The best healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies—chewy & delicious, packed with chocolate chips & made with healthy ingredients.
How many healthy oatmeal cookie recipes does one really need? 1? 2? 17? If you’ve been around Beaming Baker for a while, you know that we are all about the healthy oatmeal cookies… and there’s no limit to how many we can have.
I mean, are healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies the same as classic healthy oatmeal cookies or no bake oatmeal raisin cookies? Or, perhaps today’s healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies (aka double chocolate healthy oatmeal chocolate chocolate chip cookies!)?
Is there really any such thing as too many healthy oatmeal cookie recipes? I think not! And if you agree, stick around for today’s most delicious healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies—twice the chocolate, twice the yum.
You ready? Let’s bake this!
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Preheat the Oven
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk the Wet Ingredients
Add all of the wet ingredients to a medium mixing bowl: coconut oil, almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax eggs and vanilla. Whisk it all together until well mixed.
Stir the Dry Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, stir together all of the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, raw cacao powder, baking powder and salt.
Combine the Ingredients
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients. Grab a rubber spatula, then stir and fold all of the ingredients together until you get a cohesive dough. Fold in chocolate chips. There, you’ve just made your healthy chocolate oatmeal cookie dough! Huzzah!
Scoop the Cookie Dough
Grab a medium cookie scoop, then scoop and drop balls of healthy chocolate oatmeal cookie dough onto the baking sheet you prepped earlier. Press chocolate chips into each ball, then use a fork to flatten cookies to desired thickness.
Bake, Cool and Enjoy
Bake for about 14 minutes, then cool and enjoy the best healthy oatmeal chocolate chocolate chip cookies ever!
Healthy Ingredients for Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
Oats & Oat Flour
Oats, and the oat flour made out of just 1 ingredient—oats, are two of my favorite ingredients to use in healthy baking. Oats are fiber-rich (both insoluble and soluble), heart-healthy and packed with nutrients like magnesium, zinc and thiamine. This whole grain has a high content of soluble fiber which keeps you full longer and can reduce the risk of heart disease.
Unsalted, Natural Almond Butter
Make sure to use unsalted, natural almond butter made with just 1 ingredient, almonds, when you make these healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies. Anything else might include added sugars and unhealthy oils.
To make these healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies healthy, I turned to almond butter instead of the usual butter to add a richness and delicious chewiness to these oatmeal cookies. Yay for secretly healthy ingredients!
Raw Cacao Powder
Unsweetened, raw cacao powder is one of the best ingredients to use in healthy chocolate recipes because it’s packed with protein, flavonoids and potassium. Cacao powder can reduce the risk of heart disease, inflammation and diabetes.
Flaxseeds are a superfood that more than lives up to its name, er, category? 😉 Flaxseeds are packed with omega-3 fats, dietary fiber and filling protein. In just one little tablespoon, you can expect 8% of your RDI (recommended daily intake) of vitamin B1, 1,597 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids and nearly 2 grams of fiber. In just 1 tablespoon. Woah!
Here at BB, we use coconut oil (in moderation) in most of our healthy recipes because of its benefits: coconut oil contains healthy fatty acids, which can “encourage your body to burn fat” and “provide quick energy to your body and brain”. Coconut oil can boost heart health and reduce hunger as well.
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Storing and Freezing Your Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Store your healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
You can also freeze your healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Store cookies in a freezer-friendly container. Keep for up to 1-3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about 20 minutes before enjoying.
Double chocolate goodness in the best healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies! Bursting with yummy chocolate chips.
So whaddya think? Can there really be too many healthy oatmeal cookie recipes? Try this one and let me know your answer. 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to chat and bake with me. I hope you and your loved ones enjoy today’s tasty baking adventure! ‘Til the next one…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: the best healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies—chewy & delicious, packed with chocolate chips & made with healthy ingredients.
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup unsalted, natural creamy almond butter
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons golden ground flaxseed + 6 tablespoons warm water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: coconut oil, almond butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax eggs and vanilla.
- In a large bowl, using a rubber spatula, stir together all of the dry ingredients until well-mixed: oats, oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using the spatula, fold and stir until well mixed. Fold in chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared cookie sheet, spread evenly apart. Optionally, press chocolate into the tops of cookies. Using a fork, flatten to desired thickness—they will spread just a bit. Cookie dough will be sticky.
- Bake for 12-16 minutes. Mine took 14 minutes. Place cookie sheet onto a cooling rack—allow cookies to cool on sheet for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer cookies directly onto a cooling rack to cool completely before storing. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks at room temperature. Keep out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources.
Freezing Instructions: Store in a freezer-friendly container. Keep for up to 1-3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about 20 minutes before enjoying.
A Note on Homemade Oat Flour: *If using homemade oat flour, make sure to blend the flour until very fine and sift the flour to remove coarse bits of oats that could create less than ideal results. Store until needed, then measure the amount required for the recipe.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: healthy chocolate oatmeal cookies, healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
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