptation.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies +
adapted from notwithoutsalt.com
1/2 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp milk of choice (I use almond milk, but whole milk would work great)
1 large egg
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
1 cup oats
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup flax seed
1/4 cup millet (uncooked)
1 cup chopped, toasted pecans
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Cream the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg, milk and vanilla until incorporated.
Add all the dry ingredients except the mix-ins (millet, pecans, chocolate, cranberries) until combined. Once combined, add in the rest.
Scoop out even size balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 325* for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and let cool on a wire rack.
These cookies taste great fresh and out of the freezer!