Chocolate Nut Cookies are perfect for any celebration! Not only are they scrumptious, but they are packed with lots of great, healthy ingredients. These cookies will not only be a yummy treat, but will help to keep you on track!
Eating nuts may help reduce risk factors for many chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. Nuts are a great source of healthy fats and promotes healthy cholesterol levels. Almonds have been shown to reduce inflammation in people with type 2 diabetes. Walnuts appear to improve a number of heart disease risk factors, which may be due to their high content of ALA and other nutrients. Cashews improve blood pressure in people with metabolic syndrome. Any nut you choose, you will gain amazing nutritional benefits that will help you achieve optimal health!
Chocolate Nut Cookies are great for kids lunch boxes, or a nice snack throughout your work day.
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup wholemeal flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup dark chocolate chips or carob chips
½ cup sultanas
½ cup chopped nuts of your choice
½ cup canola oil
1 tbsp ground linseed
3 tbsp water
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 170C
Measure first 7 ingredients into a large bowl and stir to combine
Place oil, linseed, water, vanilla and sugar in food processor and whiz until pale and creamy. Pour onto dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined
Form into walnut-sized balls and press onto an oil-sprayed tray
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Enjoy!
Makes 24 chocolate nut cookies
Energy 529 kJ (126 Cal)
Protein 2g (7%)
Carbohydrates 13g (43%)
Fat 7g (50%)
More sweet treats: Pomegranate and dark chocolate bark