Healthier Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are dairy-free and packed with fiber, making them easy to love and digest. 

After School or in the Lunchbox

Looking for a cookie you can feel good about serving after school or tucking into the lunchbox? Well, you have found it

This oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has long been a favorite of my family and friends. Over the years it has evolved to become more nutrient-packed, though still just as yummy!

Cookie Label

If these cookies were packaged up and sold at the store or farmers market they would be labeled:

  • 100% whole grain (oats + sprouted Spelt or white whole wheat flour)
  • high-fiber
  • dairy-free

Make Them Nut-Free

These cookies do have nuts in them, so if you are allergic or have restrictions at school, try making them with extra chocolate chips (whoever said no to that?) and some sunflower seeds instead. Alternatively, you could just leave them out and not add anything. They will still be great!

More Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

If you are looking for a more indulgent oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, that is also super-easy (like just throw all the ingredients into a food processor and combine), then give these a try: Oat-Chocolate Cookies. Made with butter and sugar, they are perfect for entertaining, dessert, or munching on with your afternoon coffee.

Or, if you are looking for an even healthier cookie–that can really pass for an energy bar–then give these Trailmix Cookies a try. Complete with dried fruit, studded with sea salt, and easy to make vegan, my kids have grown to love them as much as I do!


Healthier Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are whole grain and dairy-free, but oh-so-delicious. Perfect for a snack or to bring on your next outing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course desserts, Fika, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies


  • 1 cup sprouted spelt or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup canola oil or avocado oil or melted coconut oil
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • cup sugar or maply syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, oats, and pecans with a whisk.
  • In a large bowl or standing mixer, beat oil and both sugars together for 30 seconds. Add egg and beat until smooth. Then mix in the applesauce and vanilla extract.
  • Turn mixer to lowest setting and slowly add the flour-oatmeal mixture. Blend just to combine and then add the chocolate chips.
  • Use two spoons to drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned on top. Cool on a cookie rack.
Keyword afterschool snack, chocolate, dairy-free, oats, whole-grain
These chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, delicious, and healthier than most cookies! Made with wholesome ingredients such as whole grain flour (spelt or white whole wheat) + old-fashioned oats + applesauce + a little sugar and dark chocolate. Yum! Dairy-free, whole grain, and lower in sugar than most cookies.Pin

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