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Keto “Oatmeal” Chocolate Chip Cookies

These keto chocolate chip oatmeal cookies look and taste like traditional oatmeal cookies, except they have zero oatmeal.

How is that possible? Let me share my clever way of bringing all the flavor of oatmeal without any worry of carbs with my delicious, easy faux oatmeal cookie recipe.

With rich chocolate chips coming together in what I consider the perfect low-carb oatmeal cookies, you can enjoy a treat that’s both satisfying and keto-friendly.

Coming in at only 1.5 grams of net carbs, it’s a great way to enjoy the flavor of traditional oatmeal cookies without the high sugar content.

Plus, you can enjoy these cookies on keto. See what I’ve done? I will fool your tastebuds into thinking you are cheating on keto without the worry of being kicked out of ketosis.

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Keto Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keto Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

There is a reason why I had to come up with a swap for oatmeal in these cookies rather than include them. You see, oatmeal, a pseudo-grain, will spike your blood sugar and kick you out of ketosis real quick.

Thankfully, I was able to create an oatmeal cookie recipe that is low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free without sacrificing the taste or texture.

How? By using a combination of almond flour and flax meal!

What’s great about these keto faux oatmeal chocolate chip cookies is that they are also naturally high in fiber, which I am a big fan of adding to the keto diet since it’s not easily found. 

If you are a fan of adding more fiber to your keto diet, check out our collection of keto high-fiber recipes.

How To Make Keto Faux Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Baked keto oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
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Oatmeal cookies were among my favorite cookies, and that’s why I wanted a recipe that I could enjoy while doing a ketogenic diet.

I refused to cut any corners by using oat flour or oat fiber to achieve this. Instead, I used a golden flax meal, which has a flavor and texture profile.

Something to keep in mind is that it needs to be a golden flax meal since regular flax will create a gummy texture, which is not what we are going for.

Now that I had the oatmeal flavor and great texture, I added sugar-free chocolate chips to further elevate these cookies.

Ingredients Needed

The following are all the ingredients needed: Note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the post.

Steps To Make Keto-Friendly Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Faux oatmeal chocolate chip keto cookies
Faux oatmeal chocolate chip keto cookies

To make these keto chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, you’ll need to start by preparing your ingredients.

In a large bowl, measure and sift the almond flour and golden flax meal, then set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the softened butter, brown sugar substitute, and vanilla extract.

Mix the batter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, along with the sour cream, and combine until well incorporated.

Next, add the dry ingredients: sifted almond flour, golden flax meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, and ground nutmeg. Mix until just combined. Then, fold in the sugar-free chocolate chips.

Place the cookie dough in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for 30 minutes before baking. This will prevent the cookies from spreading.

Using a small cookie scoop, place the cookie dough balls on a lightly greased baking sheet or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Then, slightly flatten the cookies with your fingers or the back of a spoon.

Bake the oatmeal keto cookies in a preheated 350-degree oven until lightly golden brown around the edges, about 12–15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool completely on a cooling rack before storing them. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 weeks in an airtight container.

Best Low-Carb Sweetener Options

As far as which sugar substitute to use for these sugar-free “oatmeal” chocolate chip cookies, I have a few recommendations. If you are a regular on our site, you know I’m a huge fan of Lakanto Monk Fruit.

This is because the texture of Lakanto is spot on since there is barely any aftertaste. It is a monk fruit and erythritol blend.

If you have not given this all-natural sweetener a try, you have no idea what you are missing.

I love that Lakanto Monk Fruit is all-natural, and it gets its sweetness from antioxidants called mogrosides instead of fructose or sucrose. And it has zero calories and zero glycemic impact.

Their brown sugar substitute works beautifully for this recipe, although you can also use their white sugar and get a nice cookie.

That being said, I’m also partial to Swerve, another erythritol blend.

It works well in this keto-friendly faux chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe and is a great choice if you are looking for a sugar substitute that has no bitter aftertaste and measures just like sugar.

Swerve is made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors. Like Lankanto, Swerve has a 0% impact on blood sugar.

Swerve has a brown sugar option that is quite nice and that I recommend for these cookies, too.

Surkin gold is also a great brown sugar substitute, one I also turn to. What’s nice about this brand is that the texture and flavor mimic its high-carb counterpart quite well.

I know some of you are stevia fans; if that’s you, you can use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure in this recipe.

However, it’s important to note that if you are using Pyure, you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter option.

As far as I know, Pyure has not yet come out with a brown sugar substitute.

For more information on the best sugar substitutes to use on the keto diet, be sure to check out our guide.

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Keto "Oatmeal" Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

These keto oatmeal chocolate chip cookies look and taste like traditional oatmeal cookies, except they have zero oatmeal and are, therefore, low in carbs. They use a combination of golden flax and almond flour to mimic oatmeal and sugar-free chocolate chips.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Measure the almond flour and golden flax and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the softened butter, brown sugar substitute, and vanilla extract. Mix until light and fluffy.
  3. To this mixture, add the two eggs one at a time and sour cream. Combine until well incorporated.
  4. Next add the sifted almond flour, golden flax meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon powder, ground nutmeg and, mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
  6. Place the cookie dough in the refrigerator and allow to chill for 30 minutes before baking.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Using a small cookie scoop, place the dough on a lightly greased baking sheet or parchment-lined sheet.
  9. Slightly flatten the cookies with your fingers or the back of a spoon.
  10. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven until lightly brown around the edges, about 12-15 minutes.
  11. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.


Notes

It's important to only use golden flax meal, as regular flax meal will produce a gummy cookie

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 11.8gSaturated Fat: 4.2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 2.9gNet Carbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 3.3g

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