Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are here! And they’re so good that they’re here to stay! These cookies have no sugar (except what’s in the chocolate chips), no dairy, no eggs, and no wheat! They make a perfect breakfast cookie, a tasty addition to the lunch box, or just a great anytime snack for both kids and adults alike. With all their healthy and allergy-friendly ingredients they make a great snack for anyone.
Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite food in the entire world. They were one of my least favorite cookies when I was a kid – I thought they were over-used, over-made, and over-hyped. I didn’t know anything.Now however, they’re not just my favorite cookie but if you asked me what my favorite food is, I’d say chocolate chip cookies. But, when I want a healthier option, then I make these healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal COokies – The Everyday Cookie
I try to teach my kids about “everyday foods” versus “sometimes foods.” Normal chocolate chip cookies are “sometimes” foods since they have lots of sugar and butter. We try to eat them only occasionally. We love our “sometimes” foods but when we’ve had enough we turn to these.
I’ve been making these sugar-free and allergy-friendly cookies for years. They’re packed with “everyday foods” full of nutrients and fiber so you can feel good about eating them every day if you wanted to! Hence the term, “everyday foods.” 🙂
There’s not anything in these cookies that I don’t feel good about my kids eating on a daily basis. Sure, there’s chocolate chips in them. But only a few. A few chocolate chips in an otherwise nutrient-dense cookie is something I feel just fine about. However, if you prefer to go completely sugar-free for these cookies then simply swap out the chocolate chips and use raisins instead.
What You Need for These Cookies
No fancy equipment is needed! You just need a mixing bowl, a fork to mash the bananas, and some measuring spoons and cups.
You only need 7 simple ingredients for these healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies! And one of those is optional! Here is what you need:
- Old fashioned oats
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla plant based protein powder, optional
- Vanilla extract
- Dairy-free chocolate chips (other other mix-ins)
While I love to use chocolate chips in these yummy cookies, there are so many other options you can add if you want to change it up a little! One of the things I love about this healthy cookie recipe is that it can be as versatile as you want it to be!
Some ideas of different things you can add are:
- Dairy-free white chocolate chips
- Slivered almonds
- Shredded coconut
- Crystallized ginger
- Dried cherries
You can even mix and match and try more than one at a time! For example:
- Raisins and cinnamon
- Craisins and white chocolate chips
- Shredded coconut and dried cherries
- Slivered almonds and crystallized ginger
There are so many options! If you have any other ideas for mix-ins, I would love to hear them! Let me know what they are in the comment section below.
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
These healthy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are super easy to make and only take a few minutes! They’re even easier and quicker to make than these Blender Oat Banana Muffins. You’ll be done in no time.
They’re also easy enough for kids to be able make themselves, or close to it depending on their age. My 7 year-old can make these cookies by himself, no problem. I just help him by putting them in the oven and taking them out.
To make these cookies, you’ll first need to mash the bananas. This is my 3 year-old’s favorite part to help with. Once the bananas are mashed, all you need to do is add it to a mixing bowl along with all the other ingredients.
Stir together and form into small balls. Each batch makes about 24 small cookies. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
These cookies will not spread in the oven. This is because there is no egg. If you want, you can slightly flatten them with the back of a spoon prior to putting them in the oven. It’s totally optional. I usually just leave them how they are.
These healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are such a great snack. Here are some things they are perfect for:
- On the go breakfast
- Preschool snack
- School lunch box
- After-school snack
- Freezer-stash for on-the-go snack emergencies
- Sports snacks
- A low-sugar option for those snacky-cravings
- A light dessert
I love to make large batches of these cookies (and muffins) to keep in the freezer emergencies. All to often on Sunday nights I realize that I have hardly anything for my son’s school lunch the next day. So I pop a few of these into his lunch box as a healthy filler. They thaw wonderfully and he never complains about any kind of cookie in his lunch box. 🙂
I also love to have one or two of these to satisfy my chocolate chip cookie cravings. Like my son, I also never complain about any kind of cookie – especially a chocolate chip one!
Give these healthy “everyday” cookies a try! I hope that you love them as much as we do. Enjoy!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 3 bananas
- ¼ cup applesauce
- ¼ cup coconut oil , melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3¼ cups old fashioned oats , certified gluten-free if necessary
- 2 scoops vanilla plant-based protein powder , optional
- ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips , or other mix-ins
- Begin by mashing the bananas. Add mashed bananas, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Mix well.
- Add oats, protein powder, and dairy-free chocolate chips. Mix until incorporated.
- Form into small balls. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.
Did you try this recipe? If you did then I would love to see it! Share a picture on Instagram and tag me, Allergy a la Mode, and hashtag it #allergyalamode.
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All free from wheat, eggs, dairy, peanuts, and cashews
Loved these! Surprisingly easy which is always a bonus!
I’m so glad you liked them!