Heart healthy chocolate cookies, gluten-free
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GF Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies  

   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
  • Water
  • 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.

GF Heart Healthy Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

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  

A healthier cookie loaded with chocolate and oats but not lots of unhealthy ingredients. Sweetened with bananas and pure maple syrup. A delicious treat any time of the day.
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, chocolate oat cookies, cookies, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, healthier desserts, snacks, vegan cookies
Servings: 35 Cookies
Calories: 72kcal
Author: Mary Krick


  • 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.


**Pop a frozen cookie in your kids 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.
**Allergy-friendly chocolate chips
King Arthur Measure For Measure Gluten Free Flour


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Heart healthy chocolate oat cookies



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  1. I am just looking for the most heart healthy but not gluten-free or vegan. What do have for those of us looking for that kind of recipe both cookie and brownie?

    1. Hi Adeline,
      Most of the cookies and brownies that say gluten-free flour blends, oat, or almond flour can be substituted with regular all-purpose flour. The one flour you can not do that with would be coconut flour from my experience. Also as far as vegan changes to recipes just use a dairy type butter and substitute eggs for the vegan eggs. For example one egg is equal to 1 flax egg or 3 tablespoons of aquafaba (garbanzo bean liquid) if you have a specific recipe you would like me to adjust for you let me know.
      Thanks for sharing your question!

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