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Chocolate Oat Jumbles


Before I get to these incredibly awesome cookies… I want to give a big fat thank you to everyone who commented on my last post.

Its good to know I’m not alone when it comes to blogger insecurity. If I could give each of you a hug I would :)… so consider this your virtual hug 🙂

Its obvious I’m still trying to figure out a balance… which ironically is what this blog is about.

I will try to post as often as I can. As far as commenting… I will try to comment as much as I can 🙂 There are days when I get so busy and my google reader is busting at the seems. It would take me hours to get through all those blogs. So if I don’t get to your blog right away… bear with me… I still love you 🙂


Okay… now onto these cookies.

I’m gonna start by telling you these cookies are not sinful, they’re not decadent… they’re just straight up good!

I love them cause they’re teeny tiny… and they’re a healthy way to satisfy my chocolate craving.

These cookies have barely any fat in them… They have just enough to keep them moist.


Yes… I used Hershey’s chocolate syrup in them.

Because why not….



My melon ball scooper is perfect for keeping these portion small!



Like I said before… these aren’t any sort of decadent cookie… but its the perfect end (or start) to a meal 😉

My picky husband even liked them!


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy milk (or cow’s milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 275 degrees

Combine flour, oats, flax meal, baking soda, sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk together until combined.

Add chocolate syrup, soy milk, vanilla, oil, and chocolate chips.

Stir until all ingredients are mixed well.

Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray, or use a silpat.

Drop cookie dough onto pan using either a melon ball scooper or a teaspoon.

Slightly flatten each cookie with you fingers.

Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a couple minutes. Remove cookies from pan onto cooling rack.

Once cooled, store in airtight container.


18 Responses

  1. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on May 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    mmmm, these sound so good! and they’re so cute too! i really need to get a melon baller…they’re the perfect little portion sizes 🙂

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet said on May 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    These cookies look awesome! Love that they have chocolate syrup – yum!

  3. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on May 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    My motto is any chocolate is good chocolate. And I know what you mean about getting behind on your Google Reader. When it’s jam-packed it almost yells at you!

  4. Mo said on May 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Mmm…these look yummy! Do you think they would work with whole wheat pastry flour?

  5. Lindsay said on May 5, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    These look tasty! I’m saving this recipe to try!

  6. Kat said on May 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Mmmm theres just something about oat cookies. There hasnt been one Ive disliked yet!!

  7. lynn @ the actors diet said on May 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    when i was a kid i used to just pour syrup straight into my mouth from the fridge. ah, memories!

  8. Katie said on May 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    These remind me of ‘no bake cookies’ which i love to do a ‘re-creation’ of with my oatmeal! 🙂 Look de-lish! 🙂

  9. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    these look great and i actually make a vegan chocoalate choc-chip cookie recipe very similar to this. Mine is a litte more sweet b/c i add agave or maple but same idea. Great job!

    And thx for tellin me that my comment on your last post was helpful. Seriously it’s so hard being a mom AND blogging and then to make it “creative” or original…it becomes daunting sometimes. Glad to hear I am not alone in feeling this way either!

  10. Carissa said on May 6, 2010 at 2:26 am

    Mmmm.. isn’t baking great therapy? I love destressing in the kitchen, and these look mighty tasty. Coming soon in my kitchen: lemon bars. I can hardly wait. Thanks for the chocolate tease 🙂

  11. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on May 6, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Mmmmm! I’ve never met an oatmeal cookie I didn’t love!

  12. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on May 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Yum…looks delish!

  13. TomPier said on May 6, 2010 at 10:07 am

    great post as usual!

  14. Nicole, RD said on May 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Virtual hug back atcha! 🙂

    Those jumbles look amazing! Definitely on my list to make!

  15. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on May 6, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Oh gosh…I can’t stop eating the vegan cookie recipe you posted. Now this!

  16. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on May 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Yum! I think I’ll try making these and take them for the kids at camp! They sound perfect!

  17. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on May 6, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Yeah, I am still working on my balance and my kids are 9 and almost 12. I don’t think you ever get back to “normal”, but you learn to do what you can when you can. I think you do a great job and I appreciate you saying what you did! Your cookies look delicious!

  18. Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said on May 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Yummy AND healthy. Win win 🙂