Elevated Oatmeal Cookies (gf + df)


I have a confession to make. I’ve always kind of hated oatmeal cookies because they are typically baked with raisins mixed in rather than chocolate chips. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good raisin, but when it comes to cookies I’m a chocolate girl all the way. I wanted to fix my dislike of oatmeal cookies, and so this recipe was born. I call them elevated oatmeal cookies.

Instead of raisins, I mixed chopped medjool dates into the batter and added chocolate chips. The medjool dates provide the same chewy texture with a burst of sweetness like raisins, but compared to raisins they have less of a fruity flavor with more caramel notes. Combine this with dark chocolate chips and you have yourself a winner.

Beyond the raisin upgrade, these cookies are dairy free, filled with healthy fats, and sweetened with unrefined sugars. Yes please!!

Happy baking!


The Secret GF


2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup coconut oil, melted

½ cup coconut sugar

1 ½ cups GF flour blend

½ cup GF rolled oats

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

6 medjool dates, chopped

½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract and melted coconut oil.
  3. Add in the coconut sugar, GF flour blend, GF rolled oats, baking soda and salt. Mix until everything is combined and a dough forms.
  4. Fold in the chopped medjool dates and chocolate chips.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop the dough into about 12 cookies on a nonstick baking sheet (or line your sheet with parchment paper if you don't have nonstick!).
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!