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These chocolate chip cookies are perfect for your sweet cravings!

Far be it from me to try and ruin anybody’s eating plan. But every once in a while, it’s nice to splurge and know you haven’t destroyed your plan completely. Am I right? I mean, if you can splurge and still call it “clean”, isn’t that better than drowning yourself in a bunch of “unclean” foods?

A stack of 3 Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies with a bite taken out of the one on top. The warm chocolate chip that was bitten is oozing down out of the cookie.

So I got a little creative. You see, my favorite cookie in the whole wide world is a chocolate chip cookie. What’s not to love? All that melty chocolaty goodness right out of the oven with a tall glass of milk… oh boy. I’m drooling. Pardon me while I go get a napkin.

There. All better.

Now, I have to tell you that I’m particularly proud of these cookies. Why? I wasn’t sure they were going to work when I first put them in the oven. I started with the recipe I used for Clean Eating Cookie Dough a while back. It was never meant to be baked. But with a couple minor adjustments, it did just fine!

Note: You will probably want to double this recipe due to the small yield. However, if you are just baking for yourself and maybe one other person, the yield should be just fine.

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Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These delicious chocolate chip cookies are certain to satisfy your sweet tooth!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 1301kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • cup almonds
  • cup cooked oatmeal (cooked and fully cooled)
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (I use Lilly's or EnjoyLife)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mix everything except the chocolate chips in a food processor. You should have a nice wet, sticky dough when you're done.
  • Using your spatula, scrape dough into your mixing bowl and mix in chocolate chips.
  • Spoon onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data is for the entire recipe. Number of cookies will vary by how large you make them. Divide this data by the number of cookies you end up with.


Serving: 1batch | Calories: 1301kcal | Carbohydrates: 132g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 1350mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 71g | Calcium: 574mg | Iron: 6.6mg

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  1. Would saying there are 10 servings be unrealistic? I was wanting to run the recipe through the calorie counter for recipes at and it needs to know servings. I just found your site from another blog I read and have signed up. I can see I need to set aside some time to come back and read it all.
    Also, do you get the grain sweetened chips at a food coop or Whole Foods or do you have to order them? I live in a pretty rural area and don’t think I’ve ever seen them at the grocery store.
    thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Hi Billie!

      I’m guessing that by 10 servings, you are referring to 10 cookies? I mean, you can really make them any size. So if you want to make 10 cookies with the recipe, then just size them accordingly. And then you would have 10 servings. I hope that makes sense.

      I get the grain sweetened chips at Whole Foods (they have them in packages in the baking isle), or at a coop here in San Francisco called Rainbow Grocery where I can buy them in bulk. (Much cheaper!) You won’t find them in any regular grocery store. But man are they good!

      Let me know how you like them! So glad you found my blog!

      Take care,

  2. Jenn Givler says:

    OMG – these are FABULOUS. I Love love love these cookies!! The perfect thing to combat my sweet tooth 🙂

    AND – they are soooo easy to make – double bonus!

    Thanks Tiffany! Can’t wait for the dessert e-book 😉

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I’m so glad you like them! They were so yummy. I haven’t made them since, and my son keeps asking for them. I guess I should bake up another batch!

  3. Jenn Givler says:

    Ok, one more comment here – my daughter INSISTED that I e-mail this recipe to her teacher… they were THAT good!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:


  4. bridget {bake at 350} says:

    These look FABULOUS!!! Wow! Thank you for linking up! 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      My pleasure! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Have you been able to find chocolate chips that aren’t sweetened with white sugar? Any tips? I’d love to make these for my BF who is addicted to cookies.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Becky – Yes! Here is a link to the company. You’d have to contact them to see if they distribute to any local stores near you. But I believe you can also order from their web site.

      (link no longer working)

  6. Ooh! Time to investigate! Thanks!

  7. What can you substitute the wheat pastry flour with if you have a gluten interance?? I would love to try these but I will not be able to use the recommend wheat flour.. Any suggestions.?..

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jen – My sister-in-law was just telling me about a package of gluten-free flour from Bob’s Red Mill. She bakes a lot of stuff by replacing it with that flour. You can google the company to find out if they sell in your area. It’s a mix of several gluten-free flours. She says it works well.

      I wish I could be more help than that, but I’m not familiar with gluten-free cooking. So sorry.

