Gluten-Free Vanilla and Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

oat cookies with milkshake

I’ve blogged a variation of these cookies before-Oat Coconut Cookies but I’ve adapted my recipe this time as I love experimenting and I’ve added vanilla pods, maple syrup and dark chocolate chips this time!

I baked a batch of these gluten free oat cookies last week after dinner and they only took 30 minutes including baking time from start to finish making a wholesome dessert for my kids and I.They’re also ideal as a snack on the go or even breakfast.

My 5 year old loved them so much he asked me if we could bake them every day! Sweet!

gluten-free oat chocolate chip cookies

cookiesAs well as being quick and easy, choices for ingredients that work in them are limitless, you can add dried fruit, banana, nuts, seeds, whatever takes your fancy!

oat biscuits

My husband Peter of Yorkshire Camera and Shoot My Lunch shot them in our kitchen after I rustled them up! We’re a little team here!

food shoot

Makes 5 huge cookies as in the pictures or 10 small.

  • 200g of gluten-free large or milled oats (depending on texture you prefer)
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 4 tbsp cacao powder (we like to use raw, organic)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla powder/seeds from 1 pod
  • a pinch salt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 handful of raisins
  • 2 handfuls of dark chocolate chips or chocolate you break by hand
  • butter for greasing

Method:

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Pour the oats, desiccated coconut, cacao powder, baking powder, vanilla powder/ seeds and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Mash the bananas with a folk and add.

Melt the coconut oil, butter and maple syrup in a small pan on a low heat.

Pour into the mixture and add the milk, stirring through.

Add the broken chocolate/ chips and raisins, stirring the ingredients.

Grease a large baking tray with a little butter.

Create large/small balls of mixture, mould and flatten into biscuits or using cutters create round shapes, placing them on the tray.

Bake at 160°C/ Gas Mark 3 for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Cool and eat!

Enjoy!

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17 Responses

  1. Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    YUM!!!! These look delicious!!!! Beautiful photography too Vickster — I love the fact you’ve shown a shot with it all set up — that’s a lovely touch 🙂 Popping over from TOTS recipe linky 🙂

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  2. Christina Logan

    I made these and they were delicious…My family want more. Super recipe ..thankyou…

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  3. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    These look absolutely delish! Great teamwork, the photos look as great as the cookies! I am gluten free, so pinning for future reference,thanks for sharing!
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  4. Sarah

    Was talking to hubby just last night about trying to incorporate coconut oil into our diet – reckon this lovely recipe will remove that sceptical look straight of his face!
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