Thursday, August 30, 2012

Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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It's hard to get kids to eat healthy snacks. My daughter eats so little so I tend to let her eat whatever she likes. Although, I realize that wasn’t a smart idea. I am always on the lookout for healthy snack recipes to try at home. I also love to bake with her. Cooking with your kids is a great way to teach them how to eat healthier. I found this recipe via SkinnyTaste.com last weekend and decided to give it a try. These cookies turned out delicious and nutritious.



Ingredients (adapted from SkinnyTaste.com)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


I followed the original recipe but cut down the sugar and chocolate chips quantity by half. These cookies had just enough sweetness to satisfy but not too much to overwhelm. They are not only tasty but also have less than 100 calories each!





Directions can be found here. If you're looking for a quick, simple, healthy snack for kids, I highly recommend this recipe. 


If you have any good healthy recipes, please feel free to share!
Sydney

11 comments:

phiphis blog

yum! thank you for this recipe! will definitely try it out. my kids are pretty easy going and love fruits and veggies. they're starting to get picky for some reason but will never say no to cookies! xox P

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Sheila

Yummy!! That looks delicious. Will have to try out this recipe. So healthy. :)

xo - Sheila

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GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle

You are so right. I am constantly searching for healthy snacks for our kiddo too. Luckily, she eats pretty much anything.

These cookies look yummy. I'm certainly willing to try them.

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Michelle

Those look delicious! Thanks for sharing! I usually end up burning my cookies...but I will give these a try one of these weekends! Will let you know if they turn out! :)

With Each Passing Day

Those look good. My kids doesn't like oatmeal but I love them. I would have to try this one out.

lisacng @ expandng.com

MMmmmmmmmmmm I wish I had apple sauce to make these. I usually love the recipe on the back of that Quaker Oats container ;0. I'll save this for later!

lisacng @ expandng.com

PS Did you know your images aren't pinnable?

SydneysFashionDiary.com

@lisacng @ expandng.com Thanks, Lisa for letting me know. I just "turned" them on. They're now pin-able =)

Courtney Starr

Those look absolutely delish!

xo- Courtney
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audrinajulia

Gonna try this one. My two girls will definitely love it! Glad to drop by your blog for a chance and like it. Will love to join in your journey.New follower.:)

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Stylish Petite

Hehehehe perfect timing! Will try this for hubby this weekend! :)

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