A Healthy & Wholesome Pizookie
What on a earth is a pizookie? I had the same question when my son asked me to make one a week into the shutdown. He whipped out his phone and pulled up a photo of a chocolate chip skillet cookie heaped with multiple scoops of vanilla ice-cream.
Oh. Pizza + Cookie = Pizookie. Got it.
I think chocolate chip skillet cookie is more clear, but pizookie definitely sounds more fun. And because we definitely needed some fun, I made one. And then another. And another. My tall, athletic 13-year-old can eat all the pizookie he craves, but I needed to come up with a healthier version for myself.
So I did. Because we all need a healthy chocolate chip skillet cookie right about now.
Oat & Coconut Flour Pizookie
To make this a skillet cookie I could I slashed the sugar and reached for a combination of oats and coconut flour to replace the traditional all-purpose wheat flour. Further, I made my rendition of this skillet sweet:
How to Make it
The first step is to grind 1 cup of oats in a food processor. Pulse the oats until they resemble a relatively fine flour.
The second step? Add everything else–coconut flour, nut butter, water, vanilla, flaxseed meal, baking soda, a smidge of salt and some vanilla–except for the chocolate chips and pulse until completely blended.
Add 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips and pulse to combine. I prefer miniature chocolate chips (it’s easier to distribute a small amount through the cookie dough), but regular chocolate chips are fine, too.
Next, spread the cookie dough into a sprayed or lightly oiled 6-inch (15 cm) cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with the remaining two tablespoon of chocolate chips.
Finally, bake in a preheated 350F (175C) oven for 20 to 23 minute until golden brown and the center is set.
Allow the cookie to cool for about 5 minutes in the skillet before serving. Serve the pizookie warm or cool completely. It is sweet satisfaction either way!
You can definitely enjoy a slice for breakfast or a snack on the go. Let me rephrase that: I have definitely enjoyed slices for breakfast and snacks on the go. These days, on the go means from the kitchen to my office. Sometimes, the living room :).
I encourage you to do the same.
Stay safe and well, friends, and Happy Baking!