  8. I’m making these right now. They are baking as I type…the dough tastes good so I imagine the cookie will too. I did find the chocolate chips you were talking about at Wegmans in their natural foods/organic section. So if you live near one, you can find the cholcolate chips there!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Carrie – Thanks for sharing the link! Hope you enjoy the cookies!

  9. These cookies are amazing! I am one of the biggest sweet tooth junkie I know and it seems to always be my downfall on eating clean but with the help of these cookies…I’m well on my way.
    Thank you for sharing your gifts and passion with us.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jamm – I’m so glad you like them! If I hadn’t given up baking until the holidays, I’d probably make a batch now. lol

  10. These cookies are amazing! Thank you for sharing your gifts and passion with us.

  11. Question…can you substitute walnuts instead of almonds? I didn’t know if that would work or not? Thanks for the recipe…I just started eating clean and I just love your site!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Alicia – Happy to have you as a reader! Yes, walnuts will work just as well.

  12. Thanks so much 🙂 I made these yesterday and the kids just loved them! Im making your meatball recipe tonight 🙂 It looks great!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Alicia – The meatballs are so so yummy. You’re gonna love them! Glad you enjoyed the cookies!

  13. These look good-I’m always looking for healthier baked goods for my kids! A quick question, i’ve seen a few of your recipes calling for cooked oatmeal. Is that just plain oatmeal made with water, then measured per the recipe?? I’ve never seen it in recipes before checking your site out 😉 Thanks so much for sharing through your wonderful site~

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jodi – Yes. Just oats and water cooked according to package directions. I will say that when I use cooked oats, it’s generally steel cut. The only time I use quick cook oats is in my protein bars (otherwise it would be like chewing hay! lol)

      But yes, oats and water. That’s it!

  14. Wow these sound great! I love finding new and healthier ways to eat the things that I love! I cannot wait to make them, I think they are going to be a huge hit with my family. We just love Cookie Recipes and I especially love when I can make something that I know is a healthier treat for them. I work with Better Recipes so I am always looking at new recipes and I think my most favorite are the ones that take something ordinary and give it a healthy twist.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lauren – Hope you enjoy them!

  15. Thank you so much for this! im making these for a class project in which we have to do a 5 min presentation about our selves. Im really into healthy eating and living so these cookies will be perfect!
    thank you thank you thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sydney – You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  16. cooked oatmeal in the recipe doesn’t mean you cook it and then add it, it means cooked oats right?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Heather – It means they have to be fully cooked before you add them to the recipe. I just used the oats I had made for breakfast that morning.

  17. Sorry, just read back a few…noticed my question has been asked…making them now!!!

  18. Hello there from Canada.
    We have been eating clean for the past 3-4 months…100%, well except for one treat on Fridays.
    I have to say, this is by far the best thing I have ever eaten, clean or not.
    I really enjoy your site and visit it regularly. Thank you for being 100% clean!! Keep up the clean work.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shari – Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a note. I appreciate the feedback and am so glad that you enjoyed my recipe and blog. Have a great day!

  19. A couple of my ‘normal’ grocery stores carry Sunspire grain sweetened chcolate chips so people may find them if they look in the health aisle. They are $5 abag you need to make sure you want to use them. LOL

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shelly – Fabulous! I think they are becoming more and more popular, which is great!

  20. Stephanie says:

    These cookies are great! And the dough is too. I added the chocolate chips before the oats had completely cooled, so they had melted before they even hit the cookie sheet! Doubled the recipe, but could have quadrupled it!! My son is completely licking the bowl now!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Stephanie – Stephanie – So glad you liked them! I’d had to not make them simply because I can’t stop eating them when I do! lol

  21. Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe!! It is so good and makes it possible to eat clean consistently. Fantastic!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rachel – You’re welcome! Enjoy!

  22. made these last night, to – die – for

    the best part, after 2 I was satisfied – even though I ate 3 😉

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Holly – So happy you enjoyed them! But careful, they can get to be a little addictive.

  23. could almond butter substitute for the almonds in the food processor? I don’t have a food processor.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Clarisse – I wouldn’t. I would just chop them by hand as fine as you can get them.

