I admit- I’ve gone coconut crazy. Extremely crazy to be exact. I’ve been putting it on EVERYTHING you can possibly put it on- oatmeal, pancakes, cookies, greek yogurt. You name it and I’ve probably done it. But what’s so amazing about coconut? Coconut is not only an amazing food for your overall health, but it even has beauty benefits!
Lets start with coconut oil, which has so many uses. Coconut oil is one of the many healthy fats in our supermarkets. While many people believe saturated fats can harm your heart, coconut oil actually is beneficial for it due to its lauric acid, which can help common problems like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Besides the heart, it can be an aid for weight loss. Coconut oil helps your metabolism speed up by removing stress on the pancreas, which then allows the body to burn more energy. If you have dry skin problems, coconut oil can actually be used as a moisturizer- this also helps with saving money, as your not constantly buying moisturizer (we’ve all been there). So, with that being sad, go pick up some coconut oil at your local store! Even using a tbsp of it over non stick spray for cooking something will have loads of benefits.
Now, lets talk about coconut milk. it has a rep for being the fattiest milk out there, but it also provides a ton of health benefits. Vitamins like C, E, and B are overflowing in the milk. C and E are vital for boosting your immune system, while B provides energy for your body. It also provides iron for your body, as well as potassium. There are also many antioxidants in coconut milk. This milk helps prevent free radicals, which are often found in the development of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. While I love almond milk, I’ve discovered that subbing it for coconut milk has many benefits to my body, and I recommend you give it a try. Lastly, lets get on into the recipe. These coconut oatmeal cookies are single serving (!) and healthy (!!!!!!!)
INGREDIENTS (serves one): 2/3 oats
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp coconut extract (or vanilla, but the coconut adds a great taste)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
HOW TO: In a large bowl, combine all your ingredients and mix well. Form the mixture into cookies of size (I made five big ones) and place onto a cooking sheet. Place in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for thirty minutes. Once done, remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy! I like to have some fruit on the side with mine, but you can eat these on their own if you want, or save a few and crumble up as granola for your next yogurt parfait (highly recommend).
Never Miss a Recipe!
Subscribe for recipe updates, bonus content, and more goods!