What did the kid say when his mother poured oatmeal on him? “How can you be so gruel?”
I decided yesterday to whip up a batch of homemade Oatmeal cookies. I had never made them before, so I didn’t have a favorite recipe. I threw some ingredients together and ended up with delicious cookies. I don’t consume caffeine so instead of chocolate chips I used carob chips. Carob chips are similar to chocolate but are caffeine free and are made from a bean found native to the Mediterranean. They are also safe for dogs! More info here. You can find them in any bulk/health food store.
Approx. 12 cookies – 30 minutes
- 2 cups large flake oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup softened margarine
- 1 cup carob chips or chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).
In a bowl mix together margarine, eggs and brown sugar. Combine flour, baking powder and flax seeds and add to mixture. Add oats then carob or chocolate chips. Spoon onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-20 mins or until golden brown and firm. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
Serve when cool and enjoy!