These chocolate chip cookies are made with oat flour, so they are a great option for those who are gluten free or intolerant or those who ran out of regular flour!
I am not a huge fan of oatmeal (I’ve tried so many times but I can’t get over the texture), so I’m always looking for creative ways to add oats to my recipes.
I’ve found that oats always taste the best in cookie form, especially when they are blended up! It helps so much with the texture, so if you are like me and hate the texture of oatmeal, then this is a great recipe for you.
You can purchase oat flour or make your own for this recipe. If you are on a budget, I recommend making your own. But, if you have some money to spare, purchased oat flour does have a better texture.
Ingredients for Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ingredients for these oat flour chocolate chip cookies are not that different from your typical cookies (aside from the flour). These is what you will need:
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Oat flour
- Baking soda
- Semi sweet chocolate chips
The biggest difference between regular cookies and these cookies are the lack of regular flour and the lack of white sugar. I personally love the flavor and color of these cookies because the brown sugar makes them turn out super caramel-y and crispy!
Because the texture of the oat flour is a little different than regular flour, the proportions are going to be different than regular cookies. But, they are just as good or even better than regular cookies!
How to make homemade oat flour
As mentioned above, you can either make your own oat flour or purchase oat flour at the store. If you are on a budget, I recommend making your own oat flour. If you have some money to spare, I recommend getting pre-made oat flour because the texture will be a bit better.
I personally like making homemade oat flour. It’s a bit rougher and chunkier than store bought, but I actually like that more. Plus, I always have lots of oats sitting around in my kitchen that usually go to waste. I got to use that all up!
Making the oat flour is pretty simple. You will need a blender. Single serving blenders usually work best but any blender will do.
Step 1: Add 2 cups of rolled oats in a blender.
Step 2: Blend until smooth. Shake the blender or use a spoon to move the bottom layer to the top.
Step 3: Blend again and repeat until the oats have become a fine texture.
The final product should look something like the picture below. It should look like flour! If you want some chunkier cookies, you don’t need to blend it up as much.
Tip: Make sure you shake the blender between blending. You want to make sure all the oats are blended evenly.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
This recipe can be gluten-free. The biggest thing to worry about is the oats. While oats don’t naturally contain gluten, they are often contaminated with gluten.
If you are just a bit sensitive to gluten (for example, those who avoid gluten due to irritable bowel syndrome), then this usually isn’t an issue. But, if you have celiac disease or a wheat allergy, be sure to purchase oats that are gluten free.
Here are a few rolled oats or oat flours that are gluten free:
How to make Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is so fun to make and will definitely be a crowd pleaser! After making the oat flour, this recipe is pretty similar to a regular cookie.
Step 1: Prepare the oat flour. Blend oats until smooth, shake the blender, and then repeat until oats have become flour.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine softened butter and brown sugar. Mix until combined.
Step 3: Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
Step 4: Add oat flour, baking soda and salt. Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Step 5: Fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 6: Form 1 inch balls with your hands. Add to a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Are these cookies healthier than regular cookies?
Because these cookies are made with oat flour, their nutrient profile is going to be different from cookies made with regular flour. Let’s compare!
Let’s start with calories. One cup of oat flour contains 455 calories, while one cup of regular flour contains 455 calories. So if you are looking for a lower calorie option, this probably isn’t the best choice for you.
How about fiber? One cup of oat flour contains about 12 grams of fiber, while one cup of regular flour contains about 4 grams of fiber. Oat flour is a definite winner in this category. Fiber is great for your digestion and it helps you stay fuller for longer.
Oat flour is a good source of thiamine, vitamin B5, zinc, selenium, magnesium, iron and has some folate and protein.
Regular white flour is a good source of B vitamins, especially thiamine, riboflavin and niacin, folate, selenium, iron, zinc and even has some protein.
When it comes down to it, it depends on your personal preferences and nutritional needs. The biggest difference is fiber, so if you are looking to increase your fiber intake, oat flour is the way to go. Other than that, the flours aren’t vastly different nutritionally.
How should I store these cookies?
I recommend storing these cookies in an airtight container. They should last up to 2-3 days at room temperature.
If you don’t bake all the dough at once, I recommend freezing the remaining dough. Form the dough into balls and place them in an airtight container, separating each layer with parchment paper.
Once you are ready to have a cookie, take out one or two balls (however many you want to eat) and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-14 minutes, until crispy around the edges.
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Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Add rolled oats to a blender. Blender until smooth, shake the blender or use a spoon to move the blended oats to the tops, and blend again. Repeat until oats have become a flour.
- In a medium sized bowl, combined butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Mix until combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
- Add oat flour, baking soda and salt. Fold until wet ingredients.
- Add chocolate chips and fold into batter.
- Form balls with your hands. Add to a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes or until crispy around the edges.
These cookies will fall apart when you first take them out of the oven! Let them cool for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.
Ideally, leave your butter out for about 30 minutes to soften. If you forgot this step, microwave the butter for about 15 seconds.
Blend oat flour in intervals. Be sure to blend all the oats evenly for the best texture.