These Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies are the perfect combination of a classic chocolate chip cookie and a hearty oatmeal cookie, also flourless and gluten-free.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
These cookies are a healthier alternative to traditional cookies, as they are made with almond flour and oats instead of all-purpose flour. With a soft and chewy texture, they are a perfect combination of a chocolate chip cookie and an oatmeal cookie. Plus, they are flourless, making them a great option for those following a gluten-free diet. If you use extra virgin coconut oil, they will have a hint of coconut in the flavor. You can use refined coconut oil if you don’t prefer the taste of coconut.
These lighter cookies are sweetened with honey instead of white sugar. The dark chocolate chips add a rich, chocolatey flavor, while the coconut oil adds moisture and richness. These cookies are sure to be a hit with the whole family!
This recipe was actually created by ChatGPT (artificial intelligence). I asked it to create a healthy cookie recipe and this is what if gave me. I wanted to test it out to see if it would work and it did, with one modification. The recipe didn’t include the egg, which it needed to bind because without it, it didn’t stay together. It also didn’t mention to mix the dry ingredients first before adding the wet, so I adjusted this in the directions. I opted for Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips here to further reduce the sugar. Other than that I was pretty impressed with the results! If you try them let me know what you think!
What makes this cookie healthy?
- The use of rolled oats and almond flour: Both of these ingredients are sources of whole grains and provide fiber.
- The use of coconut oil: Coconut oil is a plant-based fat that is composed mostly of medium-chain fatty acids, which may be easier for the body to break down and use for energy compared to long-chain fatty acids found in some other oils.
- The use of honey as a sweetener: Honey is a natural sweetener that is a source of antioxidants and can provide some nutrients, such as B vitamins and minerals like zinc and iron. It is worth noting that honey is still a source of added sugars, so it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
- The use of sugar-free chocolate chips: Using sugar-free chocolate chips may help to reduce the overall sugar content of the recipe.
It’s important to note that just because a recipe includes some healthy ingredients does not necessarily mean that the recipe as a whole is healthy. It’s still important to consider the overall nutritional profile and portion sizes when determining if a recipe fits into a healthy diet.
What is the difference between extra virgin coconut oil and refined?
- Extra virgin coconut oil and refined coconut oil are made from the same raw material, the flesh of the coconut. However, they differ in the way they are processed.
- Extra virgin coconut oil is made from fresh, raw coconut flesh that is cold-pressed to extract the oil. It is not refined, bleached, or deodorized, and it retains the natural coconut flavor and aroma. It is considered to be the highest quality coconut oil.
- Refined coconut oil is bleached, and deodorized to remove impurities and improve its color, texture, and shelf life. As a result, refined coconut oil has a neutral flavor and aroma. This makes it a good choice for cooking and baking when you don’t want the coconut flavor to come through.
- Extra virgin coconut oil is more expensive than refined coconut oil due to the more labor-intensive and time-consuming production process. It is also thought to have more health benefits due to its higher levels of antioxidants and other nutrients. However, both types of coconut oil can be used for similar purposes, such as cooking, baking, and skin and hair care.
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- 3-Ingredient Almond Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Clouds
- Dark Chocolate Lace Cookies
- Protein Cookies
Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
- 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup sugar free dark chocolate chips such as Lily's
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond flour, baking powder and salt and mix.
- Add the honey, egg, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and egg and mix well until the ingredients are well combined. Stir in the dark chocolate chips.
- Drop the dough by level tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they are lightly golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 24.