Clean Oatmeal Cookies

I used this recipe as a way to experiment with two new items I’ve been waiting to try: raw cane sugar and chia seeds. I wanted to make a clean cookie and I figured the simplest to start with would be an oatmeal cookie. I used this recipe as a starting point and substituted as necessary to clean the recipe up.

Combine:

1 stick salted organic butter
1/2 cup raw cane sugar

Add:

1/2 cup 100% pure maple syrup
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
1 egg
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup milled chia seeds (optional)

Mix all ingredients well. I refrigerated the dough for about 30 minutes in an attempt to avoid this disaster, then rolled them into small balls and popped them into the oven at 325 for about 15 minutes.

 
I suspect in any other oven they would need to cook for much shorter, but we have a funky old oven that seems to take forever to cook anything.
 
 
Finally, success! 
 
I actually made half of the batch with chia seeds and half without. The batch without are sweeter. I actually prefer the ones with chia seeds, because they are slightly less sweet. You can’t argue with getting a little added nutrition in your dessert!
 
I thought they were delicious, let me know what you think. 
 
 
**Update 3/19** I made a batch replacing half the butter with 1/2 cup of unsweetened organic applesauce. It gave the cookies an apple-cinnamon taste and made them a lot softer and moister. 
 
 

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