Can it Be? Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
In honor of bathing suit season, a dessert that won't pack on the pounds.
I've said it before, one of my favorite things about cooking is exploring new recipes and trying things I wouldn't normally eat - this includes super healthy desserts.
My philosophy has always been to splurge on desserts and never cut corners. My grandmother Loretta and I used to joke that chocolate was healthy because it had dairy, or apple pie was good for you because it had apples in it.
Now that I am older, and admittedly plumper, I am trying to create a healthy lifestyle. While I am dedicated to eating better, I don't want to give up the sweets that I enjoy so much. So, i've decided to start looking for healthier alternatives for some of my favorite desserts.
I've started by trying a Weight Watchers recipe, that I've adapted to my taste, for chocolate chip cookies. I have to admit, they aren't bad. In fact, I dare say they are surprisingly good. If all health food tastes like these cookies, I might be able to stick to this healthier lifestyle.
To make this recipe you'll need the following:
- 1/2 cup of quick cooking oats (not instant)
- 1 cup of whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup of chocolate chips
For step-by-step instructions scroll through the photo gallery above.