Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 28

This is a healthy and fun spin on a classic oatmeal chocolate cookie. These snack-worthy cookie bars are chock full of protein, fibre, and other nutrients, but are also indulgent and delicious, making for a nutritious dessert option too!

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Sarah Remmer

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    1/2 cup (125 mL) split red lentils

    1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour

    3/4 cup (175 mL) rolled oats

    1/4 cup (60 mL) shredded coconut

    1 1/4 tsp (6 mL) baking soda

    1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon

    1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

    1/2 cup (125 mL) melted coconut oil, cooled

    1/4 cup (60 mL) packed brown sugar

    1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup

    1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

    1 large egg

    3/4 cup (175 mL) mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9x13-inch (23x33 cm) baking pan.
  2. Rinse lentils under cool running water and transfer to a small saucepan. Cover lentils with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 5-7 minutes until lentils are tender. Remove from heat, drain any excess liquid, and set aside to cool.
  3. While lentils are cooking, whisk together flour, oats, coconut, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. To a large bowl, add coconut oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Add cooked lentils and whisk by hand until well-blended.
  5. Combine wet and dry ingredients, and with a wooden spoon or spatula, gently stir by hand until almost combined. Be sure to not over stir. Add chocolate chips and stir until just incorporated.
  6. Transfer mixture to the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until top is starting to become golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Recipe by Sarah Remmer: Sarah Remmer is a registered dietitian, blogger, media expert, and owner of Sarah Remmer Nutrition Consulting, a pediatric and family nutrition consulting and communications company. Through her writing, videos, and media appearances, Sarah teaches parents how to raise happy, healthy, and adventurous eaters, right from day one!

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 120
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Carbohydrates 14 g
  • Dietary Fibre 2 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Sodium 80 mg
  • Potassium 84 mg
  • Folate 3 mcg