Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies ~ Healthy Cookie for Kids


Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies are a fantastic oatmeal banana cookie.  These healthy cookies for kids are quick and easy thumbprint cookies.  They are even flourless oatmeal cookies, so they’re perfect if you need a gluten free cookie!Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies-easy thumbprint cookies that are healthy cookies for kids. Flourless oatmeal cookies are gluten free oatmeal banana cookies.Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.  Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!

We were iced in this weekend and I was in serious need of a chocolate fix.  I didn’t have my normal stash of ice-cream and the only chocolate I could find were some left over chocolate chips from our Christmas cookies.  The kiddos were also becoming more and more stir-crazy, so I wanted to make a snack that wasn’t super high in sugar.  So I reached for my go to healthy cookie for kids and gave them a twist.

Ingredients for Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Oatmeal (I use quick oats)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil (I used Sunflower oil, melted coconut oil also works well)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chocolate chips

Making the Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Mash your ripe banana and then add your oatmeal, 1 T oil, honey, and cinnamon.  Mix well.  Scoop the mixture onto a cookie sheet.  I like to use a 1-inch cookie scoop, but a spoon works too.Thumbprint Cookie-oatmeal thumbprint cookies using any flavor of jelly. Perfect for a Christmas cookie or toddler snack.Gently tap the cookies down into an even circle.Thumbprint Cookie-oatmeal thumbprint cookies using any flavor of jelly. Perfect for a Christmas cookie or toddler snack.

Creating a chocolate thumbprint cookie

Mix together your chocolate chips and coconut oil and melt slowly in the microwave.  Using a small scoop, press and pour a small amount of chocolate into the center of each cookie.Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies-easy thumbprint cookies that are healthy cookies for kids. Flourless oatmeal cookies are gluten free oatmeal banana cookies.Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes.Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies-easy thumbprint cookies that are healthy cookies for kids. Flourless oatmeal cookies are gluten free oatmeal banana cookies.This recipe only makes about 7 chocolate oatmeal thumbprint cookies, so you may want to make a double batch.  But they’re quick and easy oatmeal banana cookies.  Perfect for when you only have one banana left.

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Don’t forget to pin these healthy cookies for kids to your recipes board on Pinterest!
Chocolate Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies-easy thumbprint cookies that are healthy cookies for kids. Flourless oatmeal cookies are gluten free oatmeal banana cookies.

I love the combination of chocolate with banana!