Healthy Oatmeal Scotchies

June 11, 2015

For the most part, I don't eat sweets - even though I love to bake. (Crazy, I know!) But ever since I started making Taylor's Blondies, I love having a little sweet treat every once in a while. I am certainly not bored with those tasty bars, but I decided to put my baking skills to the test to see what kind of of healthy sweet treats I could come up with. Plus, it's way past time that I share a recipe on here! I can't just hoard them on Instagram...


Oatmeal Scotchies are my faaavorite cookie. I remember my mom making them a lot and everyone else loved them, too. They totally bring me back to those days... it's just something about butterscotch and ooey gooey cookies baked perfectly. (NOT crunchy, ew.) I decided to try to recreate my favorite cookie recipe - but with a healthy twist. These babies are made with chick peas! Yep. Kind of weird, but trust me they taste just like the real thing.






Healthy Oatmeal Scotchies

Ingredients:

1 (15oz.) can of chick peas
1/3 c. honey
1/4 c. peanut butter (you can also use whipped peanut butter)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. old-fashioned oats
4 tbsp. butterscotch chips (plus a few extra for topping)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Drain and rinse chick peas
3. Add to a food processor and blend well
4. Add other ingredients (except the oats and butterscotch chips) and blend together
5. Transfer to a bowl; fold in the oats and butterscotch chips
6. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 pan (I use a cooking spray that has a little flour in it) and spread evenly
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes; let the pan cool completely before cutting

Note: I baked them for 15 minutes and, while they are still good, they could've been cooked just a teeny bit more.

Enjoy!

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