  24. Tangy @ A Taste of Tangy says:

    I just made these (and blogged about it…made a link to your page!) and they really hit the spot!! Mine didn’t quite look like yours but I ended up with 6 cute little cookies. I used walnuts instead of almonds (all I had today!) and 1 packet of stevia in place of the agave/honey and now I kind of want to try this combo next time I cook myself a bowl of oatmeal!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tangy – Ha! Ya, that would be one fantastic bowl of oatmeal! Thanks for the link!

  25. OMG these are ABSOLUTELY awesome… so easy too! can’t wait to try the German Oatmeal Cookies they seem just as easy! my husband and i are eating clean w/ a cheat every now and then such as this.. even though it isn’t a cheat @ all! but just trying to keep the extra sugar low and to a special time makes it that much more amazing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mere – Fabulous! I’m so happy you enjoyed them! Funny how good something tastes when it’s reserved for a special occasion.

  26. These cookies are fantastic! I’ve been making them as my weekly “cheat” treat and I love them! Thank you for making a clean “cheat”, lol! I can’t wait to make these for friends and family during the holidays.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katy – Fantastic! They do make for a fabulous cheat! lol

  27. This is the 3rd “treat” I’ve made for my exercise class and of course, your recipes never disappoint! I’m trying to teach them that eating clean is not only a very important component to staying fit, but it can also be very yummy!! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Ali – That’s fabulous! What a wonderful ( and tasty ) way to teach a good lesson!

  28. I can’t WAIT to make these! I do not have a food processor (yet)… can I mix all the ingredients in my KitchenAid Stand Mixer? Thank you for always having such great reciepes!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelly – You may have to mix a little longer, but it should work okay. Enoy!

  29. shirley borgerding says:

    made a double recipe of chocolate chip cookies for company and they never came because of the snow. How do I freshen them?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shirley – Oh boy. I’ve never had that happen. I would imagine that a few minutes in the oven would help. Make sure the oven is good and hot when you put the cookies in there (350 F.) and leave them in for about 5 minute. Then check them. Hope that helps!

  30. Love the web site!!!

    Teaching myself how to cook and decided clean eating is the way to go. 🙂

    Quick question my son is allergic to nuts. Any suggestions for a substitute for the almonds?



    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Tina – I’ve never tried, but you could increase the flour and oats to equal the amounts of nuts (and even a few extra chocolate chips!) . But again, I’ve never tried. Wish I could be more help with this.

  31. I’m so excited to try these!! Will regular whole wheat flour work, or do I have to use pastry flour?


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Karina – It will work, but the cookies will have a slightly coarser texture. Enjoy!

  32. Christine says:

    I was wondering if you have ever tried this cookie recipe as a gluten free one? Maybe substituting the whole wheat flour for soy or rice flour? I have a friend who can’t have gluten and so i thought i’d ask! Thanks for your very interesting and funny blogs!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christine – I have not tried them that way. But I would imagine it might work well with rice flour perhaps. It’s certainly worth a shot!

  33. I made these following your recipe and thought they were a tad too sweet for my tastes. I made them again subbing 3 T. unsweetened applesauce for the agave and they were perfect for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennie – That’s wonderful! I’m glad you were able to make the recipe work for you! I’m admittedly a sweets lover, so it’s entirely possible that you are not the only person who will find them to be too sweet. But I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

  34. once again…im in luv luv <3. these have to be the best choco chip cookies i have ever eaten. i did use whole wheat flour thoe..worked great. thanks for sharing your talents tiffany. im up to 60 % clean about. trying to covert the whole family but i consider it a work in progress..

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Desiree – That’s wonderful!! I’m glad they worked out with the regular WW flour. Keep up the great work!

  35. Rice flour works great as the whole wheat substitute (as long as it’s not the only flour) but in this recipe it turns out fantastic!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erin – Good to know!! Thanks so much for letting me know!

  36. I have an allergy to almonds. Is there anything that could be used in this recipe (as well as ones that contain almond butter) as a substitute?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amanda – Any nuts or nut butters will work for this. Feel free to substitute with something you can have. They should still turn out well. If you can’t find a nut butter made from a nut you can have, simply put some whole nuts in a food processor to make your own. It’s pretty easy.
      Hope that helps!

