My very favorite healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that just so happen to be vegan and gluten free. This easy, healthy oatmeal cookie recipe is perfect for lactating mamas or kids thanks to flax, oats and plenty of healthy fats. These chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are outrageously delicious!
Use a medium cookie scoop and place about 1 heaping tablespoon dough on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. You should get 10 cookies. If you want thicker cookies, leave as is. If you want slightly thinner cookies, very gently push ONLY the top of the cookie down just a very tiny bit. Don’t overdo it -- these are vegan cookies and we want them to stick together!
Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes until edges are just slightly golden brown. Once cookies come out of oven, sprinkle the tops with fancy sea salt.
Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 10-15 minutes before removing and transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Leaving them on the baking sheet will help them settle up and hold together. Makes 10 cookies.
If you want to use a regular egg, you can, you just may need to add in a tablespoon or two of extra oat flour. I haven't tested these with a regular egg though so I can't be certain.
The shredded coconut helps to bind these cookies together and give them extra flavor so I would not suggest leaving it out. If you want to leave it out, simply add in 1/4 cup more oat flour.
Feel free to use regular melted butter instead of coconut oil if you are not vegan/dairy free.
If you want additional healthy fats, feel free to add in ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans.