Orange ginger oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (wheat free, gluten free)

While oat week is officially over, I just had to share one more recipe from my oat week experiments. I had some trouble making a cookie that was not either rock hard or really bitter thanks to the baking soda. After finding this wonderful exposé on the gluten-free leavening agents necessary for successful baking, I did a few more tests, and voila! I finally ended up with with tasty, hard on the outside, chewy on the inside, wheat free cookies!
But wait! Sin of all sins, how can cookies be healthy for your heart? Well if there’s no added wheat, and no added sugar, you have some leeway to add in some heart healthy dark chocolate chips! These are one of my favourite ways to feel slightly naughty (there is often a small amount of sugar in dark choc chips unless you find some made with either Agave syrup, or Stevia), without the next day food-regret-hangover.
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Orange ginger oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (wheat free, gluten free)

I finally ended up with with tasty, hard on the outside, chewy on the inside, wheat free cookies!
Course Healthy Snacks
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nutrient Rich, Refined Sugar Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 12
Author Laura Livesey

Ingredients

Dry

  • 1.5 cups of oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp stevia note - if you don't have stevia sweetener, then add more agave syrup, honey or dates, and also add a few extra rolled oats when you add the oats at the end to account for the extra liquid).
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne