These oatmeal chia cookies are flourless so the texture is chewy and similar to baked oatmeal. They’re healthy, portable and delicious!
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/4 cup Almond Breeze unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 3/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup chopped medjool dates
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks, carob chips or cacao nibs (dairy-free, if needed)
- 1 Tablespoon creamy almond butter
- large pinch of cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a small bowl, stir together the chia seeds and almond milk and let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes, or until the chia seeds have created a nice gel-like consistency.
- Pour the chia seed gel into a medium sized mixing bowl and add in the mashed bananas, oats, coconut, almond butter and cinnamon until well combined.
- Gently stir in the dates and chocolate chunks.
- Scoop out dough (about 1-2 tablespoons worth) onto a baking stone or a greased cookie sheet and use a fork to press the dough down a little to make more of a cookie shape. You should get about 15 cookies.
- Place in oven and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies have browned a tiny bit.
- Take them out, let cool and enjoy.
- Store leftovers in a sealed storage container in the fridge. They should last 5-7 days.
- The almond butter can be substituted with any other nut butter – peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, etc.
- The medjool dates can be substituted with dried fruit like raisins, cranberries or chopped dried figs.
- The shredded coconut can be left out or substitute with another mix-in of your choice.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 79
- Sugar: 6g
- Fat: 4g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2g
Keywords: chia cookies