Well, really I've been itching to eat baked goods, if we are being honest.
And I think we are.
Anyways, I have not been baking lately for two major reasons. One, I have been on a healthy kick and two, I have been out of butter and eggs.
So when I was at Target this week, I actually remembered to get butter.
But I forgot eggs.
And this recipe only uses one tablespoon of butter.
Where am I going with this?
Well, let's just get down to brass tacks, shall we?
Giant (sort of healthy) Peanut Butter, Oatmeal & Chocolate Chip Cookie
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
1/2 tbsp flax seed meal mixed with 2 tbsp water (or just use 2 tbsp of a beaten egg)
5 tbsp whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oats (I used old fashioned, but quick outs would be good, too)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Mix all this together & form dough on a parchment (or Silpat) lined baking sheet. You can either form 4-6 little cookies and bake for 10 min or form a giant cookie and bake for 15. Your call. Bake in a 350 degree oven.
Makes 4 servings. This cookie is chewy and hearty. It would actually be a feat of tummy strength to eat the whole thing.
Intrigued by giant cookies?
Check out my Sock Monkey Cookie
Or my Lean & Mean Cookie Pie