Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are packed with rolled oats, chocolatey, soft, and chewy, with just the right amount of sugar. In fact, they are so good nobody will even notice they are full of fiber and actually pretty good for them.
The inspiration for making these cookies was pretty simple – I wanted to eat cookies. There are so many great bakeries in the city of Ottawa, and I certainly indulge in them from time to time, but as a foodie and a health nut I wanted to create a cookie recipe that I could feel good about eating. A couple of weeks ago I did a poll on my Instagram stories and asked you guys what were the most important characteristics of a chocolate chip cookie and the consensus was pretty unanimous: soft, made with oats, and loaded with chocolate. So, voila, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
This recipe took me a couple of test batches to nail (sigh), but I feel I’ve finally done it. The recipe calls for chocolate chips, but you could also use chocolate chunks, or a bar of dark chocolate rough chopped (which is why I did). I made my cookies nice and big so the batter made 10 cookies, but you could make them slightly small if you needed more. These healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies also store really well in the freezer so you will have sweet treats for days to come.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies can be made with chocolate chips or chocolate chunks (like I did), just be sure to keep the chocolate over 70% cocoa content for the best health benefits.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- Category: Cookie
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 1 1/4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips, dark or semi-sweet
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a small saucepan (or the microwave), heat the butter until melted and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, add the brown sugar, white sugar, and melted butter and whisk to combine. Then add the whisked eggs and vanilla extract and mix until well incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Add the chocolate chips and fold gently into the mixture until well incorporated. Once mixed, place the bowl of dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Once the dough has set, using a 1-ounce cookie scoop, or 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough, roll the dough into balls and place them onto the baking sheet, leaving roughly 2 inches between them. You should be able to easily fit 6 cookies on the baking sheet at a time.
- Transfer the cookies to the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes, until baked on the bottom and edges are golden brown.
- Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cooled, the cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 123 calories
- Sugar: 23 grams
- Fat: 14 grams
- Carbohydrates: 38 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Protein: 4 grams
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