Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten, Nut, Dairy Free)  

ImageThis past week I have been feeling like I eat too much of my baking without working it off. I keep choosing TV over the gym. What on TV you ask? Survivor, naturally. I sit on my comfy couch, while I watch people work hard and starve. I decided that because I keep doing that, my baking would have to be healthier for now. Oh what a struggle. No lava cakes, crème brûlée, brownies, or tiramisu. *Sigh!*

I made these cookies in an effort to make something I wouldn’t want to eat. It didn’t work! These cookies are great. They are crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside. The sweetness of the cookie is balanced well with the bit of salt. The coconut oil makes for a nice base flavor. I had to give the cookies away so I didn’t eat them. If that isn’t a first world problem, I don’t know what is!

 

Recipe adapted from Summer Harms Blog

 

1/2 cup. Coconut oil, softened

1/2 cup. White sugar

1 Egg

1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract

3/4 cup. Brown rice flour

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1/4 tsp. Sea salt (heaping)

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

1 1/2 cups. Rolled oats (gluten free)

3/4 cup. Chocolate chips (milk free)

 

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large bowl, cream together the coconut oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats. Mix dry ingredients into the wet, and stir in the chocolate chips.

 

Drop 1-2 inch balls of cookie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten. Bake for 10-12 minutes, and then let sit on the hot pan for a few minutes more before transferring to a cooling rack. Makes about 20 cookies.

 

If you want to make this vegan friendly, you could switch the egg for 1/3 cup of mashed banana.

 

I loved these cookies! Give them a try and let me know what you think.

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6 thoughts on “Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten, Nut, Dairy Free)  

  1. if you ever want to get some exercise by walking out your door and over to your car, you could drive to MY house and bake tiramisu or lava cakes, or these yummy-looking cookies. I also think it’s amazing that bananas can replace an egg in a recipe.

  2. Those were probably the best cookies I have had all year. They were amazing!!! I might just have to start baking again so that I can have them everyday (and really have to go to the gym).

  3. These sound wonderful! I think it’s interesting that the recipe uses coconut oil instead of butter. How well do they stay together? The recipe I use is delicious but the cookies crumble so much that I end up feeling like a hungry horse devouring oats.

    • Yeah the recipe I found was specifically dairy free. So correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s why there is no butter. I found they stayed together well. Not as well as a cookie with gluten. Still good though.

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