Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free)
These Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies have golden crispy edges and a soft chewy center! They are truly the best gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever. They are loaded with dark chocolate chips for the ultimate gooey chocolaty cookie. You won’t even believe how easy these almond flour cookies are!
Why You’ll Love These Cookies
- They have the best chewy and crispy texture!
- The dark chocolate chips add the perfect amount of sweetness, intensity and flavor.
- These almond flour oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made in one bowl.
- This easy recipe takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
- This almond flour cookies recipe is much more healthy than traditional oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
- Unlike many gluten free cookies, these are made without xantham gum.
- They can be made with old fashioned oats or with steel cut oats.
- Feel free to make these with raisins or with another fun mix in!
- Check out this Chocolate Baked Oatmeal for your extra oats.
- This recipe is Gluten Free. For the Nut Free version, check out these Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies!
Blanched Almond Flour Versus Almond Meal
Blanched almond flour is made from ground up almonds whose skins have been removed. This flour is much lighter in color than almond meal. Due to the peeled skins, blanched almond flour is much less coarse than almond meal.
Blanched almond flour is highly recommended for baking. It is the basis of these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies and Banana Muffins with Almond Flour.
On the contrary, almond meal is made from ground up almonds with their skin on. Almond meal is darker in color and more coarse than blanched almond flour.
Both blanched almond flour and almond meal can be made at home. Using a blender, add almonds and blend until a powder is formed. This process usually takes several minutes. If you keep blending, you will end up with Homemade Almond Butter!
Nutritional Benefits & Uses of Almond Flour
Almonds and almond flour have many great health benefits. Almonds are a heart healthy fat. They are also abundant in protein, fiber, manganese, and Vitamin E.
Almond flour can be used in many different ways. It is a great option for Paleo and gluten free baking. In addition, it can be used in savory dishes like Meatloaf. Check out these Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies too! These are a great almond flour dessert!
Almond flour is sold in most grocery stores and on Amazon. It is located in the baking aisle of Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Hannaford, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and more.
How To Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl with stand mixer, mix butter and brown sugar for 1 minute.
Add in egg, vanilla and baking soda. Mix until combined.
Then, mix in almond flour and oats. Fold in dark chocolate chips.
Use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto lined baking pan.
Use your fingers to slightly flatten each ball of dough.
Then, bake for 9 minutes. Remove pan from oven and bang on countertops 2 to 3 times. To do this, drop pan a couple inches above countertop to release air bubbles.
Return to oven for another 2 to 3 minutes. Once cookies are set in the middle, remove from oven.
Allow almond flour cookies to cool on pan for 3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.
Expert Tips & Substitutions
To make the best almond flour oatmeal cookies, use old fashioned oats. They add a great texture to these cookies.
Don’t skimp on the chocolate chips! These cookies use less than 1 cup of brown or coconut sugar. The chocolate chips add some necessary sweetness.
Don’t skip the banging the pan on the countertop step. This really helps release air bubbles and allows the cookies to spread more.
Bake until the middles are JUST set. They will firm up while cooling.
How to Serve & Store
Serve almond flour cookies once they are cool enough to handle. They are delicious warm! These almond flour butter cookies are also great served with almond milk!
Store in fridge for up to 7 days. Store covered at room temperature for up to 7 days.
To freeze, wrap each individual gluten free almond cookie and freeze for up to 2 months.
Variations & Add Ins
While I love this cookie recipe with almond flour as is, here are some flavor variations. Add these to the dough before baking. For the version without oatmeal, check out these Almond Flour Cookies.
White chocolate chips
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of ground ginger
Frequently Asked Questions
Both old fashioned oats and steel cut oats work in this recipe. I suggest using old fashioned oats since they bake well and add more texture to these cookies.
No, almond flour and regular flour are VERY different. One cannot be substituted for the other.
Unfortunately no. Coconut flour and almond flour are significantly different.
Sure! Replace the butter with coconut oil or a Vegan butter substitute.
I haven’t tried an egg replacement, but my guess would be no. These cookies really rely on the eggs to bind them together.
This dough does not need to chill first. If you want to make the dough ahead of time, refrigerate it. Allow it to come to room temperature before scooping it and baking it.
Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. These cookies do freeze well!
Gluten Free Oats
These oatmeal cookies with almond flour utilize gluten free oats. Choosing the right kind of gluten free oats is important!
Gluten free old fashioned rolled oats are the best for these oats almond cookies. They are large enough to add some texture and chewiness.
While steel cut oats work, they tend to be more crunchy and smaller. I suggest using Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.
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Get the Recipe: Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free)
- ¾ cup brown sugar, or coconut sugar
- ½ cup softened butter, or coconut oil or Vegan butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 cups gluten free oats, see note
- ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl with stand mixer, mix butter and brown sugar for 1 minute.
- Add in egg, vanilla and baking soda. Mix until combined.
- Then, mix in almond flour and oats.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto lined baking sheet. Slightly press down on each cookie with your fingers.
- Bake for 9 minutes. Then, remove pan from oven and bang on countertop 2 to 3 times. To do this, gently drop your pan a few inches onto countertop. This removes air bubbles and allows the cookies to spread.
- Return to oven. Bake another 2 to 3 minutes or until cookies are set in the middle.
- Remove from oven. Finally, cool on pan for 3 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
- See photos above for a step by step guide.
- Brown sugar or coconut sugar both work in this recipe.
- Steel cut oats or old fashioned oats will work but I suggest using old fashioned oats. Check labels to ensure it is gluten free oats.
- I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oats.
- After the initial 9 minutes of baking time, remove pan from oven. Bang pan on countertop 2 to 3 times to remove air bubbles.
- To do this, simply drop pan a couple inches above your countertop. Wear oven mitts!
- Bake only until cookies are set in the middle. Do not over bake!
- Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. Store in fridge for up to 7 days.
- These cookies freeze well!
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111 Comments on “Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies (Gluten Free)”
These cookies were great! Perfect for school snack!
These cookies are absolutely delicious, and perfect with a cup of coffee!
Yum! These were great! I shared with my sister who is celiac and she loved them!
So easy to make! These cookies sound excellent for coffee!:)
I’m a fan of oatmeal and won’t be able to say no to these cookies. Especially when they’re baked with almond flour. How delicious!
These cookies turned out really good, my kids already asked me to make more!
These were so delicious and my GF friend loved them!
These cookies were great and easy to make too!
Such delicious cookies! We really loved the crispy, chewy texture.
These almond flour oatmeal cookies tasted amazing and were simple to make!
These look amazing! My sister has Celiac’s and I am always trying to find recipes to make with her!
Delish!! I could eat that today and tomorrow and the next day. lol.
These turned out great! I added raisins to mine, so yummy!
I love a chewy cookie with my coffee, and this recipe seems perfect to make use of some coconut oil I had in the cupboard for a while now. Note to make this weekend:)
Do you think this recipe would work to sub granulated Lakanto monkfruit sweetener?
Yes, I do! Any granulated sugar can replace the brown sugar. Enjoy!
I always love trying something new! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!
Love that these have dark chocolate chips and oats – one of my favorite combinations!
Great recipe! Will definitely be making again!
Almond flour oatmeal cookies looks yum.
So quick and simple to put together, and they taste great!
These cookies sound yummy, love the dark chocolate addition!