Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy to make, gluten-free, and super delicious. They’re crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside and have an extra dose of healthy with the addition of chia seeds. Oh, and a decadent touch of dark chocolate chips, ‘cause, why not! 


closeup of cookies on white wooden table.

What else would one bake for National Oatmeal Cookie Day but oatmeal cookies. This variation tries to keep the cookies relatively healthy and, with the addition of chia seeds, probably comes closer than many other versions being touted as a healthy dessert. They are also gluten free so I can bring some to my daughter to enjoy!

Ready to bake cookies on cookie sheet.

If you like crisp on the outside but chewy in the middle oatmeal cookies with a little added decadent touch of dark chocolate chips then this recipe is for you.

More Gluten Free Cookies

Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles,

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 

Healthy Avocado Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.


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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins

These Oatmeal Cookies are delicious and gluten-free. They’re crisp on the outside, chewy in the inside and have an extra dose of healthy with the addition of chia seeds. Oh, and a decadent touch of dark chocolate chips, ‘cause, why not! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, crispy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 114 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats divided (use gluten free if necessary)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cornstarch (use gluten free version if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (use gluten free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Grind 3/4 cup gluten-free oats in coffee grinder or blender. In a small bowl combine the ground oats with cornstarch, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and chia seeds. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and continue beating until well incorporated.
  4. Lower mixer speed and add remaining 1-1/2 cups whole old fashioned oats. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  5. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets. It will be a little sticky but no worries. Do not flatten just leave in mounds.
  6. Bake in oven 18 minutes then remove to wire rack to cool for 2-3 minutes. Carefully, using metal spatula, remove from cookie sheets and place on wire racks to cool completely. They will get crisper as they cool.
Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Comment

  • Reply
    03/26/2014 at 7:15 pm

    I love chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside cookies!! These are perfect.

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