Chocolate Oatmeal Flaxseed Cookies

Chocolate Oatmeal Flaxseed Cookies

Looking for a healthier dessert? Indulge in a cookie that can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Flaxseed lets you leave the guilt behind, with the benefits of Omega-3s, lignans and fiber. Bake, share and feel great!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Yields: About 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients Amount
Smart Balance salted butter 1/3 Cup
Light brown sugar 3/4 Cup, packed
All-purpose flour 1/3 Cup
Whole wheat flour 1/8 Cup
Ground Flax 1/8 Cup
Baking soda 3/4 tsp.
Old-fashioned oats 1.5 Cups
Egg 1 lg., lightly beaten
Vanilla extract 1 tsp.
Walnuts 1/2 Cup, chopped
Dark chocolate chunks 6 oz.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low-medium heat. Remove from heat, and add light brown sugar. Stir until smooth.
  3. Combine all dry ingredients:  all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, ground flax seed, baking soda, and oats in a medium bowl.
  4. Combine butter mixture with the dry ingredients, and add egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Fold in walnuts and chocolate.
  6. Mix well, and spoon onto lightly greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes.

Recipe courtesy of Desi Duncan.


ChiRunning began to enrich my life on July 3, 2010 when I read the first 100 pages of the book and went for a run, and just focusing on ankle lift made a difference! My running life continues to transform and create joy! I smile when I run and love every minute. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of this ChiRunning community. Thank you for the opportunity to pursue becoming an Instructor.