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Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies

These Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!

Strawberry oat cookies on a wooden plate with a red background

These oat bites are one of the oldest recipes on the blog (and I actually forgot that they existed) (not in the T-Swift way, just in the I-have-the-memory-of-Dory way). But with Valentine’s Day coming up, I figured we could pull these tasty cookies from the depths – complete with new photos and more streamlined instructions!

I developed this recipe years ago, back when I first discovered podcasts. I was binging on a podcast that talked about ways to make desserts healthier (without necessarily jumping to Splenda – a staple in my pantry way back then).

And how do you make cookies that taste good without having added refined sugar? Or without eggs? Or without flour?

Oat and strawberry cookies on a baking sheet

How to make these healthier oatmeal cookies

As with most cookie recipes, we’ll assemble this batch of deliciousness by mixing the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients separately.

Wet: Bananas make the base of this recipe, providing structure and sweetness. Simply mash them with a fork or potato masher to form a chunky paste.

To that banana paste, we’ll add unsweetened applesauce (our egg replacement), vanilla, and honey (or maple syrup, for the vegan folks).

Chunks of bananas in a glass bowl on a red background
Using apple sauce in place of eggs for cookies

Dry: Next up, the dry ingredients! Rolled oats make the bulk of the cookies (learn about different types of oats), along with slivered almonds and chia seeds for texture, cinnamon, and ginger.

Oats, slivered almonds, chia seeds, and cinnamon in mixing bowl

Then just mix up the wet and dry, fold in diced strawberries, and enjoy! (Just kidding – you should definitely bake these…although the batter is safe to eat raw 😛).

Adding strawberries to healthy cookie dough

Drop spoonfuls onto a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at until golden brown, just 20 minutes or so. The result is an ultra-moist oatmeal cookie that you won’t feel guilty about eating for breakfast or dessert!

Oat and strawberry cookies on a baking sheet

These oat cookies are great served for a Valentine’s Day treat, added to your weekly vegetarian meal prep, or as a simple summer snack!

Strawberry oat cookies on a wooden plate with a red background
Strawberry oat cookies on a wooden plate with a red background

Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies

These Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies are a simple and delicious way to fill up with healthy whole grains and fruit to fuel you for hours!
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Course: Baked Goods, Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chia seed cookies, gluten-free cookies, oat bites, oat cookies, oatmeal cookies, vegan cookies, vegan oatmeal cookies
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July
Time: 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Sarah Bond
4.67 from 3 votes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 large bananas ripe
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp honey can sub maple syrup
  • 1 ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 8 large strawberries diced

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Wets: Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Mash the bananas into a paste, then mix in the applesauce, vanilla, and honey.
  • Dries: Mix together the oats, almonds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and ginger.
  • Combine: Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, then gently fold in the strawberries.
  • Bake: Drop spoonfuls onto a greased or lined cookie sheet – makes about 16. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

NOTES

Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week (these are great for throwing into your meal prep!)

NUTRITION

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 5.7g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Lauren | The Oatmeal Artist says:

    Hello! I’ve included this recipe in my list of oat-tactic recipes to check out in my Saturday round-up. Don’t worry: it’s simply a link that takes my readers to your fantastic blog. 🙂 Check it out! http://bit.ly/1O7e59y

    Have a great weekend!

    Lauren / The Oatmeal Artist

    1. Sarah says:

      Hey Lauren, thanks so much! Means a lot coming from a true Oatmeal Artist 🙂

  2. Jane says:

    This looks so delicious… I love making things with oats so I can’t wait to try this recipe!! 🙂 Plus it has strawberries… so there’s really no reason not to make them 😉

    1. Sarah says:

      Thanks, Jane!! 🙂 They’re pretty versatile too. You could sub in blueberries or chocolate chips for the strawberries (though it sounds like you’re set on the strawberries)!

  3. Karen says:

    Do you know what the fiber gram count is per serving? I need to know the net carbs per serving.

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Karen! Of the 15 g of carbs, 3.4 g are fiber (per 1 oat bite). This is 14% of your Daily Value of fiber in just a bite!If you’re trying to reduce sugar, you could try replacing the honey with a stevia sweetener or a reduced-calorie maple syrup.

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