Mouthwatering Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
You’ll be so glad that you tried out this mouthwatering oat flour chocolate chip cookies recipe! I feel so blessed to be able to share it with you.
These cookies are so scrumptious and flavorful, with melty chocolate chips sprinkled throughout. In other words – they’re the perfect snack or dessert. Or for anytime in between.
I’m so thankful to God that I finally perfected this recipe. It took many of do-overs and remakes, but I believe it’s now finally ready to be shared with everyone. I say this with a big sigh of relief..
In the beginning, I felt that this recipe had potential, so I really worked on getting it right. And the perfected version is finally here for you to enjoy.
Don’t Throw in the Towel Too Soon..
Honestly, at times I felt like throwing in the towel on this oat flour chocolate chip cookies recipe. But as we all know – it’s best to push forward with something that we feel hopeful or optimistic about.
Most of the time, our efforts aren’t in vain, you know? You just have to keep working at it, before giving up and calling it quits. Yes, it may take a few tries (and tears of frustration, lol). But it’s bound to produce fruit in the end.
These Cookies Contain the Best Healthy Ingredients
It helps that these cookies are on the healthy side. They contain almond butter, oat flour, unsweetened applesauce and coconut sugar. The best nutritious ingredients.
What’s Great About Almond Butter
These cookies contain almond butter, which like other nut butters; is good for you. It contains monounsaturated fats that helps to keep your heart in good shape. And these fats also have the ability to help lower your blood cholesterol (source).
I think almost everyone knows that oats are good for you. They’re whole grain and contain fiber, which is great for the health of your health also. Oats also helps lower the level of sugar in your blood as well. Pretty beneficial, I’d say.
It’s easier if you buy your oat flour from the store. I usually get mine from Whole Foods Market. But, you can make your own oat flour if you wish. It’s pretty easy.
You just add the desired amount of oats to a high power blender and blend into a powder form. Super simple..
I added a bit of unsweetened applesauce in these cookies on the advice of Britt Berlin over at The Banana Diaries.
She has a chocolate chip cookie recipe that has the most scrumptious chewy and soft texture. She attributes most of that texture to adding unsweetened applesauce.
I aspired to achieve a similar texture for this oat flour chocolate chip cookies recipe. And I’m so glad I followed her advice, because it really works!
By adding the unsweetened applesauce, the cookies finally had that mouthwatering texture that I was looking for.
Why I Chose to Add Coconut Sugar
Have you ever used coconut sugar before? You’re missing out if you haven’t. I myself first heard of it not too long ago. And I’ve been using it for a majority of my baking recipes ever since.
Most chocolate chip cookie recipes like this one call for light brown sugar. But the thing is – this sugar is high glycemic. So if you’re looking for a lower glycemic alternative, that’s where coconut sugar comes in.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong in using brown sugar in your cookie recipes. I use it too on occasion, because it gives cookies a soft moist texture.
On the other hand, coconut sugar has a similar taste profile to light brown sugar. Therefore they can be used interchangeably in most recipes.
*For the Perfect Texture*
I know some people prefer their cookies to be soft and gooey, while others prefer them to have a bit of crunch.
To achieve the perfect texture for these cookies, I wouldn’t bake them longer than 11-12 minutes. Start with the eleven minutes first. If you prefer a less gooey (firmer) texture, then bake for a minute longer.
Mouthwatering Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients:
Here are the ingredients you’ll be using to make these cookies. Look them over to make sure you have everything you need before you start.
- Oat Flour
- All Purpose Flour
- Salt: Just a bit to bring balance to the flavor of these cookies.
- Baking Powder and Baking Soda
- Chocolate Chips
- Vanilla Extract
- An Egg (preferably at room temp)
- Creamy Almond Butter
- Unsweetened Applesauce: Adds moisture.
- Light Brown or Coconut Sugar: They both taste similar. Light brown sugar just adds a little more moisture..
Here are a few more easy chocolate chip cookie recipes for you to check out:
Einkorn Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies
I hope you enjoy this oat flour chocolate chip cookies recipe. Do leave a rating and comment below so I can know how you liked it. Thank you so much, and be blessed!
Mouthwatering Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg preferably at room temp, but not required
- 4 tbsp creamy almond butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup + 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 9 1/2 tbsp + extra 1/2 tsp all purpose flour If the dough is too soft, you may need to add a tad more flour. But just add it by a tsp at a time until the dough is more workable.
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips You can add more on top of the cookies before baking if you’d like..
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray lightly with oil spray. (The cookies may stick to the bottom some, if you don’t)
- Add all of the wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl. This includes the vanilla extract, egg, almond butter, unsweetened applesauce and brown sugar.Stir until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
- Add in the flour(s), salt, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips (read below). Refrigerate the dough for 18-20 minutes, so it’ll be more easy to work with.**This dough may become too stiff to stir with a fork or spoon. It’ll be easier to combine it with your hands**
- Form the dough into 14 balls. If you prefer larger cookies, use larger portions.Place the balls on the parchment-lined cookie sheet (sprayed lightly with a little oil). Press down lightly to your desired thickness. The dough may be a bit sticky. You can wet your hands a little to make it easier. (Or you can use a piece of parchment paper to press the dough down without it sticking).*Before baking, you can press more chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies if you prefer*
- Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes. 11 minutes for a more gooey(ish) cookie, and 12 minutes for a more firm one.Let the cookies cool a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheet, if you can wait..