If you like oatmeal cookies put down everything and make these oatmeal bites STAT!
We took the classic oatmeal cookie and “healthified” it…instead of white flour, butter, and white sugar, we created these awesome treats with oats, olive oil, and turbinado sugar. (But, keep in mind these are still cookies!! Please don’t consume them freely under the guise of “healthy” dessert. A dessert is a dessert!!)
I know the baking snobs out there are probably thinking we’re crazy for putting olive oil in cookies, but we promise (and we know this because we’ve personally made them a million times in our own kitchen) you won’t even be able to tell! (Unless you’re using rancid olive oil lol.) If you’re having doubts, feel free to sub any oil you choose – they’ll still turn out amazing.
Alsoooo, these babies only take 7 minutes to bake which is probably the best thing you’ve heard all month, amiright??
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites
- 2 1/4 cup rolled or quick oats
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp turbinado sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional – Scott likes it with, I like it without)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp milk of choice (or water)
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preaheat oven to 375F.
In a food processor or blender, combine oats, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Blend until flour-like.
Add in olive oil, milk/water, and vanilla; pulse until the mixture clumps and forms a dough. If the dough is still dry or crumbly, add milk/water 1-2 tsp at a time and pulse until clumping occurs.
Remove dough from food processor/blender; place in mixing bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
Using a small spoon, scoop 1-inch mounds of dough onto a lined cookie sheet and lightly flatten with the back of a spoon. Makes about 24 small cookies.
Bake for 7 minutes and enjoy!!
Nutritional Information (1 cookie): 58 calories, 2.7g fat, 7.4g carbs, 1.1g protein