Hearty Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These flax oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are delicious, hearty and filling cookies that everyone in my family loves! They are loaded with oatmeal, flax seeds and healthy organic Einkorn flour.

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

My family and I LOVE these flax oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They are hearty but still taste like delicious cookies are supposed to taste. Two cookies are as filling as granola bars and I don't worry if my kids have more than two since there are only healthy ingredients in them. Warning – you could get addicted!

Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flaxseeds have been consumed for more than 6,000 years and have many health benefits. They:

  • Contain anti-inflammatory properties from omega-3 fatty acids 
  • Contain lignans which are antioxidant substances that help promote hormonal balance
  • Help improve digestion, cardiovascular health
  • Balance hormones
  • High in fiber and which help you fight sugar cravings and support digestive health
  • Can naturally lower cholesterol
  • Low in carbohydrates

According to Dr. Axe, it’s very important to grind your flaxseeds as whole flaxseeds pass right through your system and aren’t digested. Eating just two tablespoons of flaxseeds per day provides about 20 to 25 percent of your fiber needs!

Health Benefits of Oatmeal

Oatmeal has many health benefits! 

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Health Benefits of Einkorn Flour

You can use any flour you’d like for this recipe, but I like to use freshly milled flour and/or Einkorn flour. Modern day wheat is wrecking havoc on the health of many Americans. Why? It is sprayed with massive amounts of pesticides so we are literally getting small amounts of pesticides with every bite. It has also been hybridized to contain more gluten to create fluffier bread. Wheat from 100 years ago only contained 14 chromosomes of gluten. Today, most commercially grown wheat contains 44 chromosomes of gluten – this is what causes so many people digestive problems and lead them to gluten free, and I was one of them!

For the past 6 years I’ve been eating strictly gluten free until recently! I decided to try to make bread from scratch to see if Einkorn flour and freshly prepared bread would make my eczema return and I am happy to report that it hasn’t at all!

What’s Special About Einkorn Wheat?

Einkorn wheat is considered the world’s most ancient wheat, and the only wheat that’s never been hybridized. Einkorn is a delicious, healthy alternative to modern, mass market wheat and can be an excellent solution for those with gluten sensitivity. It contains 30% more protein and 15% less starch than commercial wheat, and it is abundant in B vitamins and trace minerals like iron.

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hearty, Buttery Flavor

These Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies have a wonderful nutty, hearty flavor and are very filling! I don’t worry when my kids want to eat two or more of them because they are truly like a homemade granola bar. I know they are getting good fats from the butter and fiber, protein, and antioxidants from the Einkorn flour, flax seeds and oatmeal. Usually desserts that are this good for you taste like cardboard, but these are surprisingly delicious! Here’s what the butter, sugar and eggs look like after they’re mixed together.

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in mixer

Hearty Flax and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ cups flour (this is the Einkorn flour that I buy)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 ½ cups unsweetened dried coconut
  • Author: Sara McFall


In a mixer, combine the butter and sugars making a grainy paste. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients then Slowly pour the dry ingredients into the mixer and beat well. Turn off mixer and add chocolate chips. Stir with a spoon. Scoop out with an ice cream mixer and place on a cookie sheet about 2” apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies dough

My kids love to eat the dough! I know it contains eggs, but we do it anyway.

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies baking

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Be careful not to cook them longer or they will be rock hard.

Flax Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies baked


  1. If I may, I’d like to share some information on modern day grain farming. As a grain farmer I can tell you that wheat is not sprayed “with massive amounts of pesticides”. To ensure a healthy high yielding crop it is sometimes necessary to spray with pesticides to control crop damage from pests. I can tell you though that it is done at the lowest possible rate for effective control, and not necessarily on the whole crop. With modern day farming practices we use GPS to map out a field so there is absolutely no overlap in seed, fertilizer, chemicals for weed control or pesticides. We also use something called variable rate which is basically a prescription for each field so it gets only the fertilizer, nutrients, fertilizer, weed control and pesticides it needs. Both of these practices enable us to save time and money and use far less products then in previous years. The agricultural human food consumption industry is highly regulated and any product that has been applied to a crop has gone through years of rigorous testing and trials before it has been approved for use. Any residue that might remain is in the parts per billion, which could be compared to a grain of salt in a swimming pool…..science should always prevail.
    If able, I encourage you to visit a modern non-organic (don’t kid yourself, they use weed and pest control too) grain farm and see how your food is grown or go online, many farmers are posting informational videos. Look for one from the Canadian Prairies (Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba) or in the US – Kansas or North Dakota.

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