  37. Hey! I have a challenge for you…I’ve got a craving going for some of those delicious peanut buttery, caramely Scotcharoos and I’m dying to find a cleaner, reduced fat and sugar way of making them! So far I’ve thought up using Kashi whole grain puff cereal in place of rice krispies, and Bell Plantation PB2 in place of the peanut butter..but I’m stumped when it comes to cutting down the sugar and corn syrup to get that really gooey texture that I love…any ideas? Would honey do it? Let me know what you think!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jaclyn – The best substitute for corn syrup is brown rice syrup. It’s the closest you’ll ever get without using corn syrup. Good luck! Let me know how they turn out!

  38. I have just discovered your blog and I love it!
    I made these last night with sultanas instead of chocolate chips and they are delicious. I don’t have a full-sized food processor but this amount fit nicely into my little Braun chopper. One quantity made 12 small cookies, and they are really filling. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Maria – Welcome to my blog! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes! Please let me know if you have any questions.

  39. Love the your blog!! I tried this tonight and they didn’t come out correct. They didn’t expand at all. I’ll have to give them another try 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jen – They don’t expand a ton. There will be a little spread, but not much. Did they taste okay?

  40. no they didn’t really taste good! After reading all the great reviews, I must of did something wrong…hehe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jenn – Maybe you mismeasured something? I promise, they are worth a second try!

  41. I totally believe you 🙂 I will definitely try again!

  42. i made these cookies, but they definitely don’t look like the picture! they are much darker in appearance……did you not add as much cinnamon? I but in the 1 tsp that the recipe called for…..not sure what is going on….also found it hard to tell if they were cooked….the picture looks as though they are slightly browned, but with mine, they were so dark you could even tell!….maybe i’m doing something wrong? ….still tasted great though!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Randi – My best guess would be that the chocolate melted a bit. Were the oats warm/hot when you blended everything?

  43. I’d love to make these for my family. But my son is allergic to all nuts and nut butters. He can’t have anything that has even looked at a nut…what is the substitute? Thanks.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Val – Hmmm. You might try some oats to replace the nuts. Also, perhaps a few tbsp. of wheat germ to get the consistency correct. I’ll give it a try myself to see if I can come up with a nut-free version.

  44. Yes, I was thinking oats and maybe some applesauce to try and match the consistency. Eating clean with a nut allergy poses a certain amount of challenges. I guess the fun part will be “eating” my mistakes:) he he he

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Val – lol! Ya, that part is always fun. I do have a “nut-free” section on my blog, though admittedly, I’m still adding more to that section.

  45. Michelle of Chellbellz says:

    what if i don’t have a food processor???

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – Try a blender.

  46. Michelle of Chellbellz says:

    I’m making these now! I was really soupy I added a little more Flour to it.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Michelle – Shouldn’t be soupy. Something is wrong.

  47. I don’t have a food processor can a blender or a hand mixer work.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Amy – a blender will probably do the trick. Enjoy!

  48. Lisalschmitz says:

    Have you tried baking these using those plastic baking sheets that cover the pan instead of parchment?

    1. Anonymous says:

      Lisa – No, I haven’t, sorry.

  49. This was really yummy. I used 3 packets of Stevia instead of honey because I was afraid the honey would have too strong of a taste. I got 12 small cookies out of it. I’ll probably use less chocolate chips next time and add a little water or almond milk to the mix as it was a bit dry but this is a keeper. I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the fact that this is clean makes it even better!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Nikki – Ya, if you took the honey out (liquid) and added stevia (dry), then that would offset the balance and make the cookies dry. But I’m glad they turned out yummy!

      1. Duh! Didn’t even think of that! 🙂 I’ll try it with agave next time which has a less of a distinct taste than honey.

        1. Anonymous says:

          Nikki – Good idea! Hope you enjoy them!

  50. Anonymous says:

    Reading all the comments about substituting the almonds, I think I’m missing something here but maybe it’s because I’ve never used a food processor? Are the almonds supposed to be chopped or something first? I’d be using a blender? Am I supposed to just use the stir setting on the blender. Sorry to be so clueless.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Anon – No worries! The reason I used a processor is to get the almonds ground into a finer consistency. A blender will work, but you’ll need to really work to get an even consistency. They should be more like an almond meal than chopped almonds.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Meal – that was the word I was looking for. Okay, I promised my son I’d try to make him dessert tomorrow, so I hope he doesn’t cringe when he hears it’s “healthy” cookies. Trust me. He’ll know. He likes to read recipes 🙂

        1. Anonymous says:

          Anon – Then downplay it! Don’t mention the word healthy. Good luck!

