Because you simply can never have too many cookie recipes, and these Paleo Chocolate Chip Oat cookies are a winner! I love experimenting in the kitchen, playing with different ingredients, flavours and even textures. A simple twist of ingredients can bring to life an entirely new cookie experience. I don’t follow any strict diet, but I love being able to offer alternative recipes for everyone to enjoy. So hello and behold the amazing paleo chocolate chip cookie.
My favourite place in the entire world is the kitchen, my little safe haven where I can de-stress and completely switch off. When I started baking these cookies I had no strict idea in mind of what I wanted to create, I just remember scrolling through instagram stories that day and coming across a really goood friend of mine following a paleo diet who was searching for the ultimate paleo cookie and as a good friend I was determined for her not to miss out on all the cookie goodness.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact ingredients below. I tend to find that some of the best recipes simply come from winging it. Experiment with the ingredients in your pantry and make them your own.
Ingredients in paleo cookies:
Oats: Make sure to use regular old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe. Old fashioned oats will also work well in the recipe but try to avoid using instant oats, as you won’t obtain the desired cookie consistency. Also it’s important to note most store bought porridge oats are processed in factories that also process wheat, barley, and rye so these won’t be Gluten Free. Make sure to read the label when purchasing if you suffer from a gluten intolerance or allergy.
Brown Sugar or Coconut sugar: I tend to use brown sugar in most of my recipe. But to keep this strictly paleo I suggest using coconut sugar. You can also play around the sugar quantities to reach desired consistency, or replace the sugar with your favourite natural sweetener of choice. I think it’s also important to point out that there are no strict studies suggesting that coconut sugar is better for us than normal brown sugar. Gram per gram coconut sugar has the same amount of calories as ordinary sugar and will have the same effect on us.
Coconut oil: Coconut oil can be substituted 1:1 for other fat alternatives. When it comes to baking, coconut oil works perfectly in most recipes. However there is no denying it comes at a much higher price point. You can easily substitute the coconut oil in the recipe for vegetable oil. I enjoy using Vita Coco “Coconut oil” in my recipes, as I find them often on offer at my local shop.
Chocolate Chips: Many recipes will say this part is optional. But hello? What even is a cookie without chocolate chips. Some of my favourite chocolate brands to chop up are: Loving Earth, Seed & Bean, Ombar, Chocologic. Get creative with your recipes, these Paleo Chocolate Chip Oat cookies leave much room to play with.
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
A Healthier twist on your favourite cookie
- 150 grams Gluten Free Oats
- 100 grams Buckwheat Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil (or vegetable oil**)
- 100 grams Coconut Sugar (or Packed Brown sugar ***)
- 2 Free Range Eggs
- 1 Mashed Banana
- 100 grams Chocolate Chips
In a large bowl, sieve the flour, oats*, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine, then add the brown sugar and mix.
In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, then add your room temperature coconut oil, mashed banana and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. (Don’t overdo it) Lastly add 80% of your chocolate chips to the bold and fold into the mixture
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the scoop two-thirds with dough and place the dough on the trays, Leave a gap between each cookie otherwise they will stick together.
Preheat your oven to 170C
Freeze the cookies on the trays for 10-15 minutes while your oven reaches the desired temperature
Bake for 12 or until lightly browned.
Love chocolate chip cookies? Make sure you don’t miss my recipe for the ultimate Dairy/Gluten Free Chocolate chip cookie. Find it here