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Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies are delicious, nutritious, and make the best healthy dessert. The combination of cranberries, chocolate, and warm spices is a perfectly sweet match. These cookies are made with whole wheat flour, oats, coconut oil, almond milk, coconut sugar, dairy-free chocolate chips, and unsweetened dried cranberries. They make a wonderful addition to holiday gatherings, parties, or healthier treats throughout the day.

Oatmeal Health Benefits

Oatmeal is such a great ingredient to add to baked goods for so many reasons. It adds texture, heartiness, and overall flavor. Plus, it has excellent health benefits and makes things more nutritious. It’s proven to help lower cholesterol, aid in digestion, and can improve blood sugar levels. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, and vitamin B1. Besides the fact that oatmeal is so good for you, it is also very versatile. I’m always eating it for breakfast with different add-ins and flavors. That’s also why I love experimenting with new treats in the kitchen. You can find more recipes to try at the bottom of this post, which include oatmeal!

Oatmeal health benefits source – Healthline, Harvard.Edu, EverydayHealth.

Cookie Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Gluten-free free quick oats
  • Baking powder
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Fine sea salt
  • Coconut oil 
  • Coconut sugar
  • Large Egg
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Dried cranberries
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ingredient Notes

To make a gluten-free version of these cookies, you can replace the whole wheat flour with Cup4Cup Gluten-Free-Baking Flour, or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour. I would also recommend using certified gluten-free oats, such as Bob’s Red Mill brand to be on the safe side.

To make these cookies dairy-free, I used a combination of coconut oil, almond milk, and Enjoy Life Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips. For another option, you could also use Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips to reduce the sugar a bit more. For anyone with a nut allergy or aversion, almond milk can be replaced with oat milk, coconut milk. or rice milk.

You can use any brand of unsweetened dried cranberries, but I personally love Ocean Sprays Reduced Sugar Craisins for these cookies.

For the sweetener in these cookies, I replaced white sugar with coconut sugar because I like the better health benefits. If you don’t have coconut sugar available, turbinado sugar or brown sugar will work too.

Cookie Making Equipment

  • Large cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Medium cookie scoop

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure to use quick-cooking oats and not old-fashioned oats. Otherwise, the cookies will fall apart easily.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 minutes and then check to see if they are slightly golden around the edges. They may need a couple of more minutes, depending on your oven temperature.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight ziplock bag or container for up to a week at room temperature.
  • For freezing the cookies, bake and wait until they are completely cooled, then place in two ziplock freezer bags. Freeze for up to 2 months and defrost at room temperature when you’re ready to eat them.
Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
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More Healthy Cookies to Try

Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alyssa
These Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are perfectly sweet, soft, and make a delicious warm treat. They are full of hearty ingredients, so you can eat them with full satisfaction.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 104 kcal

Equipment

  • Large cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Medium cookie scoop

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 Cup Gluten-free free quick oats
  • ½ teaspoon Baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon Fine sea salt
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/4 Cup + 1 tablespoon Coconut sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 Cup Dried cranberries
  • 1/4 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oatmeal, baking powder, and spices.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk.
  • Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed. Fold in cranberries and chocolate chips.
  • Using a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing evenly apart. Using a fork, flatten cookies to desired thickness.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the plan for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Notes

  • Make sure to use quick-cooking oats and not old-fashioned oats. Otherwise, the cookies will fall apart easily.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 minutes and then check to see if they are slightly golden around the edges. They may need a couple of more minutes, depending on your oven temperature.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight ziplock bag or container for up to a week at room temperature.
  • For freezing the cookies, bake and wait until they are completely cooled, then place in two ziplock freezer bags. Freeze for up to 2 months and defrost at room temperature when you’re ready to eat them.
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