Some days (today) call for whole grain chocolate chip cookies! Hey, it’s Friday and it’s been a really long week!
And speaking of long weeks, I have something to tell you. You may have noticed, there haven’t been many baked things on the blog for a while. Well, in January, I started working on my diet and fitness again; not really as a resolution, but more as a return to my prior state of health. I’d gotten really lax with my diet and had pretty much fallen completely off the exercise wagon. And with my big 4-0 coming up this March, it was time to get serious and get myself back in line.
So that being said, I’ve focused on cleaning up my diet again by returning to whole foods and getting some regular exercise. And that also means, I took a nice long break from baking. Sad.
But, it’s now been a solid month that I’ve been uber good with my food and exercise; I’ve even returned to ballet a few days a week! It’s time to bake something, a healthier something, a whole grain something, whole grain chocolate chip cookies! Of course, it had to be some sort of cookie since those are my favorite! 😉
I’ve got several recipes on this blog that are whole food or baked goods made with white whole wheat flour, but I wanted to do something even different than that, a combination of grains in one cookie. So I blended up some oats to make a coarse oat flour and mixed that with some of my favorite white whole what flour and made these gorgeous whole grain chocolate chip cookies.
Now, let’s discuss these whole grain chocolate chip cookies. First off, they’re delicious. Mad gave them her stamp of approval after school today. The cookies have more of a rough texture; think along the lines of an oatmeal cookie, but not quite as dense. I kind of love it. The flavor of the white whole wheat flour works perfectly with the oats and the dark chocolate chips tie it all together and are just, well, completely delicious!
These cookies are not technically whole food because they’re made with organic brown sugar (instead of coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, or maple sugar), so consider them a special treat, but I did calculate the nutritional information for
you us and each whole grain chocolate chip cookie is only 98 calories. Go ahead, have one…maybe even two!
- 1-1/2 cups rolled oats (processed in the food processor for about 1 minute to make oat flour)
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp water
- pinch of sea salt
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips (may use semi-sweet)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets.
- Process oats in the food process until the resemble a coarse flour.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, white whole wheat flour, and baking powder.
- In a medium bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth.
- Add egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
- Add the flour mixture, half at a time and mix until combined. Avoid over mixing.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a 1 TBS cookie scoop, scoop dough and place on a lined baking sheet. Use a fork or the bottom of a glass to gently flatten each cookie.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating halfway through.
- Let cool on pan for 5 minutes prior to transferring to a wire rack.
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