COLLAGEN OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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Ever since my eczema came back with a vengeance, I've been reading about ways to heal in a holistic approach.

I knew off the bat a constant stream of steroid cream wasn't going to do. After seeing my current dermatologist and being prescribed, flaxseed oil, fish oil, reishi mushrooms, nettle, and probiotics, I did some digging. 

While there are many triggers of eczema, gut health, or better yet the health of the bacteria in your gut can play a major role. Hence me cutting out gluten and dairy forever (RIP fresh bread and skyrr yogurt, I will always love you). 

Most of the supplements I was prescribed could be taken orally, I was deciding how to have flax oil every day. I love salads, but you know I need to mix it up, so dressing was out. I decided then to give bullet coffee a try, or at least my own version. Each morning I blend up coconut milk or almond milk with 2 shots of espresso (don't judge), a scoop of collagen, MCT oil, flax oil, vanilla powder, and a touch of liquid stevia. And let me tell you- it's been game changing. I'm more alert and don't feel famished from 10 AM - 1 PM like I did previously. 

Curious on how collagen helped my gut?

Gut Health Benefits: Collagen helps to regulate stomach acid secretion, helping to prevent heartburn, stomach ulcers and other digestive conditions caused by an overly acidic environment

- Further Food Collagen contains two amino acids, glycine and proline, that help heal the stomach lining and prevent stress-induced ulcers.

- Collagen helps digestion by holding water in the intestine, helping move food through the GI tract more smoothly

Thanks to Further Food for letting me try their collagen for this recipe!  All opinions are my own.

Servings: Almost 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 scoops of collagen (I used Further Foods)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup oat flour (gf)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips of choice
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Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Combine the sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.
  3. Then add in the cinnamon, eggs, and collagen.
  4. Next fold in the baking powder, baking soda, and oat flour. 
  5. Then mix in the coconut flour and rolled oats.
  6. Lastly, add in the chocolate.e
  7. If your batter isn't firm, let it chill for 30 minutes.
  8. Otherwise taking a heaping spooon of batter and flatten between your hands and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool on baking sheet.
  10. Enjoy! 
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