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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast cookies, gluten free cookies, healthy cookies, hidden veggies, oatmeal cookies, spinach cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 75kcal

Ingredients

  • 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)**

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

*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

Nutrition

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