Craving something sweet, but healthy? Try this vegan, gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip chia cookie recipe.
By Stephanie Beer
I have a major sweet tooth and always find myself craving cookies, cake or just a piece of chocolate at all times of the day. Because of this, I always make sure to have healthy baked goods on hand. These oatmeal chia chocolate chip cookies are vegan, gluten and refined-sugar free, but still satisfy those pesky cravings.
Plus, the chia and flax seed are filled with fiber, leaving you fuller after just one cookie — I swear!
These cookies freeze well so you can bake a big batch and have them on hand in the freezer without fear of having to eat them all in one sitting (although you may be tempted to).
Vegan, Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 16 cookies
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup gluten-free oats
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. flaxseed meal
2 tbsp. water eggs
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 tsp. baking soda
5 tbsp. maple syrup (or more for added sweetness)
1/4 cup vegan and refined sugar-free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s found at Whole Foods or on Thrive Market)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Make a flax egg by combining flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl, and mix to combine into a paste.
- Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a stand mixer or bowl.
- Once batter is fully combined, add chocolate chips and stir to combine,
- Using a cookie scooper or a spoon, spoon batter into small balls onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (leave about 1-2 inches between each cookie),
- Flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon so they’re about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick.
- Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the freezer or on the counter at room temperature for a few days.
Born and raised in Metro Detroit, Stephanie Beer is the owner and founder of Steph’s Guide to Good, an online website dedicated to health and wellness. Stephanie is also a certified health coach, helping others meet their goals through one-on-one coaching and group workshops. Stephanie believes that there is no single healthy diet that works for everyone, and that developing good eating habits is a personal journey centered around eating whole and unprocessed foods. Follow along on Instagram @stephsguidetogood for healthy and simple recipes, wellness tips, and lifestyle suggestions and visit her website, stephsguidetogood.com, for recipes and more information on health coaching services.