- 6 Tablespoons Organic Unsalted Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
- 0.75 cup Pure Cane Sugar
- 1 Organic Egg
- 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1.5 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 0.75 cup All-Purpose, Unbleached Flour
- 0.25 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 0.25 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 2 Tablespoons Ground Flaxseed
- 0.5 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 0.25 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 0.5 cup, chopped Raw Almonds (Unsalted, Not Roasted)
- 0.75 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
These nutritional cookies are full of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and all kinds of other nutritional ingredients.
A cookie that has it all, oats, nutritional yeast, flax seeds, chocolate chips and more!
Why all of these ingredients you ask? Each has a purpose.
Oats, other than providing great texture for these cookies, whole oats are rich in antioxidants and contain a healthy amount of fiber. They can also lower cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar level.
Nutritional yeast is a great source of protein, has B vitamins and trace minerals.
Flaxseeds are also loaded with nutrients. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, can improve cholesterol, helps improve digestion and skin!
Also ground flaxseeds are the way to go as your body cannot absorb the whole flaxseed.
Get Your Butter & Egg Up To Room Temperature
I have touched on tricks on how to get your butter up to room temp quicker (than 1-2 hours on the countertop) in a previous cookie post but I have another trick for ya!
Heat up a plate in the microwave for 2-3 minutes then place your stick of butter (still wrapped in the paper) on the plate and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
For the egg, fill up a mug or jar with slightly warm water and add your egg, leave it in the water for about 5 minutes.
Lastly, if your coconut oil is at the solid stage melt it in a small sauce pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. It melts quickly, be sure to not burn it.
Mix Wet Ingredients
First, preheat your oven to 350F.
In your standing mixer (with the paddle attachment) or a large bowl (if using hand-held electric mixer), add the softened butter, melted coconut oil and sugar.
Mix until well combined and creamy.
Next, add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
Mix Dry Ingredients
In another large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and mix with a fork or whisk.
Add Dry Ingredients To Wet
Add all of the dry ingredients to the wet and ix on low until combined.
Next, add the chopped almonds and chocolate chips.
Scoop & Bake
With a spoon or small ice cream scoop. Scoop the batter and place 10-12 cookies on a silicon mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
After the cookies are baked and golden brown, carefully transfers the cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes...then...eat 'em up!