Monday, February 2, 2009

Lowfat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been craving oatmeal cookies lately, and have been searching for a good vegan version. I found a great vegan recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I switched it up a little and used oat flour and added non-dairy chocolate chips and a little instant espresso powder. Proceed with caution when mixing the dough, because the dough is quite tasty and addicting! I will definitely be making these often. They are pure oatmeal cookie heaven...the perfect blend of soft and chewy! The best part is that they are low fat!

Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

link at Simple Vegetarian Recipes

1 c. rolled oats
1.5 c. oat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 c. blackstrap molasses
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 - 1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir until just mixed. Scoop dough onto a cookie sheet (about 2 tbsp per cookie) and bake at 350 F for 12-15 min.Makes 20 cookies.

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39 comments:

Tyler said...

great looking recipe!! maple syrup, espresso powder, molasses...i might have to try these soon!

VeggieGirl said...

Faaaabulous oatmeal cookies!!

shelby said...

That's it..you are the cookie queen!!! This recipe will be in my kitchen soon =)

Reeni♥ said...

They look delicious Megan! And so perfect!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oatmeal and chocolate... what could be better?

Bunny said...

These look great Megan, I can't find expresso powder anywhere in my grocery store, it upsets me that there Are so many wonderful recipes like your cookies that have this as an ingredient and I can't find it!

carolinebee said...

yum i have got to try these! I have all the ingred. minus the molasses..maybe i can use honey!?

vegannurse said...

Omg, I LOVE oatmeal cookies!! They are definitely my fave!

Your cookies look scrumptious.. I noted down the recipe. Thanks!

Amy said...

Oooh yum. they look very soft and chewy. Just my style!

Lesley said...

OMG!! Oatmeal chocolate chip are my favorite and these look DELISH! Unfortunately, I am not a baker, but I may give it a whirl anyway.

Zesty Cook said...

WOW - This look awesome Megs!

Wandering Coyote said...

Another job well done! I love the addition of espresso powder - you can add it to pretty much anything and it'll taste wonderful!

Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) said...

Those cookies look divine!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yours is great!

Bob said...

...low....fat? Hm. Nope, never heard of it. :D

Seriously though, those look wicked good. I love oatmeal cookies and am always looking for new ones.

imadedinner said...

Thanks Megan! Those look fantastic!

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, totally going to try these!

bitesoflife said...

Oh, these look amazing! I love oatmeal cookies, and love vegan cookies. Perfect match!

glidingcalm said...

oh cookie dough. how i love you!!!

those look sooo good Megan!!!!!

ttfn300 said...

yummy :)

duodishes said...

Where are the raisins? Gotta have some raisins. :) Ohhh these sound so pure and naturally sweet! Just delish.

The Blonde Duck said...

These sound fabulous! Yumm!!

Not Another Omnivore said...

oatmeal cookies are soooo gooooood!

NAOmni

Kate said...

yum yum! If I add raisins it's my fav cookie!:P

Burp and Slurp~! said...

yum, thanks for the recipe! it looks so scrumptious, I would NEVER have guessed it's low-fat!

Maria said...

Oatmeal cookies are my favorite. I love that these are low fat too!

Caitlin said...

Yum-I can't wait to try these!

Hillary said...

I like the substitutions here. I like to use applesauce instead of oil in baking too. Is oat flour easy to find?

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Looks like a great recipe! I am a big fan of oatmeal cookies. Well done!

ksgoodeats said...

Those sound fabulous!

That Girl said...

I always have to sub in chocolate chip for raisins. The hubs is not a fan of raisins in his oatmeal cookies.

chasedaylight said...

Nice recipe!! Oatmeal cookies are my favorite too!

stephchows said...

ooo count me in! yum!

George Erdosh said...

I, too, love oatmeal cookies. In foods, fat is the major flavor carrier. Reduce the fat, you reduce the flavor (and good chewy texture). My philosophy is to avoid low fat but limit the quantity you eat. The end result is the same: less fat.

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Kiran said...

This seems like a good healthy recipe to try out one day soon. Thanks for the recipe :)

Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday said...

Yum! What an interesting mix of ingredients!

Kristen said...

I love a good oatmeal cookie - and low fat? You can't beat that!

dailygoods said...

i will have to make these sometime soon! LOVE oatmeal cookies, love the cookie dough even more :)

HangryPants said...

What an awesome recipe! Thanks.

happyherbivore.com said...

mmm love the addition of expresso! YUM!