When I cook, I take a little of this and a little of that so nailing down a recipe from me can be hard unless I am baking. THEN, I use recipes and I love to share ones that turn out perfect each time, taste amazing, are easy to make with simple ingredients and are healthy too.


This is one of my all time favorites which is weird that I don’t have a photo of them to share. The above is a stock photo from Canva (forgive me.) 


These cookies are not just for a treat. They are actual FOOD to sustain you and are good for you! They are dairy and gluten free and are a beautiful balance of protein, healthy fats and carbs, the macros we need to fuel our day. A few of these will keep you going longer than you’d think! I found this recipe years ago on the Instagram page of lives_and_forks and modified it slightly to make the batch bigger since the original didn’t yield enough to last more than a day in my house.


Another fun fact about these is you can choose to not bake them at all and eat the dough raw. Either way, they are satisfying and sustaining!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups almond butter (or peanut butter or a combination, almond butter will make them more moist)

1 cup maple syrup

¾ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

2 teaspoon baking soda

2 cups rolled oats

3 cups oat flour

1 cup chocolate chips (I love Enjoy Life brand because they are dairy free and only have 3 ingredients)

Combine the almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Add in oat flour, oats, baking soda until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips. Roll into balls and press onto a parchment paper lined tray and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. I have played with pressing the dough into a 9×13 lined baking dish but I prefer the cookie version.

Store in an airtight container on the counter for a few days (if they last that long) or in the fridge for longer.