GF heart healthy chocolate chip oat cookies can be enjoyed on a daily basis, plus folks can feel good about feeding kiddos these cookies for dessert as well as a snack.
This chewy chocolate chip oat cookie has bananas, natural peanut butter, oats, and pure maple syrup…good quality ingredients. This recipe actually resulted from too many ripe bananas and a chocolate craving at the same time.
If you count weight watcher points plus, we are looking at just 2 points for each cookie. Not bad I would say.
To Make GF Heart-Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies Grab These Ingredients:
- Cocoa powder
- Ripe bananas
- Natural peanut butter, I used creamy ~ sub another nut butter if needed
- Pure Maple Syrup ~ Agave is an option as well
- Vanilla extract
- Gluten-free flour or a GF flour blend ~ homemade Gluten-free flour blends.
- Gluten-free old-fashioned oats.
- Baking powder ~ corn-free if needed
- Xanthan gum, or guar gum ~ add if gluten-free flour blends do not include this
- Allergy-friendly mini semi-sweet chocolate chips like Enjoy Life, or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Eat them up or freeze for later. Pop a frozen cookie in your kid’s or your own lunch and by the time you’re ready to eat, the cookie will be as fresh as the day you baked them.
Add a couple chocolate chips on top of the cookie before baking for a different look.
Another healthy cookie recipe to try is GF Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.
GF Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 ripe bananas mashed
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter I used creamy
- 3 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/2 cup gluten-free flour blend or any gluten-free flour
- 2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats.
- 1 tsp baking powder corn-free if needed
- 1/4 tsp xanthan gum or guar gum
- 1/4 cup allergy-friendly mini chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Preheat oven to 350. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
- In a large mixing bowl add mashed bananas, peanut butter, vanilla, pure maple syrup, and water.
- Mix well. Add dry ingredients all at once and stir to mix. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Place small scoop size or heaping tablespoons of dough onto lined baking sheets.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Try baking some for 10-11 minutes for a slightly fudgy cookie.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Eat them up or freeze for later.
- Add a chocolate chip on top of the cookie before baking for a different look.