When those 3.30 cravings hit, it's best to be prepared. My healthy choc-chip oats cookies will hit the spot every time!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 10


  • 1.5 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter or peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 50 g 85% dark chocolate block roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 160°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together oats, almond meal, cinnamon, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, vanilla, maple syrup, almond butter and coconut oil.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry mixture and add the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined. Finally, fold in the dark chocolate.
  • Roll tablespoon sized balls of mixture with your hands and flatten slightly onto the baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cookies begin to turn golden.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tray.


Cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to five days.

NB: All main course recipes use quantities from the ‘Female Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Stream of the 28 By Sam Wood program. So if you’re a male, feel free to bulk it up.

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change. Sam Wood has over 18 years experience in the health and fitness industry, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators. He is also the founder and trainer at Australia’s number one online fitness and nutrition program, and owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed.