Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free)

Back when I was in high school playing sports 24-7 and eating whatever I wanted I would down cookies like they were water. I especially loved oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Then I got to college and realized that the pain in my stomach every night was caused by gluten and dairy so I cut them both out of my diet and out went the cookies as well!

For a while I wept and cried at night because I couldn’t have my cookies anymore (that part is a lie….I did miss them though :)! ) I thought that I would never be able to have cookies again because after all the two main ingredients in cookies are flour (gluten) and butter (dairy). Then I came up with this recipe and it allows me to have my cookies and eat them too! Yay!!

I must warn you though…these cookies are addicting!! I’ve been making them almost twice a week because I’m nursing and they are a great healthy snack that also help boost my milk supply! They contain a good balance of complex carbs, healthy fats and protein, are packed with fiber and have a nice supply of omega 3 fatty acids!

Enough drooling…you’ve been patient enough! Preheat your oven to 375, pull out your kitchen mixer and lets get to baking!

Gluten and Dairy Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (buy gluten free ones if gluten is an issue for you)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Ripe Banana
  • 1 cup of natural peanut butter (ingredients should only be peanuts and salt)
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Agave or Honey
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Carob Chips or Enjoy Life Brand Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Put all ingredients except the banana and chocolate chips in the mixer and mix together.
  3. Blend or smash the banana then add it to the mix.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips last.
  5. Scoop your dough onto a cookie sheet and flatten each cookie to about 3/4″ to 1″ thick.
  6. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the sides of the cookies are golden brown.

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Enjoy!!

xoxo Paige Hilken

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