Last month when I bought a bag of Hershey's springtime limited edition morsels at Target I had no idea what I would be baking with them. Any plans I had were tossed out the door with my Mom's emergency heart surgery. When I got home last weekend from Wisconsin, I knew I had to bake up a few goodies to bring to work with me this week and thank the team. While I was gone, the team kept up with my work so I would not fall behind and I am so very grateful. It's stressful enough dealing with a family emergency much less returning to a mad pile of work. My director emailed me and told me how much they missed my baking. I thought this would be a way to show my gratitude.
Did you know chocolate morsels were invented in 1939? The history of the chocolate chip cookie is quite interesting. As with many recipes, it came to be through one woman's idea to try something new.
When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to bake for the team, I remembered the morsels I bought. I had chocolate chip cookies on my mind because that's the only cookie my Dad will eat and my director sent my Dad a box of cookies last week.
That's when I came up with the idea for a low-calorie, sugar-free healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.
A confession. I tossed the rolled oats into the batter before grinding it into flour.
I love a messy baking sheet!
Actually, my oops moment turned out fantastic. I love the whole oats in these cookies. It gives them an extra crunch.
These are so cute and ridiculously good!
I couldn't stop taking pictures of them. Hope you enjoy!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup applesauce, unsweetened
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 tbsp canola oil
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup chocolate chip morsels
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- Prepare baking sheet
- In a medium bowl, combine applesauce, maple syrup, canola oil & vanilla extract
- Add whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and blend well
- Add rolled oats and mix thoroughly by hand
- Add chocolate chips and gently fold into batter
- Drop 1 tablespoon of the batter onto prepared baking sheet
- Bake 9 minutes at 350 degrees
- Cool on a baking rack
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