Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies ended up being WAAYYY healthier than I intended – by accident. Hemp hearts, palm sugar and whole wheat flour make these cookies a better choice for lunches and snacks!

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

With whole wheat, hemp hearts and coconut sugar. Say what, Magpie? Who’s been baking in your kitchen, Magpie, ’cause you do NOT bake like this. Before you ask any question about the ingredients, I’m just going to say this:

It’s because it’s all I had.

Now that we have settled that, these are most certainly the oddest cookies I have baked up. I didn’t make them with the intent of being “healthier”, it’s literally….

…all I had.

I was out of white flour. I am in the middle of trying to clean out my pantry and ready myself for school and my Christmas rush season (which starts….now!) and for the baking and figuring out healthier options for the kids that takes over my life. I also had no sugar since I only use it for baking and if I’m out of white flour, I’m not really baking. Did that circuitous sentence make any sense to you? Basically, baking was at a standstill this summer. We live off of honey for everything else, so no sugar in the house is really not a problem for us.

Until you want to bake, that is.

Listen, I know I need to go grocery shopping. I just have to reach the back of the pantry somehow and actually make a real list of what I need for back to school. Two weeks into the actual school year.

I made the mistake of promising my children cookies without checking if I had the ingredients first. That’s totally rule #15 in the Parenting Handbook, what am I, a rookie? I promised cookies after a morning of helping me clean the house and jumping on the trampoline between running the vacuum for me upstairs. They worked hard. They deserved some delicious cookies for an afternoon treat.

I had nothing peeps, nothing.

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Tips and Tricks for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • If you want larger cookies like shown, roll the dough into golf ball sized balls and place 6 to a cookie sheet. Press them flat with the bottom of a glass, making sure to wet the bottom of the glass with water if the cookies stick.
  • This is a good way to sneak hemp hearts into a kids diet as neither of mine really enjoy the flavor. I pulled them out of the fridge and thought meh, let’s add a couple of tablespoons. They bring a lovely nutty flavor to the cookie.
  • You can’t even tell they are whole wheat, the hidden hemp hearts make me laugh since the kids scarf these back like nobody’s business and I had no idea that the coconut palm sugar was one of the best natural sweeteners out there, even better than agave it seems. I usually don’t believe the hype on sweeteners, it’s still sugar, but a sugar that won’t cause such huge crashes after the high apparently.
  • If you want your cookies to look like mine, add on some extra chocolate chips while they are baking!
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More Oatmeal Cookies Recipes

A whole wheat, large flake oatmeal cookie, with hemp hearts, lower glycemic index sugar and good quality chocolate chips. Both sides win. Try them, love them, play with the recipe and let me know any fun variations you make! I am going to whip up another version next week and see how the kids like them.
Happy Baking!



Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with hemp hearts and palm sugar - perfect for kids lunches! A healthier oatmeal cookie!

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with hemp hearts and palm sugar - perfect for kids lunches!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Total Time
13 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups large flake oats
  • 2 tablespoon hemp hearts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Cream together the butter and the coconut palm sugar. 
  • Once they are combined thoroughly, add in the egg, followed by the vanilla. Mix in completely.
  • Whisk together the flour and baking soda, then add to the butter mixture until combined. 
  • Add the oat flakes and hemp hearts, stir them in completely. Then add in the chocolate chips. Mix until combined.
  • Take sized pieces of dough and roll into balls. Press them flat with the bottom of a glass, making sure to wet the bottom of the glass with water if the cookies stick. 
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. This will ensure soft, chewy cookies if you slightly underbake them.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.
See my tips and tricks section for making larger cookies

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g, Calories: 124kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 78mg, Potassium: 36mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 145IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. susan says

    Just made these exactly as recipe directed, except I used coconut oil in place of butter.  They turned out great.  May add a touch of salt next time to replace the salt that would otherwise be there with the butter, just to taste the difference and see which i like better.  Will make these again.  Simple, quick, easy, and guilt free cookies! 

    5 stars

  2. Jessi says

    These are super yummy, I reduced the sugar to 2/3 cup, and I only had about 7/8 cup of mini choc chips, I prob would make them with only 2/3 cup next time.  Def would make these again!

    5 stars

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