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These steel cut oats cookies are such a delicious snack. They’re also healthy enough to eat for breakfast! Who can resist oatmeal in a cookie?
Oatmeal cookies are a classic healthier dessert. Oats are a whole grain, which is a rare feature in cookies.
I usually use rolled oats to make oatmeal cookies, but I recently found myself wondering, “Can I use steel cut oats in cookies?”
We were out of rolled oats, but we had steel cut oats in our cabinet. This led to some research and several experimental batches. I discovered that yes, not only can you make cookies with steel cut oats, but they’re arguably more delicious than the rolled oat version.
Steel Cut Oatmeal Cookie Tips
When making cookies with steel cut oats, you have two options. You can use traditional Irish oats, or you can use the quick-cooking variety.
For an easy batch of cookies, use raw “instant” or “quick-cooking” steel cut oats. These are broken down into smaller pieces than traditional Irish oats, so they give the cookies a nice texture.
If you’re using traditional steel cut oats, you’ll want to cook them first, just like when you’re making oatmeal. They’re a bit too hard when baked into a cookie in their raw form, which leads to a lot of extra chewing. To use cooked oats, simply substitute one cup of cooked oatmeal for the instant raw oats listed in this recipe, and add an extra half cup of flour (or more as needed to achieve a non-runny dough consistency).
For the chocolate chips, I like Enjoy Life allergy-friendly chocolate. These chips come in a variety of sizes.
Whether you make them with quick-cooking or traditional oats, these cookies have a delicious flavor and texture. Watch this video to see the simple process behind these steel cut oats cookies:
Steel Cut Oats Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the flour mixture, and mix to combine. Then stir in the quick cooking oats, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
- Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to portion out the dough onto a cookie sheet (9 cookies per sheet). Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set and they're beginning to turn brown.
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days, or freeze for later.
Steel Cut Oats Cookies Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $10.95 to make, or $.27 per cookie. Try these steel cut oatmeal cookies for a delicious, healthy treat.
In case you only have rolled oats on hand, here’s a more traditional oatmeal cookie recipe.