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How To Make Healthy Almond Oat Cacao Cookie

Almond cookie with oats and cacao

These yummy cookies will have you licking your fingers.

My kids just like many kids want treats from time to time, so one of the major requests I get from them is usually, “mommy, I want some cookie.”

Most times, I will remind them that cookies are “sometimes’ food.” And other times I make this deliciously nutritious healthy almond oat cacao cookie.

The Bestest Healthiest Cookie.

Usually, I would sweeten the dough of this cookie with two bananas, which adds to its deliciousness. This helps to make this a softer bake; as you know, oat has a firm texture. I have never tried applesauce, am sure it would work just fine.

Another significant thing I love to add to these cookies is the raw cacao, which is the more natural cocoa powder. This gives the cookies chocolatey color, and flavor. Aside from the color and taste of the cacao powder, it has numerous benefits such as: may reduce blood pressure, and lower the risk of a heart attack. Raw cacao can also improve brain function, among other things. Click To Tweet Cacao/cocoa makes you happy, hello, it’s chocolate, actually, the better chocolate. It helps with mood improvement and can calm the senses. Please sign me up!

Relatively, nut butter is added to the mix alongside almond flour, which complements the oats. In fact, this whole cookie is packed with a handful of things that would cheer you up, yet healthy. Say cheese. -)

Your dough should look like this, and feel a bit sticky. I do not process it to become smooth. The texture makes them stand out.

Here we go oven-ready.

I would typically use one tablespoon measurement for scooping this dough. You can increase to any size according to your preference, but also remember to increase your bake time.

Fresh out of the oven.

This baked for exactly 19 minutes. Allow to cool before devouring. -)

Your Almond Oat Cacao Cookie Deserve a Mate.

Typically I enjoy this soft bake by itself. But one of my wise kids would always desire milk, and the other kid would opt for orange juice. Now I ask, what would you rather?

One of the kids love to pair these with milk. YUM!

This combo is worth trying. This is how one of my crew like it.

Another kid loved them with chilled juice. I bet that would change when the weather becomes chilly. lol

Always a right choice when you need a treat. -)

I ate 3 of these at a go the last time I baked these. It is that good. And do not surprised at all if this tastes like "brownie" the next day.

Enough said, let's make this quick and easy healthy almond oat cacao cookie. Yipee! Are you making this today? Please let me know when you do!

How To Make Healthy Almond Oat Cacao Cookie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: Cookie

Cuisine: Universal

Yield: 8

Almond Cookie

Whether you are looking for a healthy snack, dessert, or just breakfast bake, be sure to count on this almond oat cacao cookie. It will not disappoint. And remember, healthy eating should never be boring.

Ingredients

  • 2 overripe bananas
  • ½ cup of almond flour
  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons of raw cacao
  • ¼ cup of nut butter (today I used peanut butter)
  • A dash of Salt (or 1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon of stevia
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of raisins (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, add the banana, cacao powder, stevia, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, pulse until almost smooth. Then add the nut butter, and coconut oil pulse a couple of times. Add the almond flour, pulse to mix, then add the oats, salt, and baking soda pulse to combine with the rest of the ingredients. If you are using sliced almonds, and raisins add them at this time; pulse a couple of times to combine. You may need to use spatula to adjust dough as you mix/pulse.
  3. Use a tablespoon measure to scoop dough, flatten a bit with your hand and place on the already lined baking sheet. This is sticky dough; you may need to moisten your hands a bit for easy “molding.” Repeat until this step until all the dough is molded and placed on cookie sheet. This recipe makes about 18 – 20 cookies.
  4. Place on a 325 preheated oven; and bake for 17 – 21 minutes. Allow to cool, enjoy with a glass of milk or chilled orange juice or just by itself.

Notes

Though I used peanut butter for this recipe, any nut butter would work. I have used both peanut butter and almond butter. I rarely know the difference.

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