Choc-Oat Chip Chewies

Hi! I’m Rachel from Family Ever After. I have a little boy who is intolerant to dairy, so I am always looking for, creating, or adapting recipes to suit him. Often times, I end up changing other ingredients to make the recipe just a tad healthier. (In this case, I used whole wheat flour in place of white flour). I may have come up with a new family favorite. These Choc-Oat Chip Chewies were a hit! I discovered what makes a chocolate chip cookie extra divine is the chocolate. Since Ghiradhelli chips are dairy free (at least that’s what I gathered), I splurged and bought them. I don’t think I can ever go back to the store brand cheap kind! In case you don’t have any allergies to dairy, you could totally make these with regular butter and milk. They would probably taste even better than mine! If you make these… enjoy!
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup dairy free butter substitute
1/4 cup coconut or almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups Ghiradhelli chocoate chips (dairy free)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Beat sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla, then add egg.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
4. Bake 8-10 minutes.
Here I am getting all set up to grind my wheat for the first time. It was SO easy and very fun for my kids, they loved pouring in the wheat berries!
 Here’s the picture of my ingredients. Notice my bag of freshly ground whole wheat flour! Using it makes me feel so domestic and healthy, even when making cookies!

About Rach @ Family Ever After

Hi! I am Rachel Howard, and I have a blog called Family Ever After, where I talk about things I cook, sew, craft, garden, activities with my kids, and more. My husband and I both grew up in South Dakota. I majored in Family and Consumer Science Education at Brigham Young University, and then taught middle school sewing and foods for one year, before making the leap into motherhood. We now have 3 kids, and I love to cook for them. They help me in the kitchen daily, and I am very passionate about cooking healthy and tasty food, with whole ingredients. I love The Wondermill Company!

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience:
One of the main reasons I write a blog is because it gives me incredible opportunities to work with companies like The Wonder Mill Company. I literally have had "wheat grinder" written on my Christmas and Birthday list for the last 3 years, so you can imagine my excitement when I was given a mill to try out and review. The day it came in the mail really did feel like Christmas! I knew that I would like it, but actually, I love it! It will grind so much more than just wheat, which I had no idea was possible! My kids all love helping to pour the wheat berries slowly into the grinder. We had fun talks about what was taking place, and why we grind our own wheat. Freshly ground wheat is healthy, and the ability to store and use your own wheat is amazing. I loved coming up with recipes for this challenge, and although I could think of a million cookie recipes with whole wheat, I was actually able to come up with healthy breakfast and dinner ideas too! I am so grateful to have had this experience!

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11 Responses to Choc-Oat Chip Chewies

  1. Angie says:

    Oh my, these look so wonderful! I will have to make them next time my MIL comes to visit (or maybe tomorrow for myself)!

  2. These look fabulous! Pinning and can’t wait to try.

  3. Lolly Jane says:

    These look amazing! Pinned and tweeted! Go Rachel! XO

  4. Samantha L says:

    These look so yummy! I definitely have to try them! Do you happen to know the calorie count?

  5. Crystal says:

    Yum! These look amazing! :)

  6. Michelle says:

    I’m with you – I have a daughter who has a dairy allergy, so we get creative with our recipes, too. I LOVE the idea of grinding your own flour. I made bread myself (because eww, do you see all the ingredients they tend to have when you buy it?) and go through shhhh 25 pound bags of flour regularly. In fact, I just bought another one yesterday. I am so intrigued by the idea of grinding my own wheat. I don’t know why I never thought of that. Definitely going to follow up on that idea! And these cookies? They look awesome (PS the Callebaut dark chocolate is also dairy free and SO good)

  7. Laura Lane says:

    Love my whispermill

  8. Ruth Anderson says:

    These look so good ,can’t wait to try.

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