You'd-Never-Know-It cookies

These are a great tasting and healthy choc chip cookie. I use real chocolate (70% cocoa) in my baking! Makes 30-36 cookies:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips - use 70% chocolate broken into small chunks
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup real maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 180C (or 160C if using fan bake)

Measure the oats in a food processor fitted with the chopping blade and process till they resemble coarse flour. Transfer the oats to a large bowl and add all the dry ingredients (make sure there are no lumps in the baking soda). Stir to combine.

Put the oil, egg, maple syrup or sugar in the food processor and process till pale and creamy looking. add the vanilla and process again to mix.

Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and stir till combined.

Spoon walnut-sized piles or the mixture on to baking paper-lined trays, leaving a few centimetres between each to allow spreading as they cook.

Bake for 10-12 minutes till golden brown.

Cool and store in an airtight container.