Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies

These oatmeal dark chocolate cookies are healthy and delicious, made from all whole grains and with the addition of flax seed for an extra fatty acid nutrition boost. They are not overly sweet, but the dark chocolate adds a lovely decadence to them. Enjoy!

oatmeal dark chocolate cookies

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies


(makes 2 dozen)


  • 2 & 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 C milk (any kind — or dairy substitute)
  • 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 C dark chocolate chips (or raisins, cranberries, etc.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350. In two separate bowls, add wet and dry ingredients, then add wet to dry and mix until more or less uniform.

Spoon cookie batter onto two nonstick or greased cookie sheets — this recipe makes about 24 small-ish cookies.

Pop them in the oven and bake about 12 minutes.

ENJOY! These are especially delicious still warm, with a glass of milk. :)

oatmeal dark chocolate cookies

oatmeal dark chocolate cookies



  1. 1

    Hi Anne,
    I just stumbled my way to your blog for the first time from Heather’s and am loving all of these recipe ideas- I’m writing a few down now to try soon, and definitely this one- I have a huge sweet tooth problem and I’m thinking these might do the trick in a healthier way than the ben &jerrys ice cream in my freezer. Anyway, I’m noticing that you use ground flax seeds a lot. Awesome way to get in some extra nutrients, however, I have a strong aversion/mild allergy to nuts and I find a lot of seeds taste nutty to me and therefore are repulsive- whatever the case, I have tried flax seeds just on a salad and hated them. I really wish I didn’t but, that’s life. Do you find that when they are ground and in a recipe like this that you can still taste it a lot? Thanks!

    • 2

      Hey Hillary – welcome to the blog! I don’t think you can taste them a ton, but to be safe I would say just leave out the flax seeds :) Since they’re ground it won’t make much of a difference in the recipe!

  2. 3

    I make these on top of the stove and drop them onto waxpaper. The oats are really mixed in with the chocolate. Looks like the same variation of my recipe.

  3. 4

    These cookies looks healthy and delicious! As it should be

  4. 5

    Do these freeze well? I love to mix up a batch of cookies and keep them in the freezer so my boys can pop a couple in the oven when they want them.

  5. 7

    Can you use cane sugar instead of brown sugar?

  6. 9

    is it okey to use powder dark chocolat, i guess it won’t look the same but i hope it tastes good ?!

    • 10

      I’m not sure how that would come out – it might make them too dry! I would just skip the chocolate entirely if you don’t have dark chocolate chips.

  7. 11
    Laura Strnad says

    Can I use wheat flour or white in place of pastry flour?

    • 12

      Pastry flour can be used interchangeably with white whole wheat flour, or regular white flour. You can also try half regular whole wheat flour and half white flour.

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