  51. Greg Schommer says:

    I need to find what I can eat after 7pm that will not wreck my blood reading

    1. Anonymous says:

      Greg – Meat and veggies. Works for me every time. Though if you can stop eating AT 7pm, you’ll see a difference too. Do you work a late shift or something?

  52. Mamatotex says:

    About how many cookies does this recipe make? Did I miss that information? They look delicious. I stumbeled onto your site when I did a search for blueberry yogurt popsicles. 🙂

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mamatotex – Depends on how big you make the cookies. But if you don’t double the recipe, it makes a very small batch, which can sometime be a good thing! lol

  53. Anonymous says:

    Coley – No, I’ve never made my own. Maybe some day. For now, there are two that I have used. One is a grain sweetened chip from Whole Foods carries them. The second one is a bulk item at my local health food store and is both grain sweetened as well as dairy free. I use that most often due to dairy allergies. Hope that helps!

  54. Bellisario5 says:

    We have a serious treenut allergy in our house – any suggestions for a good substitute for the almonds? Thanks!

    1. Anonymous says:

      The almonds give them cookies some structure. You could try whole wheat pastry flour. That might work.

  55. MMmmm. New family fav. These are absolutely delicious. Crispy outside but moist in the centre. Even hubby gave them a 9/10 & he’s not a biscuit lover!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Feisch – Yay!!! I’m so happy the hubby liked them! Thanks for the feedback!

  56. heidibaldini says:

    gonna get ingredients today and make them with the kiddos~

    1. Anonymous says:

      Heidi – Great! Hope you enjoy them!

      1. Leenoesmom says:

        Ive been hunting for the c chips..where did you find yours?

        1. Anonymous says:

          Leenoesmom – I found mine at Whole Foods. You can go to the product web site. They might have a store locator, I’m not sure. But I know you can order from them online. Hope that helps!

  57. Stephanie says:

    I tried these today, but only had regular chocolate peanut butter chips, so I used them. I might try and find some of the grain sweetened chips. I don’t have an electric food processor, just a manual one, so my almonds didn’t get as ground up. I also cooked my oatmeal in almond milk and used whole wheat white flour. They taste yummy!

    1. Anonymous says:

      Stephanie – Oh wonderful!! I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

  58. Anonymous says:

    Alyce – That’s wonderful! I’m so happy you enjoyed them!

  59. Anonymous says:

    Eva – I used quick cook oats. They tend to do better in baking.

  60. Anonymous says:

    Julie – You could try a blender, but it won’t do as good a job. They should still be tasty though!

  61. Anonymous says:

    Asmita – If you use whole wheat pastry flour, you don’t need the AP flour. It’s a great way to “clean things up”.

  62. This recipe is missing something. The only fluids in it are the honey and vanilla. It says the batter will be sticky, it was dry. Not enough fluids to moisten it

    1. Anonymous says:

      Mary – Did you cook the oatmeal first? It’s supposed to be cooked. That’s what gives it it’s moisture.

  63. Anonymous says:

    Dandan – LOL!! I’m glad you were still able to eat them. They are tasty cookies for sure!

  64. Anonymous says:

    Eliza – Haha!!! Ya, there’s a reason the recipe only makes a few!

  65. could i sub almond meal/flour (instead of grinding whole almonds) since i don’t have a food processor?

  66. Anonymous says:

    Jackie – Glad you enjoyed them! I don’t make them very often because they truly are addicting!

  67. Anonymous says:

    Julie – Glad you enjoyed them!

  68. Anonymous says:

    Selina – I would recommend a different recipe. I don’t know the first thing about gluten free baking. I’m sorry.

  69. Anonymous says:

    Tn – Welcome! I hope you enjoy the cookies!

  70. Anonymous says:

    Layla – There is a big difference in the gluten content as well as the texture. Regular whole wheat flour will create a more dense and bready product. Look for the Bob’s Redmill brand. They are the most common brand.

  71. Anonymous says:

    Guest – I’ve never tried it, but I don’t see why not.

  72. graciouspantry says:

    Calahan – Glad you enjoyed them!

  73. graciouspantry says:

    Sbroverman – Fabulous!

