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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Just so we're clear - being healthy and eating cookies are not mutually exclusive. You just have to be willing to get your hands a little dirty and bake!

Most store bought cookies are filled with heavily processed flour, nasty preservatives, GMO refined white sugars, GMO oils, and some of the absolute worst ingredients you can put in food. Yuck.

This recipe however, is free from bleached, processed flours, refined sugar, inflammatory oils and ingredients you can't pronounce (and your body can't digest). It's my go-to recipe when my sweet tooth hits. Give it a try, it takes no time and the cookies are deeeeelicious!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Nut Cookies

1/3 cup almond butter or peanut butter (unsweetened)

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1/2 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup (do NOT substitute for granulated sugar of any kind, cookies will turn out too dry)

1/3 cup non-dairy milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup organic sprouted spelt flour (or regular spelt if you can’t find sprouted; you can also sub gluten free flour if desired)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup organic rolled oats

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

1. Preheat over to 325 degrees F. Lay parchment paper on a baking sheet and set aside. Mix together first 5 ingredients until very smooth.

2. Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine (be sure to mix in the baking soda and salt thoroughly).

3. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes (or until tops begin to crack). Remove from oven and wait 10 mins before transferring cookies to plate or rack (or mouth).

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