Keto Oatmeal Cookies… With a Secret Ingredient!
Our keto oatmeal cookies recipe is wholesome, sweet, & hard to beat!
I’ve always been a big fan of oatmeal cookies, especially when they’re soft, chewy, and filled with warm and cozy feels. If I could, I’d wrap myself in an oatmeal cookie. And then I’d happily eat my way out of it! 😋
Fortunately, these keto oatmeal cookies are just as good as traditional… with a colossal amount of health benefits to boot! Oh, and did I mention that they’re ONLY 1 NET CARB per serving?!
What’s the secret ingredient that we’re using in place of high carb oatmeal?! Hemp Seeds! 🙌
Here’s a little Hemp Seed 101.
Hemp seeds, aka hemp hearts, are the seeds of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Yes, they come from the same species as cannabis (marijuana), BUT they are a different variety. That being said, they can’t get you high but they can get you HEALTHY!
Hemp seeds are remarkably nutritious with lots of healthy fat, ample protein, and numerous minerals. Considered a nut, hemp seeds have a mild and nutty taste. They are loaded with fat – over 30%! And, they are exceptionally rich in two super crucial fatty acids, linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Hemp hearts are an exceptional source of protein. For this reason, hemp seeds are a fabulous addition to a vegetarian keto diet.
Moreover, hemp seeds provide our bodies with loads of vitamin E, as well as vital minerals including magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, iron, and zinc. With so many health benefits, hemp has been used as a food and medicine in China for over 3,000 years. Who knew this tiny little seed could pack such a punch?!
Now for a very important chat. Which sweetener to choose and why?
Without gettin’ too nerdy on ya, it’s important to explain how allulose vs. erythritol produces a very different keto cookie.
Allulose is a naturally occurring zero glycemic, zero-calorie sugar that behaves like conventional table sugar. This means it melts, caramelizes, and creates a lovely chew when used in baking. On the other hand, erythritol is a sugar alcohol which offers a similar sweetness and bulk as sugar without melting or browning.
So, what’s this have to do with you?
It means that you should first decide whether you want a chewy cookie or a crunchy keto oatmeal cookie. When using allulose, your cookie will be soft and chewy with caramelized edges. Alternatively, if you choose erythritol, you’ll get an airy, crunchy cookie. Nonetheless, BOTH cookies are delicious, satisfying, and sure to bring a big, sweet smile to your face!
Hip Tip: I usually buy my Allulose and Erythritol from Amazon IN BULK using Amazon Subscribe and Save (I receive an additional 15% off). Buying in bulk saves me money AND ensures that my pantry is always well-stocked, so I’m never in a pinch. (I live in a small mountain town where specialty food items are very limited.)
Keto Oatmeal Cookies
yield: 24 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 25 MINUTES
This keto oatmeal cookie is wholesome, sweet, & hard to beat--and uses hemp hearts!
- 1 cup almond flour, super fine
- 1/2 cup hulled hemp seeds (a.k.a. hemp hearts)
- 3/4 cup finely diced walnuts (I buy Diamond, finely-diced)
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup keto-friendly sweetener (check the post for sweetener suggestions)
- 8 tablespoons (4 oz.) butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Yummy and only 1 net carb per cookie!
This calls for a celebration, and may I suggest cheering with another keto oatmeal cookie in hand? You and your whole family will love these cookies, no matter if you’re team soft and chewy or team crispy and crunchy!
Serious cookie monster?! Try our keto chocolate chip cookie recipe next!