  74. graciouspantry says:

    Arenz – the oats would have to be cooked, but I think they would still provide a different texture. It would certainly still taste good though.

  75. graciouspantry says:

    April – Haha! Yes, they are quite addictive. Glad you enjoyed them!

  76. graciouspantry says:

    Marcy – I get them at Whole Foods. But you can also order them online at The flour is the Bob’s Redmill brand and the chocolate chips are by SunSpire.

  77. graciouspantry says:

    Hollie – You can try it, but pecans have more moisture than almond do. Worth a shot though!

  78. graciouspantry says:

    Hollie – Definitely!

  79. graciouspantry says:

    Kelsey – No worries. Yes, just cook your oats to package directions. Then make the cookies.

  80. graciouspantry says:

    Jess – Yes.

  81. graciouspantry says:

    Cyndi – No.

  82. graciouspantry says:

    Amanda – Yes.

  83. graciouspantry says:

    Dara – I use for figuring data.

  84. Christine Van Overbeke Dawes says:

    Score one for the gluten free world. Made these clean & gluten free :O) Used Bob’s Red Mill GF oats….. almonds no salt…. and ground flax seed instead of wheat flour. Also double batch in a 9 x 13 pan. YAY!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Christine – Fantastic!! Glad it worked out!

  85. graciouspantry says:

    Kmdc – No, I’m sorry. I’ve heard of something called Sun Butter that people rave about. But I have no idea if that would work for you or not. Wish I could be more help.

  86. graciouspantry says:

    Rj – I could be wrong, but I think somebody here tried it with all flour. They subbed more flour in place of the nuts and it turned out pretty good. Again, not positive, but worth a shot!

  87. graciouspantry says:

    Kat – I would start off with 1/3 cup flour and add more as needed. Remember, the dough should be sticky.

  88. graciouspantry says:

    Josh – It will depend on how many you make from one batch of dough.

  89. Tried this recipe with some modifications.. we are gluten free so I used ground flax in place of the whole wheat flour and my kids dont like nuts in things ( will eat half a bag of them by themselves, go figure) so I added a scoop of Raw almond butter.. These were awsome.. thank you so much.. always looking for “healty” treats.. found you on FB and have been in love ever since.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Thanks so much! I’m glad everyone enjoyed them!

  90. graciouspantry says:

    Guest – Yes. There is some debate over whether agave is clean, but yes, you can substitute in equal amounts.

  91. graciouspantry says:

    I wouldn’t.

  92. I would love to try these cookies but I am having trouble finding the SunSpire choc. chips. I was told they have been discontinued. I cannot order them off Amazon or the SunSpire website and the Whole Foods store doesn’t have them. Is there another brand that I could use that would be easier to find?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Laura – There is another brand I use but I purchase it in the bulk section. I’ll try to call the store and find out what brand it is. SunSpire should be able to tell you where else they sell in your area though, even if you can’t buy through them.

  93. THESE WERE SO YUMMY!! I also added a 1/2 T of cocoa powder to amp up the chocolate so they were like chocolate, chocolate chip cookies. SO GOOD! Thank you for allowing me to eat desserts (that are a million times better than any of the processed junk I was eating before)!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Glad you enjoyed them!

  94. Angela Bowe says:

    These look great! I did not wait for my oatmeal to cool though and the chocolate chips melted in the dough. 🙁

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Oh dear. Well, hopefully they were still tasty!

  95. graciouspantry says:

    Ya, probably the best thing to do. Enjoy!

  96. graciouspantry says:

    Awesome! Glad you enjoyed them!

  97. greenfairy84 says:

    Wow these are FAB! Admittedly I cannot stop myself from eating a whole batch in one go but hey, they are clean after all 🙂

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Haha!!! That’s what I always tell myself too. 🙂

  98. graciouspantry says:

    Glad you enjoyed them! Yes, it could have been the flour. But these don’t spread a lot anyway. Probably best to shape them slightly prior to baking.

  99. anonymous says:

    I used chocolate whey instead on the flour and they turned out great

  100. My batch only made 7 cookies!
    is that normal?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yes. I did that on purpose. I stated it in the recipe as well. Double up if you want a larger batch. I eat too many of them if they are around, so I cut down on the recipe to only make a few. 🙂

  101. graciouspantry says:

    I don’t see why not.

