Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips
Servings: 16 cookies
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips, egg-free and oil-free. Made with almond butter, almond flour, oats, and Medjool dates. Moist, soft, and delicious.
- 10 Medjool dates pitted
- 3 tablespoons ground flax
- 1/2 cup almond milk unsweetened
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour add up to 1/4 cup more if dough is too wet
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup almond butter no added sugar or oil
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips dairy-free
- 1/2 cup almonds chopped
- 1/2 cup raisins can sub dried cranberries or dried cherries
Preheat oven to 350°
Pit 10 Medjool dates and soak in hot water for about 30 minutes or until softened. While dates are soaking, prep other ingredients.
Stir ground flax seed into almond milk and let sit for 5-10 minutes. It will thicken as is it standing.
MIx dry ingredients into medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
When dates have soaked and flax mixture has thickened, pour into a high-speed blender or food processor along with almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Process for about 3 minutes or until dates are mostly blended in.
Pour wet ingredients into the bowl with dry ingredients.
Stir in chocolate chips, chopped almonds, and raisins.
The dough will be sticky and soft. If it is too liquidy to form into a soft ball, add in up to 1/4 cup almond flour.
Form soft balls with scoop or spoon and put on parchment paper. Flatten slightly. Cookies will not flatten or spread in the oven. Cook up to 8 cookies at a time.
Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cookies will be a little crunchier if baked for 14 minutes.
After cookies have baked, let cool on pan before handling or they will fall apart.
Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1.6mg