Best healthy oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies. Made with simple and clean ingredients like apple cause, rolled oats, and almond flour, these chocolate chip cookies are soft, easy, with the perfect crunch. Ready in 20 minutes and made gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free. These are the best healthy dessert and snack.
The Best Ever Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate chip walnut cookies
I just love chocolate chip cookies! They are simply the perfect cookie – soft, chocolaty and always tasty. And I must say, this oatmeal walnut version is INCREDIBLE!
If you’re like me, you will just love these gluten-free oatmeal cookies! The texture is soft, yet chewy which makes every bite melt in your mouth! Plus the crunch from the walnuts gives you everything you look for in a classic, gooey chocolate chip cookie.
I have to admit, I am guilty of eating these healthier chocolate chip otmeal cookies all day long. I mean they have so little added sugar (because they are naturally sweetened by the apple sauce) that there is no shame in enjoying one or two for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!
These walnut chocoalte chip oatmeal cookies are everything you look for in a perfect cookie: soft, crunchy, buttery (but no butter in these healthy cookies!), and sweet. I simplified all the ingredients, and left out any dairy, gluten, and refined sugar products! With only 12 clean ingredients, these easy dairy-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are simply the best and are going to be your new favorite cookie and dessert recipe!
How I Made These chocolate chip Cookies Healthier:
These soft and crunchy chocoalte chip cookies are clean, nutritious, and incredibly tasty! To make these oatmeal cookies, you only need a few very simple ingredients, all of which are healthier alternatives to what you’ll find in store-bought brands. There are no preservatives or random ingredients in this recipe! Here are four ways that I made these healthy oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies more nutritious and health-friendly without taking away from the taste!
- I used apple sauce to make these chocolate chip cookies! Apple sauce is a great natural sweetener, plus it makes the cookies soft and full of healthy antioxidants.
- Used coconut sugar instead of refined sugar. By using this type of healthier sweetener, I am removing all refined sugars!
- I used gluten-free rolled oats. Making this cookie recipe rich in fiber and filling!
- Used Walnuts which are rich in Omega-3 and antioxidants.
Ingredients in Oatmeal chocolate chip Cookies
You’ll only need a few, simple ingredients to get this easy dessert and snack recipe going! I am all about simplicity and ease, so don’t worry, you won’t need to go to the supermarket and buy a lot of expensive ingredients and spices. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this easy gluten-free cookie recipe, you’ll need apple sauce, coconut sugar, and of course, chocolate chips!
- Apple sauce, unsweetened
- Rolled oats
- Almond flour
- Baking soda
- Ground cinnamon
- Coconut oil
- Coconut sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Chocolate Chips
Easy Ingredient Substitutions soft chocoalte chip walnut Cookies
You guys probably know by now that I love simple and easy recipes! If you don’t love every ingredient in this one, I am here to help you out with a list of the very best substitutions!
Coconut Sugar Simply use light brown sugar instead!
Almond Flour: If you do not have almond flour, you can substitute with gluten-free flour. Do not substitute with coconut flour!
Unsweetened Apple Sauce: Simply use sweetened apple sauce!
Are you nut-free? No worries! Just leave out the walnuts and BAM the perfect healthy chocolate chip oatmeal cookie.
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What You’ll Need to Make Healthy walnut oatmeal cookies
For this easy healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! You’ll need a mixing bowl to make these gluten-free oatmeal cookies and an oven to bake them.
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Mixing Bowl
- Stirring Utensil
- Measuring cups: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/2 cup, 1 cup.
How to Make Easy Healthy Oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies
My favorite thing about this simple and easy sugar cookie recipe (besides the taste of course) is how easy they are to make! This recipe is the absolute perfect healthy dessert; plus, these chocolate chip cookies are gluten-free, nutritious, and dairy-free!
First, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk egg. Then add in unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
Next, add in the rolled oat, almond flour, and baking soda. Mix until combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Combine with a spatula.
Now, form 18 – 22 balls (about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough for each) and gently press down into a cookie shape. Bake and enjoy your delicious chocolate chip oatmeal cookies!
I highly recommend storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 -6 days!
How to Store Extra chocolate chip oatmeal cookies
Make extra healthy oatmeal chocolate chip walnut cookies? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days or in the fridge for 5 to 6 days!
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Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
- 1 egg, room temp
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free or regular
- 1 cup almond flour *
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg.
- Add unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with spatula until fully combined.
- Add in rolled oats, almond flour, and baking soda. Mix with spatula until fully combined. Then, fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Using your hands, form 18 – 22 balls and evenly space them across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool.
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