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March 15, 2016  |  Issue #600
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Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites
Developed by
Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD

Today marks AICR’s 600th healthy recipe so we decided to celebrate with something sweet and simple to make.This recipe combines fiber-rich whole rolled oats, creamy nut butter and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acid rich flaxseeds. A delicious hybrid between a cookie and a bar, these bites will satisfy your sweet tooth and your mid-afternoon hunger.
Makes 24 cookies.
Per cookie: 157 calories, 8 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein 3 g dietary fiber, 115 mg sodium.

2 cups Gluten free certified old fashioned oats
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup vegan mini-chocolate chips
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup natural almond butter

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients (vanilla extract through maple syrup). Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Drop the dough into 24 even mounds on a parchment paper/silicon mat-lined or greased baking sheet or pour into a greased 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan. Lightly press down to flatten (cookies will not flatten much during cooking).

Bake 12-15 minutes, until the cookies are just set in the center.

Grocery List
Gluten free certified old-fashioned oats
Almond flour
Ground flaxseed
Baking powder
Vegan mini-chocolate chips
Vanilla extract
Maple syrup
Almond butter

About the Author
Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, is a registered dietitian at Zesty, Inc. She is passionate about helping others improve their health through diet and physical activity and believes eating nutritious food should be easy and taste great.
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Oats are whole grains and are classified as low in glycemic index (GI), an estimate of how a carbohydrate food affects blood sugar.


Made-over Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bites