These soft, gooey, and golden brown oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and secretly healthy! They have crispy edges and a chewy chocolaty center that makes them the best gluten-free cookies on the block!
Not going to lie, this cookie recipe is near and dear to my heart because MAN did it take a while to perfect. I’m talking 6 - 7 batches over the course of 3 months. I’d try the recipe out 2 or 3 times at once, get frustrated, and then pick it up again the following month. Just when I thought the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie didn’t exist, magic happened and we ended up with these beauties.
What You Need to Make the BEST Gluten-Free Oatmeal Cookies
Rolled Oats and Oat Flour
The combination of both big, thick rolled oats and oat flour create the perfect cookie. The oats provide that crunch an oatmeal cookie should have while the oat flour gives the cookie the moisture it needs to be super soft
Coconut Sugar and Maple Syrup
The coconut sugar adds those little sweet crystals to the batter. While the maple syrup sweetens things up just a tad bit more while also giving the batter some extra moisture. The two together are a match made in heaven when it comes to the perfect cookie batter
We want these cookies to have those nice crispy edges. Baking soda ensures each cookie will have a soft, chewy center with golden brown edges
Is it even a question when it comes to raisins vs chocolate chips in an oatmeal cookie? Chocolate chips win in my book every time. The chocolate chips melt perfectly into each cookie and make the ultimate accompaniment to these crunchy cookies
Make them Vegan
You can easily make these cookies plant-based by swapping out the eggs for 2 flax eggs. Simply mix together 2 tablespoon flax seeds with 5 tablespoon water and set aside. The mixture will “jell” up within 3 - 5 minutes and then it’s ready to me mixed into the batter
No coconut sugar?
If you don’t have coconut sugar, increase the maple syrup amount to ½ cup and these cookies will taste just as sweet and delicious!
Switch up the add-ins
Not a fan of chocolate chips? I can’t relate but you can definitely mix things up with adding in chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even some M&Ms!
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Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- In a bowl, whisk together the oats, oar flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt until well combined; set aside
- Mix the eggs, vanilla, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a separate bowl
- Slowly fold the flour mixture into the bowl with the eggs, stir until no flour clumps remain
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a baking sheet greased with oil or lined with parchment paper. Pat down each scoop to form a hockey puck-like shape
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the edges turn golden brown