Grain-Free “Oatmeal” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nut-butter-based cookies are fast becoming a staple in our house.

Who knew that gluten-free baking could be so simple?  oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a plateSince my last batch of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies disappeared so quickly, I figured I should probably whip up another batch for us to enjoy over the weekend.

This time, using my favorite nut butter as a base.

almond butter in a measuring cup

I also wanted to try adding some extra texture to these cookies, reminiscent of an oatmeal-based batter–> without actually using oats. I used to add shredded coconut as a “secret ingredient” to my traditional oatmeal cookie recipe (it adds great texture and moisture), so I figured I should give it a shot in this version, too! shredded coconut in a measuring cupThe result tastes ridiculously good.

Have I mentioned that we never need to make cookies using flour again?

Grain-Free “Oatmeal” Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 2 dozen

Ingredients:

1 cup creamy unsalted almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1 whole egg, or a flax egg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix together the first five ingredients until a smooth batter forms, then gently fold in the shredded coconut and chocolate chips.

mixing chocolate chips in cookie batter and scooping it onto a cookie sheetUsing a tablespoon, or cookie scoop, drop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat, or parchment paper.

Bake for 9-10 minutes at 350F, rotating the pan after 5 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

oatmeal chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out of itServe warm, or cold!

(We actually prefer ours straight from the freezer <–try it!)

4.89 from 9 votes
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Grain-Free "Oatmeal" Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These cookies are reminiscent of the traditional oatmeal-based version, but get their chewy texture from shredded coconut, instead!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy unsalted almond butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 whole egg , or a flax egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the first five ingredients until a smooth batter forms, then gently fold in the shredded coconut and chocolate chips.
  3. Using a tablespoon, or cookie scoop, drop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat, or parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 9-10 minutes at 350F, rotating the pan after 5 minutes, until cookies are golden brown around the edges.
  5. Allow to cool on the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  6. Serve warm, or cold!

I know many of you have already had success with the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies, so I hope these are a hit as well!

The flavor variations seem pretty endless… and I plan to try all of them.

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Comments

Kerry

These are soooo good! They were easy and very tasty. Thank you so much for all your great recipes! Everyone I have tried is wonderful. When is your cookbook coming out? I am sure it is going to be a winner!!

Kerry

Sorry I didn’t rate these. I wanted to make sure everyone knew how great these are!

Vanessa

I have made these twice now. LOVE the chewy texture of these + minimal ingredients. These will be a staple snack!

Maria

These are to die for! Made them last night and they were so delicious.

Jessica

Would you by any chance know nutritional facts these?

Jessica

Another great recipe! Your recipes continue to brighten mine and my families day.
Nothing beats a good cookie!

Kerry

These are wonderful! My cookie monster husband and son both love these.Great texture. I added a splash of vanilla as well. Thanks for all of the great recipes! They have come in so handy these past few months with all of my diet/health changes.

Sharon

Love these! I actually made a few small changes. I know it’s a little unconventional but I put real oatmeal in it! LOL! I also put the batter in a square pan and made them into bars. Yum! I just can’t get enough of almond butter treats.

Karla

I’ve made these a few times and love them! I use 1/4c honey (today, using honey from our own beehives!), and this time around tried adding a bit of coconut extract. Yum!

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