Gluten-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I’m angry, I bake. When I’m happy, I bake. When I’m sad, I bake. When I’m anxious, I bake. So you’d think I’d have this long list of baking masterpieces I’ve created over the years. Well, there’s a list but it looks a little like this:

  • Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

You get the picture. I love a good, mindless activity when my emotions run deep. So, creating the same recipe over-and-over again (I don’t even use measuring utensils anymore) is therapeutic for me. There’s also nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie. Am I right? And my friend’s, co-workers, and family haven’t minded the repetition either!

With this being said, you would think the blog would have been filled with different chocolate chip cookie variations by now. I’m so sorry I’ve left you out of my experimentation for so long! Don’t worry, things are changing. Go ahead, call me the Cookie Monster. It’s begun!

oatmeal walnut chocolate chip cookies pinterest

This past weekend I needed to get my mind off a few things. So I came up with a new gluten-free, refined sugar-free recipe for a healthy, yet decadent cookie. It’s full of natural protein from almonds, healthy fats from egg and walnuts, potassium from bananas, and anti-oxidants from dark chocolate (oh yaaasss).

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 20 cookies


1.5 cup almond flour

1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated Stevia
1 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
2 mashed bananas

1 cup Earth Balance softened

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Combine almond flour, oats, baking powder, Stevia, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl.

3. Combine egg, mashed bananas, Earth Balance, and vanilla extract with a hand or electric whisk in a large mixing bowl.

4. Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry with a hand or electric whisk until fully combined.

5. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.

7. Spoon small to medium sized scoops of the dough onto the baking sheet.

8. Bake for 9-12 minutes.

9. Remove from oven and let cool before digging in!

What’s your go-to mindless task when you’re upset, anxious, or bored? Tell me in the comment box below!

Health and happiness,



[wdi_feed id=”1″]

Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. Your awesome cookies need to be in my cookie jar! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you will come back and visit us again real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. You can count on it ?! Let me know when you try them ?

  2. I’d go NUTS on these – if I could eat NUTS! 😉

    1. Haha aaawwww noooo!!! That would make me nutz ?

  3. These look absolutely amazing! i definitely need to try these asap!

    1. Thank you Kristy!! Hope you like them ?

  4. Baking is my best relief from stress as well! Love your healthier chocolate chip cookies. Pinned and sharing. Thank you so much for being a part of Hearth and Soul.

    1. Haha glad I’m not alone. Thank you April!!

  5. These look delicious!

  6. Yum! Do you bake and ship? I’ll take 2 dozen.

    1. Haha I don’t! But love the idea ? luckily these are super simple to make on your own too

  7. YUM. Love me some oatmeal chocolate anything. Great take on a classic cookie!

    1. Right?! I die for oats and chocolate lol

  8. Oh my, these sound so delicious!! I can’t wait to try them…love that they are gluten free too!!!

    1. Thank you Angela!! Let me know how they turn out for ya 🙂

  9. I’m always in the mood for some HEALTHY cookies 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  10. I’m all about the cookies! I love how healthy those are 🙂

    1. I’m all about dem cookies bout dem cookies ??. Thank you!

  11. Now this is how I want to start my day. Healthy cookies for breakfast!

    1. Right??! Nothing like dessert for breakfast haha

  12. Your comments about baking when angry/sad/happy made me giggle – I’m the same way. We bake a ton over here – my two year old even knows how to work the kitchenaid mixer, lol!

    1. Haha how cute!!! Glad I’m not the only emotional baker lol 😉

  13. Looks delicious! I love oatmeal cookies!

    1. Sooo good! You definitely want to give these a try!

  14. I agree nothing like a good cookie and I love oatmeal choc chip

    1. Nom nom nom! Cookies are the best

  15. Ohhh yum! I love walnuts in my cookies! These look delicious!

    1. Me too! Adding a crunch is always a good thing

  16. These look SO delicious!!

    1. Thank you! They taste even better 😉

  17. These look incredible! Pass me a glass of milk and I’m good to go!

    1. Haha yaaass!! They are so good with unsweetened almond milk ?

  18. I recently made some oatmeal cookies and I couldn’t help but think how wonderful they would taste with chocolate chips in them! I’m glad I stumbled onto your post because I will be making these in the future! I eat on my way to work so this is perfect for a breakfast snack that’s easy to eat while driving!


    1. Yay!!! Hope they come out as yummy for you as the did for me!

Leave a reply!