Chocolate Oat Cookies Recipe

A Healthy Lunch Box Treat

Chocolate Oat Cookies Recipe

These chocolate oat cookies are definitely one of my favourites. They take 5 minutes to prepare, using just a bowl and a spoon. They make a fantastic lunch box treat for the kids. I always pack extras for them to give to their friends.


1 egg
1/2 cup (125 ml) rice bran oil
1/2 cup (150 g) honey
1/4 cup (60 ml) water
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 cup (50 g) desiccated coconut
1/2 cup (50 g) rolled oats
1 1/4 cups (200 g) wholemeal (whole wheat) self-raising flour
1/3 cup (45 g) finely chopped 70% dark chocolate

  Preheat oven to 160°C (315°F) fan-forced.

Mix the egg and oil together. Add honey and water, and mix until dissolved. Add cocoa powder.

Stir in the coconut, rolled oats and flour until combined, and then add the chopped chocolate.

Leave mixture to stand for 5 minutes to become less sticky, then roll into small balls and flatten between the palms of your hands. Line tray with baking paper, then place the cookies on the tray.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and place cookies on a cake rack to cool.

Makes 18

Thanks to YMC Foodie of the Week, Emily Rose, for sharing this healthy cookie recipe.

Emily Rose lives in Melbourne, Australia. She is the mother of four young children, aged 4, 8, 11 and 13. Emily is the author of Have Your Cake and Healthy Home Cooking for Kids where all recipes are made with no butter, no white flour and no added sugar, yet still taste as yummy as traditional alternatives. Emily loves to cook and create delicious, healthy food for her family and friends.