Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies and WIAW

Happy Wednesday to all!!

It’s another round of “What I Ate Wednesday Tuesday” hosted by the hilariously lovely Jenn over at

The theme this month is perfect and is all about setting a large goal or a few smaller goals and “Falling” into good habits. If you read my post yesterday, then you know that I have a very big goal that I will be working towards, which will be starting next week. I have decided to start the paleo diet on Sunday the 9th and will keep you guys posted along the way.

Look what I bought and enjoyed this morning!! This just screams Fall to me; too bad the weather isn’t being very cooperative.

I’m really trying to enjoy my oats before the paleo diet starts next week……

And nothing goes with pumpkin coffee like pumpkin pie oats! Click here for the recipe.

Snacks throughout the day that were enjoyed…….

Lunch was a salad and pasta. The salad was made up of spinach, shaved brussel sprouts from TJ’s {it was my first time to try these and I loved them}, tomatoes, broccoli, feta, TJ’s everyday seasoning & greek vinigarette. The pasta dish was a pasta carbonara recipe from the most recent Cooking Light magazine. I’m still trying to decide if it’s blog worthy…..I guess if I have to question it, it’s not. But, it was actually tastier today.

And since I’m going to have to kiss this good-bye next week; I have to get my fill in this week. Plus, the kids and I had to do something after school, but before gymnastics to kill time. Not only did we kill time by grabbing some froyo, but I also picked up a Ranger’s T. At the end of the month, we’ll be making an appearance at the game and everyone in my fam has Ranger gear except me. Well, I had to change that!!

Dinner was leftovers from Sunday night; which were fabulous. Brad grilled Greek Turkey Burgers and I roasted cilantro lime corn and made a Greek couscous to go with the burgers. I will be sharing all three recipes with you very soon.

Dessert was these scrumptious little gems.

Do you remember last week, when I posted the link to to check out these almond butter cookies? I told you I was going to be making them and maybe with a little less sugar….well that’s just what I did. Madelyn’s teacher’s b-day was on Monday and Madelyn really wanted to bake her some cookies and I really wanted to give these a try, so we got to baking. These turned out better than I expected. I think they’re going to be my new go-to chocolate chip cookie.

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
Recipe Type: dessert
Author: Kim Lee, adapted from Jenna
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 38
Chewy, hearty, almond buttery, delicious chocolate chip cookies! Kids approved in a BIG way!!
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or xylitol
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups gluten-free oats (or old fashioned)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand.)
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cream together the coconut oil, almond butter, granulated sugar (or xylitol) and brown sugar until well blended. Add vanilla extract and eggs. Keep beating until everything is combined.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to wet ingredients along with chocolate chips. Mix until just combined. Don’t overmix.
  4. Roll small balls of dough and place three inches apart on sheet tray. Do not flatten dough balls. Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffy. Let cool for 5 minutes on sheet tray before transferring to cooling rack to cool completely.


Did you have anything especially yummy yesterday?

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Mine is snickerdoodles, but I’m not too picky when it comes to cookies!


  1. Those cookies look devine, must give them ago with flax eggs!
    Michelle@Peachy Palate Even faster than full time workingMy Profile

    • I think they would work great with flax eggs, as the originial recipe from Jenna calls for flax eggs. I was out of flax, though. Good luck!

  2. Those cookies look amazing!!! and enjoy that fro-yo while you can! It’s one of the few things I actually really crave when I’m Paleo! I’m loving the Pumpkin coffee and pumpkin oats! After seeing the pumpkin on everyone’s blogs this morning I think I might have to go get some pumpkin coffee today!
    Danielle @ clean food creative fitness What I Ate Wednesday!My Profile

  3. Anything with dark chocolate!!! :)

  4. those cookies look fab :)
    Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear PJs, Puppies, and ChocolateMy Profile

  5. Those cookies look amazing!! Yummy looking day!
    Mandy@OrangeAutumn WIAW & A New LookMy Profile

  6. Darn! I was just starting to clean up my diet after a very indulgent memorial day weekend and after seeing your recipe I want to go home and bake cookies! Maybe I will just have to save these for the weekend, we are having friends over on Saturday night and I know the cookies will be a hit with the kids! Good luck with your Paleo challenge, I dont’ think I am ready to take the plunge yet.
    Stephanie @ Food and Fitness 4 Real Steel Cut Oats with Cinnamon ApplesMy Profile

  7. Gimme coookies!
    Amanda What I Ate Wednesday #6My Profile

  8. Those pumpkin pie oats look divine! Love the fall theme:) I couldn’t agree more with you “getting in the fresh fruit while you can”!
    Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition WIAW- Best of the BestMy Profile

    • Can you tell I’m slightly ready for Fall? ;) I think I have a pretty good excuse considering, here in Texas the high was over 100 degrees.

  9. those cookies look unreal :) YUM!
    Anne@LoveMintChocolateChip WIAW: {Pictures from the Weekend and Ready for a Routine}My Profile

  10. I don’t usually like oats in my cookies but this one looks fantastic!
    Julie WIAW: Habits cultivatedMy Profile

  11. I’m dying over those cookies. Seriously. Heart attack. They look soooo perfect! Can’t wait for the greek turkey burger recipe!
    Sloane September Goals!My Profile

  12. Just made these cookies this morning and they turned out great! I ran out of almond butter so I subbed 1/4 cup of it with sunflower seed butter. Thanks for the recipe. I love reading your blog!:-)

  13. Alright, those cookies have me drooling!!!! –please share the pasta recipe too :)
    Jessie Don’t mind me…My Profile

  14. Gonna have to make those cookies!! Thanks for the recipe!


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