Need an allergy-friendly chocolate chip cookie that is still healthy and delicious? These perfect little chocolate chip cookies are made with whole grain oats and oat flour and are reminiscent of my favorite homemade granola bars. I re-made an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, lowered the calories, and made the recipe allergy friendly to boot (but still mouth-watering!).
I LOVE cookies, so I have to watch how much I bake or I end up eating too many (cookies = temptation for me!). This batch is the perfect size for our family: we don’t end up with too many cookies but we can still have healthy treats in moderation.
Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
Makes @ 2 dozen cookies
Free of: gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, cane sugar, corn
3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup gluten-free oat flour
1/4 cup ground chia seed
3 Tablespoons Truvia (or powdered Stevia) *
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey (I used thick, raw, unfiltered honey)
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium sized bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, ground chia seed, Truvia, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the oil, the honey, and the vanilla. Mix well. Add the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix well. Allow the cookie dough to rest a few minutes to let the liquids absorb into the flour.
- Using a measuring Tablespoon, scoop level Tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the cookies are golden color and set. Let cookies rest on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. These taste best when they have cooled. Enjoy!
* Truvia is Stevia mixed with erythritol, a naturally derived sugar alcohol. It tastes better than straight Stevia, but you can use Stevia if you don’t want sugar alcohols in your cookies.
Note: If you prefer a fluffier, cakier cookie, add the following ingredients to the above recipe:
1 medium ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup gf oat flour (to make a total 1-1/4 cups flour)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Recipe adapted from Bev’s Chocolate Chip Cookies from Eating Well.com