Copycat: Goji And Chocolate Chip Oaties

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Have you entered this giveaway yet? If you haven’t, you should.

But even if you don’t win, here’s a recipe to make you feel like a winner. These are my favorite cookies to make. They’re easy, delicious, and use normal, healthy ingredients you can feel good about eating any day. And because it’s so adjustable, I knew I could make it feel more like a Goji Gourmet cookie.

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For the copycat, I used signature ingredients from the Goji Gourmet line including goji berries, chocolate chips, oatmeal, and almonds in the form of almond butter. You can certainly adjust the mix-ins in the batter, though chocolate chips never disappoint.

Goji And Chocolate Chip Oaties(adapted from this recipe)

Ingredients(Makes 24 cookies):

  • 2 cups oatmeal, divided

  • 3/4 cup almond butter

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup water Omitted because my batter was wet enough

  • 1 (large)banana, mashed

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips(let’s just say I used more)

  • 1/4 cup goji berries

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Take 1 cup of oatmeal and process it in a food processor until it’s been turned into a flour. Add all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix until the batter has come together. Chill the dough for 10-20 minutes.

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Preheat an oven to 325 degrees. When the dough is cold, break off chunks and roll them into 1-inch dough balls. Place the balls on lined baking trays and bake for 25-30 minutes until they’re firm to the touch.

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I hesitate to call any dessert “healthy”, but with whole grains, dried fruit, and healthy fats from the nut butter, these certainly won’t break any New Years resolutions.

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26 Responses to Copycat: Goji And Chocolate Chip Oaties
  1. brandi
    January 12, 2011 | 10:13 am

    those oaties look SO good! So thick and fluffy.

  2. Caroline
    January 12, 2011 | 10:33 am

    If not healthy…MUCH healthier than any old chocolate chip cookie. 🙂 They look delicious! I love oatmeal in cookies!

  3. christina
    January 12, 2011 | 10:45 am

    these are colorful and healthy! i need some! 🙂

  4. melissa @ the delicate place
    January 12, 2011 | 11:05 am

    nom. i would totally call those healthy if you subbed applesauce in for the sugar. heck they are still pretty healthy even with the sugar for a cookie!

  5. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 12, 2011 | 11:21 am

    Those look really great! I love oat cookies. Nomsss

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    January 12, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    Hey, I think these look VERY healthy! And delicious!

  7. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen
    January 12, 2011 | 12:31 pm

    I have never made a healthy cookie in my life…but I think I will start with these 🙂

  8. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 12, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    Goji berries scare for some reason, like I already have it in my head that they are sour like cranberries. Are they?

    • Wannabe Chef
      January 12, 2011 | 2:29 pm

      No, not at all. They’re kind of like raisins except a little dryer and taste more like a strawberry

      • Christin@purplebirdblog
        January 12, 2011 | 2:30 pm

        Well, shoot. In that case I need to get some right away!! 🙂

  9. blackbookkitchendiaries
    January 12, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    this cookie looks so delicious! cant wait to try this out.

  10. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 12, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Mmm those look delicious! I love the addition of the goji berries 😉

  11. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 12, 2011 | 3:13 pm

    Evan these look awesome and I love the cookie batter mixture…GF, Vegan, no egg replacer, no crazy GF flour substitutes…seriously thank you!

    That’s how i start off most my baked goods too…oats, a banana, and then I see where it takes me.

    I’d love to have one of these right now! 🙂

  12. Salah (My Healthiest LIfestyle)
    January 12, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    I’ll take some oaties 🙂

  13. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 12, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    I’ve never had a goji berry before, but I’m pretty sure these would be delicious!

  14. Hannah
    January 12, 2011 | 7:19 pm

    Ooh ooh ooh ooh! Almond butter! And chocolate chips! And hyped-as-healthy gojis! What a wonderful recipe… if only all copycatting made me this happy 😉

  15. Ela
    January 12, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    Love this! Thanks so much for sharing! I can’t do oats, but most of my baking pleasure is fixing for others anyway, and my husband’s daughter can do oats but not gluten. So simple, straightforward, and somewhat healthy too! I’ll save raves until I’ve tried making them, but the fact that I definitely intend to do so is a rave in itself!

  16. Ashlee (ashandlewplus2.com)
    January 12, 2011 | 9:44 pm

    So How healthy are these cookies? I would love to give them a try.. I hope all is going well. Have a great day
    Lew

  17. Kristen
    January 12, 2011 | 10:16 pm

    Any cookie with as many good things going for them as these do has to be a better thing to serve. My kids don’t care about what’s in it as long as it’s sweet.

  18. Corey @ the runner's cookie
    January 12, 2011 | 10:57 pm

    I would call these healthy cookies! They look delicious. I need to not be so lazy and process some of my oats when I make oatmeal cookies.

  19. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    January 13, 2011 | 12:14 am

    So cute (and tasty I’m sure!) They look like itty-bitty scones!

  20. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 13, 2011 | 12:45 am

    Those sound delicious! And I say, if it has almond butter or oats.. it’s healthy. Humor me here.

  21. Wendy (Healthy Girls Kitchen)
    January 13, 2011 | 9:11 pm

    Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I’m so adding goji berries to my next batch of “healthy” cookies! I love that idea. Looking forward to more inspiration from you in my e-mail inbox!

  22. Zenobia
    January 17, 2011 | 8:12 am

    Oh my god! These cookies look absolutely gorgeous! I love the third pic from the top…so comforting!

    BTW, what whole foods recipe were you referring to when you commented on my blog?

  23. Zenobia
    January 17, 2011 | 9:39 pm

    Thanks Evan. Quite a simple recipe to make.