Chocolate Chip And Chia Seed Oatmeal Wedges

 I've jumped on the chia seed bandwagon recently, and I'm so glad to be on board! Did you know that chia seeds have a nice nutty flavor and a pleasant little crunch? They are also an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids and they can help reduce inflammation, enhance cognitive performance and reduce high cholesterol.

Chocolate Chip and Chia Seed Cookie Recipe



These little guys known as chia seeds pack quite a healthy punch and are so much more than those cheesy little holiday gifts that grew sprouts on top of a little clay head. Cha, cha, cha, chia!


Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants which help to protect the body from aging and cancer as well as acting as a hunger suppressant since they help you to feel fuller, longer. Therefore if that's not enough reason to make you jump on the chia seed band wagon with me...I don't know what will! By mixing chia seeds in with to some of your favorite foods, you'll reap all the health benefits they have to offer, but you won't be sacrificing any of the flavor you love (e.g. chocolate chip cookie wedges). Trust me.

(I adapted this recipe from one I found in Cooking Light magazine, April 2013 edition.)

CHOCOLATE CHIP AND CHIA SEED OATMEAL WEDGES         {PRINT THIS RECIPE}
Servings:  8    Prep time: 5 minutes        Bake time: 15 minutes

1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons peanut butter chips
2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons chia seeds

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Prepare a 9" glass pie pan by spraying with baking spray.

-In a medium size bowl, mix all the ingredients well, using a wooden spoon.

-Spoon the batter into the prepared pie pan and spread the batter evenly in the pan.

-Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the cookie is nicely golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

-Cool on a wire rack and cut into wedges to serve.


     Now I suggest you go and pour yourself a nice big glass of milk to go along with your cookie! Ahhhhhh :)

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