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Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies

Oatmeal thumbprint cookies are the perfect compromise - a lunchbox treat for kids and a guilt free cookie for moms.

Course Dessert, Desserts, Snack
Cuisine American, Baked Goods, Kid friendly
Keyword chia seed, oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 100 kcal
Author Morgan



  • .5 cup maple syrup or honey
  • .25 cup nut butter
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • .25 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • .5 teaspoon baking soda
  • .5 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats divided

Chia Seed Jam

  • 2 cups fruit
  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • sweetener as needed


  1. Pulverize 2 cups of oats in the food processor to create oat flour. Add in baking soda and powder and salt and pulse to combine.
  2. Add in last cup of oats and pulse 5-10 times to break them up.
  3. In a pan, melt butter and banana together. Smash as you go until smooth and beginning to caramelize.
  4. Remove from heat and add the nut butter (if using). Add in your egg and vanilla and whisk until smooth before adding to your dry mix. Stir well until totally combined.
  5. Scoop into tablespoon sized mounds into a greased or lined cookie sheet.
  6. Indent the center of the cookies and add about 1 teaspoon of cooled chia seed jam to the centers.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool about 5 minutes on the tray before removing.

For the chia seed jam

  1. Cook down the fruit and mash until mostly smooth.
  2. Reduce until liquid is halved
  3. Add chia seeds and allow so sit and absorb.
  4. Add sweetener and more chia seeds as needed.

Recipe Notes

-Feel free to substitute coconut oil for the butter to make this recipe dairy free. -Chia seed jam can be made a few days in advanced.

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Thumbprint Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.49g8%
Saturated Fat 2.74g17%
Trans Fat 0.157g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.809g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 14.94g5%
Fiber 2.6g11%
Sugar 5.45g6%
Protein 2.79g6%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.