Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
This healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie has no eggs, dairy or refined sugar. You can make a gluten-free version with brown rice flour or a more traditional version with unbleached white. Either way, it's a satisfying treat.
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unbleached white flour or brown rice flour
  • ¾ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¾ cups maple syrup
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or raisins (or both)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, coconut, cinnamon and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whist together syrup, oil and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir until evenly combined. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips or raisins. Press dough into equal-sized balls, place onto parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven -- and do your best not to eat them all at one sitting.
Excerpt printed with permission. From Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source by Terry Walters  (Sterling Epicure, 2009)
Recipe by The Messy Baker at