  102. graciouspantry says:

    Pumpkin would add a lot more moisture. You could play around with it, but I question if they would bake properly.

  103. graciouspantry says:

    Fantastic! Enjoy!

  104. graciouspantry says:

    I’m confused. There is whole wheat pastry flour in this recipe. Did you mean something else?

  105. Try spelt flour too! I avoid any wheat/wheat flour! This recipe was AMAZING!

  106. Our new Christmas Santa cookies!!! Thank you so much for these!!!

  107. Thanx for the recipe. The best part is that it’s almost fat free! 🙂

  108. graciouspantry says:

    They should be fine. Enjoy!

  109. graciouspantry says:

    You can just leave it out. 🙂

  110. What a great cookie. It was my first clean cookie recipe and it has me hooked!

  111. Cortney Murphy says:

    Where can I find grain sweetened chocolate chips? These look and sound amazing!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to try!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      The ones I used were by SunSpire. You’d have to contact them to see where they sell in your area. may have other brands, not sure. I’ll have to research that.

  112. So u cook oatmeal then measure out 1/3c ?

  113. These were fabulous. And the only reason I say “were” is because they are GONE!! I accidentally used oatmeal that was fresh off the stove, and my chips semi-melted before baking……turned into chocolate chocolate chip cookies :). Can’t wait to make more!! Thank you for all of your recipes!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Awesome! So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

  114. Can you sub almond butter for the almonds? If so, what measurement should I use? Very excited to try this recipe!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      I don’t recommend it, but you could certainly give it a try. Not sure on the measurements. Maybe just slightly shy of the equal amount?

  115. Carmen Cay says:

    I made these tonight and they are A M A Z I N G. I love the thick texture. I added the chocolate chips too soon so they turned out looking and tasting like brownies…which is totally fine with me.

  116. When u say cooked is it 1/3 c dry oats cooked in 2/3 water like directions on package?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      No, I mean 1/3 cup oats that are already cooked. I had leftovers in the fridge. 🙂

  117. Mine were pretty good but… I didn’t have vanilla so I used almond extract and I think that’s where it went weird. It was just too nutty for my liking! I added in some flax seed and coconut bits and they blended in well. I mixed by hand because I was feeling lazy… Does the food processor help with the chunkiness? Thanks for the recipe will try again with vanilla!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Not sure what you mean by chunkiness. Sounds like something definitely went wrong there though. I definitely do not recommend using almond extract in these. You’re right, way too nutty!

  118. Hi! I was just wondering if you ever found a workaround for the nuts. I was reading through the comments. My daughter has an allergy to them.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      No, not yet. But I have a lot of cookie recipes. Hopefully one of them will work for you?

  119. Oh my goodness! Just made these and they were terrific! Subbed gluten free all purpose flour for the WW Pastry & reduced honey to 2 tablespoons. They were out of this world! Totally conquered the sweet craving. Thanks so much for another great recipe!

  120. Tonia Miller says:

    I made these for Superbowl, and they were devoured! Super delicious!!!

  121. I was wondering if the almonds were chopped or kept whole in this recipe?

  122. OK, after reading through the recipe more closely, I realize the almonds are in the processed dough. Thanks.

  123. I made these tonight, and they were sooo good! We’ve been eating clean for about a month now, and these were the perfection solution for my sweet tooth! My youngest son, who’s 1, has milk, soy, and corn intolerances, so this was his first time trying a cookie of any sort. He loved it! Thanks for a great recipe!!

  124. What is the nutritional information? It’s not showing up when I pull up the recipe.

    Thanks and can’t wait to make these!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      It varies depending on how big you make your cookies. You can enter the recipe into a nutrition calculator when you know how many you have.

  125. Baked these with my 3 year old to pass a rainy afternoon today. AH-MAZING! I had some serious doubts, but holy moly!

    Did mine using a blender and everything blended up really nicely. So neat how the almonds and oatmeal combine together to make dough. I had no idea what this would look like, but it was delicous. My toddler and I were licking the bowl!

    I doubled the recipe and think 6 T of honey was too much. Will definitely cut back next time.

    My oatmeal was still warm when I added in the chocolate chips, so some of them melted and chocolate “swirl” cookies. . .so yummy.

