These healthier oatmeal cookies are made with whole wheat flour and oats. They’re just as delicious as your favorite chewy oatmeal cookies, but with healthier ingredients!
Let’s be honest here. These oatmeal cookies are cookies. Yes, they’re made with oatmeal. Yes, they have lots of healthy fats in them. But… they’re still cookies. These healthier oatmeal cookies are delicious, and they’re better for you than a lot of other desserts. So let’s call it even.
I love to bake when I need to de-stress and clear my head from the zillions of e-mails and lines on my to-do list. Nothing calms me down like throwing on an apron and making a mess. So I spied the giant bag of oats sitting in my cabinet and went to work. I definitely needed something with a little chocolate, but I tried to keep this light, while still making it delicious.
Tips for healthier oatmeal cookies
- I like using coconut sugar because it’s a little less refined, but it’s still sugar. If you want to swap in brown sugar, that’s totally fine.
- Any chocolate chips are delicious but I like using dark chocolate chips because it gives you a richer flavor. Semi-sweet is tasty as well!
- I bake my cookies on parchment paper because I don’t want to worry about them sticking to the pan. If you don’t use parchment paper, make sure you use a nonstick baking tray.
Healthier Oatmeal Cookies
These oatmeal cookies are a healthier twist on a classic, made whole wheat flour and whole grain oats!
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Yield: 9
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Cookies
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup whole grain oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Combine the sugar, oil, egg white, and vanilla together.
- Then add in the salt, baking soda, oats and flour and mix until combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop in rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. I usually make about 10 medium sized cookies.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Let cool slightly, then transfer from the baking sheet to a cooling rack.
This makes a small batch of cookies, usually between 8-10 depending on the size of the cookies. You can double this recipe if you want to make a bigger batch!
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These are so deliciously chewy. Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies might be my favorite cookie ever.
Dig in, and remind yourself that while you’re eating a cookie, you’re also eating whole grains and all that.
Looking for another healthier cookie recipe? These peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites!
What’s your favorite type of cookie?
This post was originally published in November 2013. Updated July 2018.