Very good to all! Today I bring you one of those that you like so much: a healthy recipe for beginners. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are so easy to make that it was one of the first things I started cooking at home when I didn’t even know how to cook spaghetti.
These oatmeal and chocolate cookies have very basic ingredients that you will find in almost any supermarket or local store: rolled oats, wheat flour (you can use whole wheat without any problem), melting chocolate, vegetable milk, sweetener , cinnamon and olive oil.
1 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 large, ripe bananas
3 tablespoons of panela (or grain sweetener of your choice)
4 tablespoons of wheat flour (you can use wholemeal)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder
For the chocolate:
1/2 table of dark chocolate to melt
Optional: 1 generous splash of non-dairy milk
Optional: 1 small teaspoon of coconut oil.
More than recommended: baking paper
Step by step
- Peel the two bananas, cut them into slices and mash them with a fork until you get a puree as smooth as possible.< /li>
- We add 1/2 tsp of baking powder, 3 tablespoons of panela or your grain sweetener.
- Continue adding 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder, mix well and continue adding 3 tablespoons of olive oil.
- We mix again until we get a homogeneous paste.
- We add only 1/2 cup of oats (reserving the other half) and Mix very well with the help of a fork.
- Now, once well mixed, add the other half cup of rolled oats. We mix very well.
- [Now we go with the chocolate. As I am preparing them in the cold season, the chocolate takes a long time to melt, so I am going to start now. If you’re making it in warm weather, you can wait to do this step until after you’re done baking.]
So, in the meantime, we melt the chocolate in a double boiler: put the chocolate in a cup and the cup in a pot that we will keep over medium-low heat, in a gentle boil.
- Optionally, if we want to soften the chocolate, we add 1 splash of vegetable milk and 1 small tsp of coconut oil (coconut milk dilutes the intense cocoa flavor and the coconut oil will restore the solidity of the chocolate when it cools).
- We return to the cookies while the chocolate melts. Add 2 tablespoons of wheat flour (it can be wholemeal or oatmeal) and mix.
- Add another 2 tablespoons of flour, mix again and that’s it.
- In a baking tray, place a tablespoon of dough. Now, we flatten the cookie and give it a fine, rounded shape. We repeat this process until the dough is finished.
- We bake them, with the fire on from above and below, the fan on, for at least 20 minutes at 180 degrees. The time may vary depending on the oven.
- After 20 minutes, you can open the oven and check if they are browned on the bottom. If so, you can remove them or simply bake them for another 10-15 minutes.
- Let them cool. By now the chocolate should be melted.
- Put the chocolate into a large bowl and submerge the cookies at the bottom, carefully remove them and wet them halfway.
- Put them back on the parchment paper and put them in the fridge for 15 minutes. If you’re in a cold climate, the chocolate may curdle at room temperature. If you are in hot weather, you may have to leave it in the fridge longer to solidify the chocolate well.
- And ready to eat!