Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies

Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies – chewy and flavorful cookies made with oat bran, almond flour, butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chunks. Perfect for a healthier, fiber loaded snack, breakfast or dessert. Easy to make and store. Gluten, egg and dairy free (optional) with a sugar free option.

Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies On A Plate

Looking for a simple and delicious way to incorporate oat bran to your diet? After my simple and recent favorite Chocolate Oat Bran Dessert, I decided to share with you a recipe for Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies. These are made with basic ingredients in under 30 minutes. Great snack for both kids and adults.

A great option for meal planning and travel snack.

What is oat bran?

Oat bran is the outer casing of an oat grain. Oat grains are processed to remove the inedible exterior husk of the grain, which leaves behind the kernel called an oat groat.

Oat bran is linked to many health benefits, such as improved blood sugar control, healthy bowel function, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

Is Oat Bran Gluten Free?

Oat Bran may not be gluten free. Oat bran is the outer layer of the oat groat. Oats are naturally gluten free; however, they are considered high risk ingredients because they’re often grown and harvested with barley, wheat and rye. Cross-contamination with these gluten-containing grains can occur. When buying oat products, look specifically for products that are labeled or certified “Gluten Free.”

Nutrition Information:

With similar amounts of carbs and fat to oatmeal, oat bran has more protein and fiber and fewer calories.

One cup (219 grams) of cooked oat bran contains:

  • Calories: 88
  • Protein: 7 grams
  • Carbs: 25 grams
  • Fat: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 6 grams
  • Thiamine: 29% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Magnesium: 21% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 21% of the RDI
  • Iron: 11% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 11% of the RDI
  • Riboflavin: 6% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 4% of the RDI

Source Healthline.

Can you substitute oat bran for oatmeal?

If making a simple oatmeal, yes you can substitute oatmeal (or rolled oats) for oat bran.Cooking time may vary, since oat bran tends cook faster than rolled oats (not quick cooking oats).

For this particular recipe, you can substitute either quick cooking or rolled oats (not steel cut) in 1:1 ratio.

How To Make Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies?

Ingredients:

  • Oat Bran (preferably gluten free)
  • Almond Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Butter (coconut oil or Dairy free butter, if needed)
  • Sugar (or low carb substitute)
  • Dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Non Dairy Milk

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F).
  • Line a cookie sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.
  • In a bowl combine the oat bran, almond flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl beat together the butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk. Beat to combine.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture.
  • Stir until just combined. Add the chocolate and mix to combine.
  • Scoop out 10-12 cookies and roll into balls.
  • Arrange on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then let them cool for another 15 minutes, before removing from the baking sheet and transferring to a cooling rack.

Storing:

Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

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Servings: 12

Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies - chewy and flavorful cookies made with oat bran, almond flour, butter, cocoa powder and chocolate chunks. Perfect for a healthier, fiber loaded snack, breakfast or dessert. Easy to make and store. Gluten and dairy free with a sugar free option.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter — coconut oil or vegan butter at room temperature for dairy-free
  • 1/4 cup sugar — or low carb substitute
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar — or low carb substitute
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp non dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped chocolate — dark

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F).
  2. Line a cookie sheet with Silpat or parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl combine the oat bran, almond flour, salt, cocoa powder and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl beat together the butter and sugar. Add in the vanilla and milk. Beat to combine.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixture.
  6. Stir until just combined. Add the chocolate and mix to combine.
  7. Scoop out 10-12 cookies and roll into balls.
  8. Arrange on the baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 12 minutes, then let them cool for another 15 minutes, before removing from the baking sheet and transferring to a cooling rack.
  10. Store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate oat bran cookies

Nutrition Information

Calories: 180, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 152mg, Potassium: 179mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 195%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 62%, Iron: 1%