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These delicious chocolate chip cookies have a twist - strawberries! Honestly, I would never think to add fresh strawberries to a cookie recipe.
Muffins yes, but cookies!?! It just never occurred to me until Vienna came to me and said "Mommy let's make strawberry cookies!" So I followed her lead and wow, these came out great. This recipe is a keeper!
I think you'll appreciate that these cookies have no eggs, nuts or gluten. I know from reading your comments that many of you appreciate egg-free recipes and with the kids back to school next week (at least in our neck of the woods), having an easy, super yummy cookie recipe that's school safe is always welcome! Am I right?
These cookies are...
I've included substitutions should you decide to alter the sweetness. The key is to know your audience. If it's just for my immediate family, than I will put less maple syrup in. Your call!
If you're new to using oat flour, you can easily find it in the natural foods section of the grocery store. Having no luck with that? No problem. Place a few cups of raw oats into your food processor or blender and blitz until you have a flour texture. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of oat flour. You'll be like a pioneer! Well maybe not exactly like a pioneer would but you've got the tools, so you might as well use them. If you've got leftover oat flour, then you've gotta make these Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies.
These cookies are more chewy than crunchy and the hit of strawberries are such a nice surprise surrounded by the chocolate chips.
Feel free to increase the number of chocolate chips. I use the Lily's brand which are sweetened with stevia so I feel good that these cookies are not sugar bombs. Also, I use monkfruit more often in baking than coconut sugar nowadays because it's lower on the glycemic index and I love the flavour.
Here's the recipe. It makes 18 cookies. Watch how to make it on Instagram here.
Makes 18 cookies. *Cut the maple syrup in half and use 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup maple syrup instead.
I would suggest putting them in the fridge once they've fully cooled since they contain fresh strawberries but they'll be totally fine in your lunch bag, or your child's lunchbox. They freeze really well too!
Be sure to tag me on instagram if you make them. I always love seeing your creations!