Blood Orange & Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutritious Snacks & Treats

Blood orange & oat chocolate chip cookies are a fun and fresh twist on your typical chocolate chip cookie! They are made gluten and dairy free and the citrusy taste gives each bite a fresh, bright taste.

If you’re a fan of thin and crispy cookies this recipe is definitely for you! Thin, crispy, and chewy with a slight orange zest, this fun recipe makes for the perfect healthier treat to have on hand.

The texture of these cookies reminds me of Tate’s Cookies — you know the thin and crispy ones in the green bag you can find at grocery stores?! Those are seriously my favorite and dangerous to keep around the house! The good news is these cookies are a tad healthier and super easy to make!

To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of citrus fruits until this year! I don’t know what it was about them in the past, I just never really craved or cared to eat them. That all changed when I had a blood orange recently and it got me thinking how I could use them in a fun way for dessert which is how these cookies came about!

Made with simple ingredients, not a lot of sugar and delicious blood orange dark chocolate, you’ll love each and every bite of these cookies. This recipe is also a smaller batch than your standard 12 — it only makes 8 cookies, which is nice when you don’t want a huge batch of cookies lying around all week.

thin and crispy healthy chocolate chip cookies with oats and blood orange zest

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Blood Orange & Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Blood orange & oat chocolate chip cookies are a fun and slightly healthier take on chocolate chip cookies! The blood orange chocolate and orange zest give these thin and crispy cookies a note of citrusy freshness!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 8 minutes
Servings 8 cookies


  • 1/2 cup creamy unsweetened almond butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. blood orange zest
  • 1 bar blood orange dark chocolate I used this one, chopped into pieces


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl with a wooden spoon mix together almond butter, vanilla and egg until well combined. In a separate bowl whisk together almond flour, coconut sugar, oats, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir together until all mixed together. Fold in the blood orange zest.
  • Use a cookie scoop to portion out the dough onto the baking sheet. Use the back of your hand to press the cookies down slightly.
  • Sprinkle chopped chocolate on top of each cookie.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, and sprinkle extra flakey sea salt on top, let cool and enjoy!


For maximum freshness store in an airtight container, you can also freeze them.
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