Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites

By Abby Henry Singh November 13, 2018Dessert, Recipes

Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites, developed by Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, are sweet and simple to make.This recipe combines fiber-rich whole rolled oats, creamy nut butter and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid rich flaxseeds. A delicious hybrid between a cookie and a bar, these bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and your mid-afternoon hunger.

Makes 24 cookies.
Per cookie: 157 calories, 8 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein 3 g dietary fiber, 115 mg sodium.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Gluten free certified old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan mini-chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients (vanilla extract through maple syrup). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Drop the dough into 24 even mounds on a parchment paper/silicon mat-lined or greased baking sheet or pour into a greased 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. Lightly press down to flatten (cookies will not flatten much during cooking).

Bake 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are just set in the center.

 

Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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  • Avatar Jill Whitney says:

    This recipe looked great until I saw an entire cup of maple syrup in the ingredient list. I know it’s way better for you than refined sugar, but wow! Just 1/4 cup contains 48g. of sugar!

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