What makes this chewy, oatmeal cookie the BEST is the secret ingredient and healthier substitutions (oatmeal, coconut palm sugar, Greek Yogurt & carob chips). You’ll enjoy this treat and your body will also thank you!
This is perfect for a Valentines themed party by adding pink food coloring, or just plain as an ordinary treat anytime.
Why is this cookie hearty & healthier?
Oatmeal – Can help lower cholesterol, reduce type 2 diabetes and blood pressure. Also a good way to add fiber to your diet.
Coconut Palm Sugar – Natural Form of sugar that has a low glycemic index. No calorie difference, but it doesn’t spike glucose levels so your cravings to want to eat all of the cookies at once are diminished.
Greek yogurt – Natural probiotic and also cuts out on some of the fat you would get from using all butter.
Carob chips – Healthy substitute for chocolate chips (natural and unprocessed like chocolate it). It also provides fiber, calcium and no cholesterol.
1/2 cup :: Unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup :: Greek Yogurt
3/4 cup :: Coconut Palm Sugar
1/4 cup :: Brown Sugar
1 :: Egg, large
2 Tsp. :: Vanilla extract
1.5 cup :: All purpose flour
¾ cup :: Quick Cooking Oats
2 Tsp. :: Cornstarch * (Secret Ingredient)
1 Tsp. :: Baking soda
Pinch of Salt
1 c. Carob Chips (natural and unprocessed…or use regular chocolate chips)
Pink Food Coloring (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F
Cream together the butter, Greek yogurt, coconut palm sugar and brown sugar.
Then slowly add in the egg and vanilla
In another bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly add dry ingredients to creamy batter. After mixing together add Pink food coloring (if desired).
Last, stir in the oatmeal and carob chips.
Scoop into small balls and place on greased cooking sheet (or Silpat)
Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes. Take out before they look brown on the edges.
(You can prepare in advance and freeze the cookie dough and keep for up to 6-8 weeks.)
ENJOY …..and your body will thank you!