These oatmeal bites are the perfect solution to your sweets craving - especially if you are trying to keep it light!
Yes, these are still cookies, but we "healthified" them with a ViTL twist! Instead of white flour, butter, and white sugar, we created these awesome treats with oats, olive oil, and turbinado sugar. (AGAIN, these are still cookies and should not be consumed freely under the guise of "healthy" dessert. A dessert is a dessert!!)
We know the baking snobs out there are probably thinking we're crazy for putting olive oil in cookies ("won't it taste bad?"), but we promise (and we know this because we've personally made them a million times in our own kitchen) you won't even be able to tell! ....unless you use rancid olive oil, in which case you've got bigger problems than just the taste of rancid oil in your cookies (the fats are oxidized which is no bueno for you or your cells!).
Alsoooo, these babies only take 7 minutes to bake which is probably the best thing you've heard all month, amiright??
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites
2 1/4 cup rolled or quick oats
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional - Scott likes it with, I like it without)
3 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp milk of choice (or water)
1 tbsp vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preaheat oven to 375F.
In a food processor or blender, combine oats, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Blend until flour-like.
Add in olive oil, milk/water, and vanilla; pulse until the mixture clumps and forms a dough. If the dough is still dry or crumbly, add milk/water 1-2 tsp at a time and pulse until clumping occurs.
Remove dough from food processor/blender; place in mixing bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
Using a small spoon, scoop 1-2 inch mounds of dough onto a lined cookie sheet and lightly flatten with the back of a spoon. Makes about 24 small cookies.
Bake for 7 minutes and enjoy!!
Nutritional Information (1 cookie): 58 calories, 2.7g fat, 7.4g carbs, 1.1g protein