The cure all cookie

One of my favorite things, no matter the time of year, is an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Gooey, warm, sweet, and with oatmeal it’s healthy-right? Okay maybe not.
But I had this crazy idea-what if I made “healthy” oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Then I could feel reasonably less guilty about eating half a pan. There are a number of ingredients in this recipe, more than I normally take time to collect-but luckily they are things you can usually find around the house already. They have banana, nut butter, chocolate, yogurt, and whole wheat (and oats,obviously)-so many of my favorite things, it’s hard to believe it. And the texture is reminiscent of the wonderful moist top of a muffin (as Tim pointed out while eating a few). I give you, Chocolate, Oat and Greek Yogurt Muffin Cookies!

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Chocolate, Oat and Greek Yogurt Muffin Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (preferably sweet-such as honey or pineapple works great)
  • 1/2 cup low fat milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBS peanut butter or almond butter
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix first nine ingredients (oats through brown sugar) in bowl. Let sit for 5 minute to allow oats to soften.
  4. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to oat mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Place by rounded tablespoon onto prepared cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until beginning to brown.
  8. Let cool and enjoy with a tall glass of milk-and feel GOOD about yourself – you sexy thing you.

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Cooper says, “Not fair…I can’t eat chocolate, mom!”

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