Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

The smell of baking cookies is possibly something straight from heaven. The trick is to find a cookie recipe that won’t add to your waistline and we know how hard that is to find. We went out to get a recipe that will satisfy all your cravings without the added cheat factor. You won’t be disappointed.

Recipe: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Ingredients

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey

4 tablespoons light brown sugar lightly packed

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1/2 cup chocolate chips / peanuts / raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
  2. In a medium sized bowl stir together the peanut butter, honey, and brown sugar. Do NOT warm up the peanut butter or the honey.
  3. Add in the oats, salt, baking soda, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  4. In a separate bowl lightly beat the egg and then add it to the mixture.
  5. Stir in desired add-ins (chocolate chips/peanuts/raisins)
  6. The mixture will be thick and hard to stir. Continue stirring until combined and then use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Press the dough very tightly in the cookie scoop to form the balls. Without a cookie scoop these tend to crumble.
  7. If not using a cookie scoop you will have to work with the dough a little bit more by squeezing it into a ball.
  8. Form the balls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes.
  9. Watch the cookies closely and remove when the bottom barely starts to brown even if they don’t look completely done (they cook more as they cool). I burned a few cookies by not watching them – they look underdone and 30-60 seconds later they are burned! (TIP: I also found cooking smaller batches – like 6 on a tray worked the best)
  10. Remove and allow to cool completely.