Chocolate Chip Spinach Cookies
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Spinach Cookies are soft, chewy and a delicious way to get greens in! Made with rolled oats, they’re easy to make gluten free and are naturally dairy-free. Kid-approved and the perfect healthy dessert, snack or even breakfast cookie!
Servings: 24 cookies
- 2 1/2 cups rolled oats divided (make sure they are certified gluten free if that is important)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder aluminum-free suggested
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 1 cup loosely packed spinach
- 1 cup mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips (+ more for sprinkling on top if desired)**
Preheat your oven to 350 ℉ and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
In your blender, combine 2 cups oats, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Pulse until mixture resembles a flour. Pour into a medium bowl and set aside
In your now empty blender, combine mashed banana, spinach, eggs, oil, syrup/honey and vanilla. Blend until smooth and spinach is pureed.
Pour the spinach mixture from the blender into the bowl with the oat flour mixture. Stir until batter has an even consistency.
Fold in last 1/2 cup of rolled oats and chocolate chips.
Using a heaping tablespoon or cookie scoop, portion the batter out onto the prepared baking sheets. Use the back of the spoon or scoop to gently spread out batter into a circle shape.
Top with extra chocolate chips if desired.*
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden on the edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Enjoy immediately or cool completely and store in an air-tight container in fridge for up to 5 days or in freezer for a month.
*nutritional information calculated without additional chocolate chips for topping.
** chocolate chips often contain dairy. If dairy-free is important, be sure to select a dairy-free brand
Serving: 1cookies | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg