These oatmeal chia seed cookies are perfect for a snack or breakfast on the go and they are super easy to make with ingredients you likely have on hand.
I love a good cookie, but packed with empty carbs and sugar you can really only treat yourself to so many. These oatmeal chia seed cookies are packed with goodness and no refined sugars. The dried fruit and ripe banana provides the sweetness and the oats and the chia seeds make them a hearty snack.
With two teenagers, sports and a busy life, I’m always looking for ways to create healthy snacks that can be eaten while mobile. Since these are packed with nuts, nut butter, dried fruit and oats I feel good what I’m giving my two growing teens.
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These cookies are like eating oatmeal but on the go. They are packed with goodness from the oats to the chia seeds, almond butter and other tasty and healthy stir in options. Since they are not made with refined sugars they are a great pick me up for that commute to school or work without slowing you down.
These cookies are egg and dairy free. Make them gluten free with gluten free oats. Here are a few substitutions that you can use to make them custom for your dietary needs.
How to Make Oatmeal Chia Seed Cookies
With banana as your base you just need a few ingredients to make these easy breakfast cookies. I have included a list of substitutions and optional stir-ins to make these cookies perfect for you!
- Almond Milk – Cow’s milk, coconut milk, soy milk
- Old Fashioned Oats – Gluten-free oats
- Almond Butter – Peanut Butter or sunflower seed butter
I love that you can customize these cookies. Once you have the base with the bananas, oats and chia seeds, you can add in anything you want and make them different every time.
Feeling in the mood for chocolate? Add dark chocolate chips instead of the pumpkin seeds. Or use dates instead of raisins. The possibilities are endless. I like these with dark chocolate for that touch of sweetness but my daughter prefers them without chocolate…hmmm? So, add the chocolate to these if you want.
- Dark Chocolate Chips
- Crushed Almonds
- Sunflower Seeds
- Diced Walnuts
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Oatmeal Chia Seed Cookie Recipe
So, here’s the recipe. Follow exactly or make it your own.
Enjoy these oatmeal chia seed cookies within five days for optimal freshness or freeze them for up to thirty days and thaw to enjoy.
- 1 1/2 TBSP Chia Seeds
- 1/4 cup Coconut Milk (see substitutions)
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3/4 cup old fashioned oats for gluten-free oats
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup cranberries
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 TSBP Almond Butter (see substitutions)
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- Small Pinch of Nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Stir together the chia seeds and coconut milk in a small bowl and allow to sit for 10 minutes, until the chia seeds are gel-like.
- In a larger bowl, mash the bananas.
- Once the chia seeds are ready, add them to the bananas.
- Stir in the oats, coconut, almond butter, and cinnamon and nutmeg until combined.
- Gently stir in the raisins, cranberries and pumpkin seeds.
- Using a large spoon or a cookie scoop, scoop the dough onto a greased or covered cookie sheet. Using a fork or your hand press down the dough a little to make a cookie shape.
- Place cookies in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are slightly browned.
- Remove from the oven, allow to cool.
You will yield between 15-17 cookies.