Chewy Chia Oatmeal Cookies

Okay, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs! It’s safe to say my blog has not received a lot of love recently, same goes for my oven, and my measuring cups and the list goes on.. BUT, I’m back in the game now! Coming back with the goodies, sharing the recipe for my super simple and super yummy chia oatmeal cookies…

 

These only take 30 minutes over all, so you have no excuse not to make them! Here’s what you’ll need;

A food processor or a blender, as the recipe requires oat flour – which is just oats blended up in your weapon of choice! Also, in advance you will need to make your chia eggs. Simply combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds to 3 tablespoons of filtered (if possible) water, leave this for about 10 minutes. This allows the chia seeds enough time to soak up the water and become gelatinous – just like an egg! Only no chickens are harmed in the process 😉

After 10 minutes, your chia eggs should look a little bit like this….

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Then you’re ready to begin! Fire your oven on to 180 celcius. Start by processing your oat flour and placing it in a big bowl, then add the rest of your dry ingredients to the bowl…

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Next, you’re going to melt your coconut oil, then add the remaining wet ingredients to the bowl.. then add in your chia eggs. (If you read my posts, you will know I’m a big advocate for making your own almond milk rather than buying it… but sometimes life gets in the way and making fresh almond milk all the time just isn’t an option!)

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Finally, mix all the wet into the dry.. it should combine and form a big ball. At this stage, I use roughly 2 tbsp per cookie and form them with my hands and place them on a baking tray..

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Then they’re ready for the oven! Bake these babies for 12-14 minutes at 180c. Then Bob’s your uncle and Fanny’s your aunt.. healthy cookies in a jiffy!

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It’s really that easy! And these little guys pack a serious nutrition punch! Chia seeds are full of Omega 3 which is essential for brain function and blood regulation! And oats, well they’re just amazing.. not only are they sustainable.. they also contain something called beta glucan which can curb your appetite for longer, and has also been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease! And I know I don’t even need to go in to the benefits of coconut oil…

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That’s all from me for now guys, I really hope you try out this ridiculously easy and tasty recipe!

 

Speak soon , Em x

 

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