Here’s my theory on treats. Enjoy them. Make them from real ingredients and opt for organic as much as you can.
I mean if you’re going to put any information into your body… give it what it can read. Making your own treats is much more healthy than anything out of a package. You know what’s in them. Perfect.
Okay enough talk. Let’s do this:
This is the recipe I found and initially used… but below is my spin on it.
- 1 cup Gluten free flour. I love Bob’s Red Mill’s Paleo Baking Flour.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats. My favorite is One Degree Sprouted Rolled Oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (a touch more to top cookies) – drop iodized salt and get yourself some nice pink sea salt. It’s has trace minerals our bodies needs, rather than being stripped of them via chemical processing.
- 6 tbsp grass fed butter (Kerry Gold all the way) or you can use coconut oil. Butter to be room temp. Coconut oil softened like butter.
- 3/4 cup organic coconut sugar
- 6 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or (175 degrees C)
- Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking soda, and sea salt.
- In a food processor or using a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat together butter or oil, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla until well combined.
- Add in egg to the “wet” ingredients, and mix on low until well incorporated.
- Stir in “dry” ingredients until everything is mixed well.
- Using a spatula fold in chocolate chips.
- Using a spoon, spoon out a chunk of the dough and make into small to medium sized balls. place them at least 3 inches a part.
- Sprinkle each cookie on top with a little sea salt. So yummy!
- Bake for 11-14 minutes. Cookies should be crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle
- Let cool on the baking sheet.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
This is a great recipe to have the kids help too. My boys love mixing, measuring, and creating yummy food. These are skills that will serve them their entire lives.
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