    I cheated and used 1/2 regular choc chip with the grain sweetened. I chickened out last minute because I was afraid my toddler wouldn’t like them. Next time, I’m going to try to use the grain sweetened only.

    Great recipe! Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Nikki – My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂

  126. Hello, can you tell me are these cookies crunchy or soft? Where do you find grain chocolate chips?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Shirley – They are soft. I used the SunSpire brand chips from Whole Foods, but you can also order them online from Amazon.

  127. What can I use instead of wheat flour to make these gluten free?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Brenda – You could try using almond flour or gluten free oat flour, but I haven’t tried it myself, so I’m not sure how it would turn out.

  128. Great recipe , but I would use 1/8 cup spelt flour instead of whole wheat , I stopped using modern wheat flour since I’ve read William Davis’ Book: “What Belly”…. really scary .
    Thanx for the recipe.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Mey – But isn’t spelt roughly the same? I realize it’s an ancient grain, but hasn’t it been just as tampered with?

  129. do you use whole almonds or sliced almonds?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Bailey – Doesn’t matter. You put everything in a food processor, so it grinds everything up anyway.

  130. Catherine says:

    Can I substitute spelt flour for the whole wheat flour?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Catherine – I haven’t tried it, but I would think it should work fine.

  131. Oh these look so yummy, sadly my son is allergic to peanuts and is on a strict no nut (all nut) diet. Also, no eggs. 🙁
    Consider adding another recipe?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Katrina – I can give it a shot, sure.

  132. I never seen grain chocolate chips but can I used dark chocolate.Thank for sharing!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Lillie – Sure.

  133. On day 3 of clean eating and I made these tonight and they are so delicious!! But the best part is that my 4 young children liked them too… Win-Win 🙂 Thanks for all you do I would not have been able to start this journey without you and your website!!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Angie – My pleasure! Mini Chef loves them too!

  134. Erena DiGonis says:

    I’m always looking for healthy dessert recipes – can’t wait to try this!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Erena – Let me know how you like them!

  135. Do you think it would work to substitute carob chips for the chocolate chips?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Keriann – Sure!

  136. Definitely going to try these!!! I just started my whole family on the clean eating lifestyle, and my husband and children are not thrilled. So, I think if I keep finding recipes that don’t seem so “healthy” they might jump on the bandwagon 100%, and not fight me on this. I did find the Grain Sweetened Chocolate Chips on Wal-Mart’s website, they’re in bulk, but it comes out to $5.85/10 oz. bag. That seems reasonable…doesn’t it?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Laura – Wow! That’s an amazing price! I may have to check that out myself! 😀

  137. Hi!
    Can you tell me where to purchase “grain sweetened chocolate chips”??
    Thank you

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Paula – I used to get them at Whole Foods. But they don’t carry them any longer. However, you can still get them on Amazon, or contact the company to find out where they sell in your area.

  138. Jessica W says:

    I love your site and am still very new to clean eating…Have been doing ok and eating 60-70% clean… Is there a difference between whole wheat pastry flour and regular whole wheat flour? I am a baker and want to make cookies for my home but dont want to fall off my clean eating just for a sweet tooth. Thanks!

  139. Would these work without the oatmeal? I like oatmeal just wodering if that makes it more like a oatmeal cho chip cookie or not…

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Khadijah – Not really. I mean, you could substitute something I’m sure. But I’m not sure what…

  140. I have more of a salt tooth. However when I do have the urge for something sweet I rarely have the ingredients to make anything to curb it. I live in rural Canada and sometimes do not have the access to sugar free baking ingredients if my pantry is empty. Can I substitute unsweetened bakers chocolate chopped up? Or carob chips? Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Robin – Sure!

  141. Hi there! If I use almond meal would the measurement be the same? 2/3 cup?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Zarah – Not quite, but I think you could get away with it. Maybe just use a scant 2/3 cup. Better to use less and slowly add more than to add too much right away.

  142. Hi there! I just tried making these and not sure where I went wrong…I didn’t use almonds and instead of pastry flour just used regular flour. From reading others comments, that should have been ok right?

    They were really dark, and very mushy, almost runny…. Any suggestions? I want to try them again tomorrow!


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sarah – You can’t sub with regular flour because it doesn’t absorb as much liquid and the whole grain flour. That’s probably why they were runny. And the almonds give them some bulk.

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