The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today we are sharing our favourite oatmeal cookies, which also happen to be pretty darn healthy. These little guys are vegan, gluten-free and have no refined sugar added; simple yet satisfying. Oatmeal, Chocolate, Banana and Cinnamon = the DREAM TEAM!

There’s also a little bit of coconut oil in there (because you know even the dream team needs help sometimes).  I like using coconut oil in baking as a substitute for butter, shortening or vegetable oil;   it tolerates high heat better and lends a nice richness to the cookies without them feeling heavy.   However, if you want an oil-free version you can definitely try substituting applesauce.   Then you really could have these cookies for breakfast!

Also, I’m so excited to finally use our new dishes in food photography 🙂   Aren’t they pretty?  We finally upgraded from the Ikea dishes I bought about a thousand years ago and I’m in love with these new ones.

The Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 10 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 medium bananas mashed
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/8 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a medium bowl and mix well until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Scoop dough into approx 10 cookie shapes (form balls, then flatten them down a little).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.