Oatmeal Flax Cocoa Nib Cookies.



I’ve been trying very hard to eat as clean a diet as I can.  I wanted to create a cookie that reflected that.  This is as close as I’ve come thus far.  Now this cookie isn’t for everyone, I realize that.  It isn’t ooey and gooey.  My goal, create a cookie that my family would eat, enjoy and wouldn’t compromise their healthy goals and their endless fitness activities yet would refuel in a good manner.  My kids loved these, so I’m happy!  I hope you give them a shot because they are really good and I promise, guilt-free.


9 tablespoons of ground flax seed meal
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of agave nectar or maple syrup
1 egg
1 tablespoon of water
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (King Arthur)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1.5 cups of rolled oats (I used organic)
2 tablespoons of organic cocoa nibs


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheet with parchment or a Silpat.  Set aside.

In your stand mixer, blend your flax seed meal, sugar, agave, egg and water.  In a separate bowl sift your whole wheat flour, salt and baking soda.  Then add to the wet mixture.  Blend well.  Then add your oats and cocoa nibs and blend again.  Avoid over-mixing.  Using a mini scoop, drop the dough balls onto your prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes or until golden around the edges.

— Knead to Cook


  1. These look wonderful. I think I’ll surprise my boys with this tasty treat after school. I love making heathly snacks. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. My boys liked them too; although I have to admit I wasn’t forthcoming with the ingredients! My boy’s are 15 and 17. Gotta sneak heathy stuff into their diet anyway I can :)

  3. Robin- These look awesome and I have to make them ASAP! I love putting cocoa nibs in my oatmeal so I’m sure I will love them here too. I saw that you are in PA- anywhere near Philadelphia?


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