Oaty Cocoa Cookies

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As I’m writing this I am tucking into one of these delicious cookies; which I managed to burn (my oven cooks things in about 2.5 seconds) so my apologies that the photos aren’t too desirable.

These are perfect for snacking, breakfast on the go or for dessert, and are a tad more nutritious than your regular cookie with refined sugar (although I’m all for tucking into one of these from time to time..)

The recipe is from Vita Coco although I have adapted it slightly. It of course includes their delicious and versatile coconut oil (which I use in cooking, baking and in my hair ooo) and I am also slightly obsessed with their new coconut milk in my coffee.

Makes 6 Cookies

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INGREDIENTS

- 1 cup of Oats (blended into ‘oat flour’)

- 1/4 cup of Cocoa Powder

- 1/4 cup of Ground Almonds

- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

- 1/4 cup of Vita Coco Coconut Oil (melted)

- 1/2 cup of Almond Butter (my favourite is Pip & Nut)

- 1/4 cup of Honey

- Handful of Desiccated Coconut

- Handful of Chocolate Chunks - I used Lindt Dark Chocolate Raspberry (y u m)

Psst. you might want to get yourself some cup measurements (I’m sorry). I think I got mine from M&S.

METHOD

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a large baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Put all of the dry ingredients (oat flour, cocoa powder, ground almonds & baking powder) into a large mixing bowl.

  3. Mix the wet ingredients (coconut oil, almond butter & honey) together in a jug then pour into the mixing bowl and combine.

  4. Once combined, stir in your add ins of choice (desiccated coconut and chocolate chunks).

  5. Using your hands, roll the cookie dough mix into balls (enough to make 6) and then press flat on to the baking tray into a cookie shape. Repeat with the rest of the dough, making sure you’ve left enough of a gap between each cookie on the baking tray.

  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tray.

  7. Tuck in while they’re still warm!

Happy baking and enjoy! xoxo