About this Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe
Let’s talk about rolled oats and turn them into something exciting! Today, we’re going to take the classic oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe and give it an easy paleo makeover.
Those wanting a delicious snack without all the processed ingredients will delight in this guilt-free version of everyone’s favorite cookie.
Ready to crank up your oven and forget about your cravings? Let’s start!
- 1 1/2 cups of paleo-friendly almond flour
- 1 cup of gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of organic coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp of salt
- 1/2 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- Dried raisins (optional)
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- Get ready to line a large baking tray with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- Now, in a mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free rolled oats, organic coconut sugar, paleo-friendly almond flour, salt, baking soda, and dried raisins (optional). Mix thoroughly.
- Add the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and egg to the bowl and mix everything until well combined.
- Fold through the dairy-free chocolate chips. See to it that they’re evenly distributed in the dough. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 20 minutes.
- Use a cookie scoop or large spoon to form the dough into balls and place the cookie dough onto the lined baking tray.
- Bake the oatmeal chocolate chip dough in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes until the tops are set or after the edges turn golden brown.
- Once baked, remove the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from the oven. Let them cool on the baking tray for several minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Afterward, you can store the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in a sealable or airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. You can also place them on the fridge to keep them longer.
Give this recipe a try and enjoy a delicious and healthy snack that’s perfect for any occasion!
What Are Rolled Oats?
Rolled oats are a type of oat groat that has been steamed and flattened with large rollers to create thin and flattened flakes. They are also referred to as “old-fashioned oats.”
Rolled oats are commonly used as a hot cereal, in baked goods like muffins and granola bars, or added to smoothies and other recipes for added nutrition and texture. They are a good source of fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals.
How Many Calories Do Rolled Oats Have?
A 1/2 cup (or 39 grams) serving of dry and uncooked rolled oats contains around 140 calories. Once cooked with water or milk, the calorie count increases slightly to around 170–200 calories per 1 cup serving, depending on the type of liquid used. If you add toppings such as fruit, nuts, or sweeteners, the calorie count will also increase.
For Digestion To Heart Health: How Rolled Oats Can Support Your Health?
Rolled oats are a famous breakfast food, and you can enjoy them in different ways—“the sky is the limit.”
But they are also amazing at supporting your overall health! Rolled oats are loaded with fiber that can help you manage your cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Moreover, oats are a great source of beta-glucan (soluble fiber), which helps improve heart health and reduce inflammation. Plus, they’re rich in nutrients like manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc, which are essential for maintaining healthy bones, energy levels, and a strong immune system.
Finally, if you’re having trouble trying to lose weight, rolled oats can help reduce your appetite and promote weight loss when combined with a balanced diet.
Overall, rolled oats are a great addition to any healthy diet—including paleo, keto, and vegan!
Are Rolled Oats Gluten-Free?
Rolled oats can be gluten-free, but it depends on how they are processed and if they are cross-contaminated with gluten-containing grains during production.
Pure, uncontaminated oats are naturally gluten-free, but they may be processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley, or rye, which can lead to cross-contamination.
If you have celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity), it’s good to look for oats that are certified gluten-free to ensure they have not been contaminated during processing.
What Is The Difference Between Rolled Oats And Steel-Cut Oats?
The main difference between rolled oats and steel-cut oats is in their processing. Rolled oats are made by flattening oat groats with large rollers, while steel-cut oats are made by chopping oat groats into small pieces with steel blades.
As a result, steel-cut oats have a chewy texture and nutty flavor, while rolled oats are softer and more tender. Steel-cut oats take longer to cook and may require more liquid, while rolled oats cook faster and may need less liquid.
Nutritionally, both types of oats are good sources of fiber, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. However, steel-cut oats may have a slightly lower glycemic index than rolled oats, which means they can help regulate blood sugar levels more effectively.
Can You Eat Raw Oats?
Although rolled oats are safe to eat raw, they are commonly eaten after being cooked or soaked because they can be hard to digest due to their high-fiber content. Also, they contain phytic acid, which can inhibit the absorption of certain nutrients in your body. Cooking or soaking the oats can help break down the phytic acid and make the oats easier to digest.
If you do choose to eat raw oats, it is important to choose a type of oat that has been specifically processed for raw consumption. Even with these types of oats, it is still best to soak or cook them before eating to improve digestibility and nutrient absorption.
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