You guys, it’s ready! I have been working on this recipe for two years, and I am so thrilled to finally share the perfected version with you! I really LOVE my original oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I would eat those cookies every day if I could. The problem with that is that they’re loaded with sugar, so they need to be consumed sparingly. I set out to create healthy oatmeal cookies, and I made several batches that were pretty bad.
Finally, I discovered a PERFECT zero-calorie sweetener to complete my healthy oatmeal cookies. Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener is so good, and I’m so happy with it! Monk fruit extract is a natural sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. It bakes so much like sugar, so it’s truly the best sugar substitute I’ve ever used. Unlike some other sweeteners, monk fruit does not have a bad aftertaste. It’s just pure, natural sweetness. I’m a big fan!
How to make your delicious, healthy oatmeal cookies:
This recipe can be made in the same order as a normal cookie recipe. I was so happy when the sweetener whipped together with the butter so well. After you whip the butter and sweetener together, add the eggs and the vanilla and almond extracts. I highly recommend using pure vanilla extract because it has zero calories (and it makes everything so much more delicious).
Since I’m in love with almond extract, I decided to make this an almond-oatmeal cookie recipe by using almond flour. Another benefit is that almond flour is low-carb. It has a great texture, and I’m really happy with how it turned out in this recipe.
After you mix in the dry ingredients and the oats, you’ll be ready to bake! After my first batch, I gave in to my kids’ requests for chocolate chips and added them to the dough. The chocolate chips were not sugar-free, but they were so good that it was worth it! Each sugar-free cookie has about 100 calories, and each chocolate chip cookie has about 130 calories.
These cookies are definitely my favorite guilt-free treat! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Disclaimer: The author was recently hired by Lakanto at the time of writing. She was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are her own. The statements herein do not represent an official or unofficial position of Lakanto or its parent company.