These Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are warm, gooey, and so delicious! They are loaded with oats, coconut, and chocolate chips and finished off with just a touch of sea salt.
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The best kinds of desserts are the ones you can eat for breakfast, as a mid-morning snack, as an afternoon snack, for dessert, (and maybe even for a late-night snack too), and not feel bad about it at all. These healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are that dessert. They are SO yummy, SUPER easy to make, and secretly healthy. Trust me. You need these in your life!
For other secretly healthy treats, check out my 16 Easy Healthy Make Ahead Dessert Recipes.
- Flaxseed Meal and Water – or “flax egg.” Flax meal and water bind together and act as an egg substitute.
- Coconut Oil – the butter replacement.
- Brown Sugar – adds a rich, molasses-y flavor to the cookies.
- Vanilla Extract – gives more flavor and depth while also bringing out the richness of the brown sugar.
- Old-Fashioned Oats – ground up, these act as flour in the cookie and whole, they help to bulk up the dough.
- Shredded Coconut – provides the cookie with more texture and volume.
- Baking Soda – gives a little lift.
- Cinnamon – for a hint of sweet spiciness.
- Salt – brings out the other flavors within the cookie.
- Dark Chocolate Chips – add bulk and that chocolate-y sweetness we all know and love.
- Maldon Sea Salt – rounds out the sweetness of the cookie with a sharp, salty finish.
How to make healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
These healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are super easy to make and taste SO yummy!
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flaxseed meal and water. Let sit.
- Add in all other ingredients.
- Use a small cookie scoop to place the dough on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat.
- Bake and devour!
Only four, super simple super steps and you’ve whipped up a delicious, healthy treat you can enjoy any time of the day!
How to make a flax egg
A flax egg is, of course, not really an egg but is often used in “eggless” baking to act as a binder. When flaxseed meal is mixed with water, usually at a 1:3 ratio, it forms a gooey, gel-like texture which works great to bind together the ingredients in whatever you’re baking—in this case, cookies!
- Mix 2 tbsps flaxseed meal with 6 tbsps water to make two “eggs.”
- Let sit for 10 minutes.
You’ll notice the texture starting to form as the flaxseed meal starts to soak up the water.
And that’s it! Super simple and super easy!
How to store your healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, in the fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for up to three months. To get that fresh-baked taste and texture back, simply pop the cookies in the microwave until heated through!
Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Small Cookie Scoop
- 2 tbsps flaxseed meal
- 6 tbsps water
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups ground oats
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips/chunks
- Maldon sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat.
In a large bowl, mix together flaxseed meal and water. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Stir in the coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla.
Stir in the ground oats, old fashioned oats, coconut, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are cooked to your liking.
Sprinkle with sea salt.
Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.