When I am stressed, sad, happy, inspired, tired, energetic, etc etc I bake. Yesterday was one of those days where getting in the kitchen to let your mind chill out and your kitcken heat up with YUM was called for. My sweet Texan sister flew back home after a short but bittersweet visit with me.
Supped' up Texas sized cookies can do wonders for a saddened girls heart..... chewy, hearty and chock full of goodies. We're all human and to say that a fit girl never delights in the occasional treat is downright silly, or insane. Portion control no matter how healthy something may be is key. This goes for these big hearty cookies with dark chocolate and southern pecans. <- neither bad for your in moderation!
In honour of my cowgirl..... cookies :)
- 1 cup oat flour (ground oats)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup expeller pressed coconut oil
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup Stevia In The Raw
- 1 large egg + 2 whites
- 2 tsp quality vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchament paper (first choice) or spray with non-stick cooking oil.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
In a clean bowl beat the eggs, oil, stevia and applesauce until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
Add the oats, chocolate and pecans mixing until incorporated.
Drop by tablespoon full onto prepared sheet. Do not flatten.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and let sit on pan for a few minutes to set, then transfer to wire rack to full cool.
Makes 2 dozen Texas sized cookies
Per Cookie: 147 calories, 10g fat, 14.5g carbs, 2g protein