Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This simple gluten free recipe for oatmeal cookies has only six ingredients and is made with almond flour.  Yum!

Oatmeal cookies are a comfort food staple.  This version is made slightly more healthy with dates and a banana instead of sugar.  The almond butter and almond flour lower the glycemic index and give a nutty flavor.

Of course, everything is better with chocolate, so we use mini, dairy-free chocolate chips in this version. Feel free to substitute anything from nuts to dried fruit for the chocolate chips if you like.


1 cup dates
1 ripe banana
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup almond flour
½ cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Blend 1 cup of dates in the blender.  If dates were dried, then soak them in water for 15 minutes beforehand.

Mix the banana, almond butter and blended dates in a mixer.  You could also use a whisk if needed.

Combine with quick cooking rolled oats, almond flour and chocolate chips.

Put spoonfuls on a cookie sheet, you can use parchment paper if you like.

Bake for 15-18 minutes.

Let cookies cool and lift them gently from the cookie sheet.   They can be frozen if you need to keep some on hand for last minute gluten free treats.

Hope that you enjoy them!

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