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Monday, May 12, 2014

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chia Seeds

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chia Seeds

Sometimes the line between breakfast and dessert gets a little blurry. Maybe it shouldn’t, but the older I get the more I realize life is one big gray area, so why wouldn’t this carry over into what we eat as well?! For some of you, these cookies are most definitely breakfast. They have oats, chia seeds, coconut oil…all reputable breakfast ingredients! For others, anything with peanut butter and chocolate must only be considered dessert. I’m here to convince you that these little nuggets can be both!
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Whether you decide to start OR end your day with these, you can’t go wrong. If you really want a win-win, turn that OR into an AND! They’re a little bit naughty, a little bit nice, and a lot of bit satisfying! This was the first time I’d ever used chia seeds in anything and I loved the crunch they added, not to mention the nutritional boost. If you don’t have chia seeds, however, they’d be just as tasty without.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chia Seeds

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies with Chia Seeds
slightly adapted from Yummy Mummy Kitchen

-3 cups old-fashioned oats
-2 tsp baking powder
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-3 tbsp chia seeds
-1/2 cup coconut oil, in liquid state
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy for additional texture!)
-4 eggs
-2 tsp vanilla
-1 cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, baking powder, flour, and chia seeds.
2. In a separate bowl, beat coconut oil, sugar, peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Stir in oats mixture to combine, followed by the chocolate chips.
3. Place tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.