Recipe: Gluten-Free Collagen Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whoever said “beauty is pain” didn’t know what they were talking about – with this recipe and all the health benefits of collagen, beauty is a pleasure!

These tasty little treats are packed with the clean protein, healthy fats, filling fiber, and antioxidants you need to look and feel your best. And they do it without the eggs, dairy, gluten, or added sugars in most cookie recipes!

Despite what those anti-aging cream commercials would have you believe, a glowing complexion actually starts from the inside out. Collagen is the main structural component of your skin, and it’s a big part of preventing wrinkles and keeping your skin tone even.

Collagen is also key to building strong bones and muscles, as well as maintaining healthy cartilage and joints. As you age and your natural collagen production slows, it’s important to supplement in your diet!

And what better way to boost your collagen than a batch of chewy oatmeal cookies? Just be sure you use a collagen product that’s odorless and flavorless. (Our Complete Beauty Collagen fits the bill!) Sneak it in along with rich dark chocolate chips and chewy oats… you can indulge yourself and feel good about it.

You can easily switch things up in this recipe by taking your pick of almond or cashew butter, or use sunflower seed butter if you’re nut-free. And no worries about the chocolate chips – dark chocolate has some amazing health benefits of its own.

Unsweetened coconut flakes and chopped walnuts or pecans also make great additions, both for texture and nutrition. Just stay away from dried fruit like raisins, since the drying process concentrates the fructose, which can stop fat-burning in its tracks.

Pro tip: If you find the dough difficult to work with, just pop it into the fridge for 15 minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture.

Gluten-Free Collagen Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  

May 13, 2019

Have some cookies! With the collagen protein, healthy fats, and filling fiber in this scrumptious gluten-free recipe, you can indulge and feel good about it.

  • Yields: 24 2-inch cookies

Ingredients

2 scoops JJ Virgin Complete Beauty Collagen Powder*

1/2 cups all-natural no-sugar-added unsalted nut or seed butter

2 tbsp ground flaxseed

6 tbsp water

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp JJ Virgin Sprinkles,* stevia, or powdered monk fruit

3 tbsp coconut flour

1/2 cup organic gluten-free rolled oats (not quick-cook oats or instant oatmeal)

1 cup stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips (like Lily’s)

1/2 cup chopped nuts or dried unsweetened coconut flakes (optional)

Directions

1Preheat oven to 350F.

2In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together JJ Virgin Complete Beauty Collagen, JJ Virgin Sprinkles, baking powder, sea salt, coconut flour, and rolled oats.

3In a separate mixing bowl, stir together ground flaxseed and water until well-combined; add nut or seed butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and mix again thoroughly.

4Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until evenly combined.

5Mix in chocolate chips and nuts or coconut if using.

6Using a teaspoon, drop dough onto an ungreased, parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

7Place baking sheet in oven for 12-15 minutes.

8Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before transferring from baking sheet to cooling rack.

9Leftover cookies (if there are any!) can be stored in a covered container at room temperature for up to 3 days or tightly wrapped and frozen for up to one month.

*Find out more about JJ Virgin Complete Beauty Collagen and JJ Virgin Sprinkles in our store, including FAQs and why our shakes are better than all the rest…

Want more delicious, nutritious recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.

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