healthy chocolate oat cookies

Healthy Double Chocolate Oat Cookies 

Makes 12 cookies 

1 1/2 cups rolled oats 

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

8 stevia packets or about 2 1/2 teaspoons (I used Trader Joe's brand) 

1/2 cup applesauce or pureed banana (the applesauce in not noticeable, the banana is) 

1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

1 tablespoon agave 

3 tablespoons chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. 

Pulse oats, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and stevia in a food processor or blender until oats are blended to your desired fineness.  You can leave them almost whole, or blend them until finely ground. Add applesauce, yogurt, vanilla and agave and pulse again until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. 

Drop dough by the tablespoonful onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool slightly. Cookies are best when they are still a little warm and chips are melty.