Nutrient Dense Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}


The other day I came across a container of infant oatmeal cereal. Knowing all of the nutrients that are packed into that cannister, I couldn’t bear to get rid of it. Sure, my youngest is 2 1/2, but we can all use some extra nutrients sometimes, especially when it comes to treats!

I checked out some recipes that I had laying around from Happy Family  and came across one for Oatmeal Cookies. I figured I’d add a few mini chocolate chips to them and call them an extra special dessert (with TONS of nutrition hidden within -mwahahaha). I quickly whipped up a batch of cookies and H grabbed one right away to try! Success!

Little did I know I’d be snacking on them (and not feeling at all guilty) the next morning. I gotta say, they taste SO much better and incredibly delicious the next day. I wonder if there is something about letting the oatmeal sit overnight. Either way, I think next time I will make them into either muffins or shape them into bars and make breakfast bars. I am so infatuated with this recipe and concept!

Enough about it, thanks to Happy Family, I am able to re-publish the recipe with permission! So here it is. Note that the one change I made was I added mini-chocolate chips. 😉

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 container hbellies Oatmeal Cereal
8 oz. unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, brown sugar, hb Oatmeal, and cinnamon. In a mixing bowl combine cup water, applesauce, vanilla and eggs and then mix well and pour on top of the dry mixture. Add the butter then with a mixer combine all ingredients until moist. On a baking pan, spoon out oatmeal cookie dough and make into balls. After you have placed 12 balls on the cookie sheet, press each one down. Cook at 350 degrees for 13 minutes until done.

**Recipe makes a TON. I don’t know how many and even if I told you it would be different for you. My husband makes GIGANTIC chocolate chip cookies. Mine are a much more reasonable size. What size do you make your cookies? 

**Disclosure: I am a Happy Blogger and because of that I sometimes receive products from Happy Family to review. This post was initiated by me because of my curiousity to try a cookie with oatmeal in it. All opinions are my own!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. My dh likes his cookies big! I think I would try this as a bar recipe, maybe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
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  2. Mom used to make chocolate chip cookies with oatmeal or shredded coconut. Love them both MORE than any other flavor, but people have NEVER heard of this!! Augh…delish.
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  3. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip are my favorites. This is the perfect recipe to try on this rainy afternoon!

  4. I love Happy Family! These cookies look delicious. Perhaps you should bring me one tomorrow! :)
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  5. These sound like they would be AMAZING as breakfast bars!!! Now I’m hungry :)
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  6. I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! I don’t like when I get tricked and they end up being oatmeal raisin.
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  7. I don’t discriminate…cookies of all sizes are okay with me!

    And, yes to chocolate in the cookies and not raisins!!!
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  8. YUM! I agree with Caitlin, I really don’t care for the whole raisin thing LOL.
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  9. These look delicious! I love that applesauce is used for a portion of the sweetness. Might have to give them a try today!
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