Maple Oatmeal Cookies

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These maple oatmeal cookies are sweetened with pure maple syrup and are soft and chewy for the perfect sweet treat. Customize them with your favorite add-ins such as chocolate chips, raisins, and nuts. In under 20 minutes, you’ll have fresh-baked warm cookies the whole family will love!

Maple oatmeal cookies served with berries.

Many oatmeal cookie recipes are sweetened with bananas, but these soft-baked cookies are sweetened with maple syrup. They are fluffy, yet chewy and will become your new favorite snack! No special mixers are required as everything comes together in one bowl and bakes up in just 12 minutes!

If you love these cookies and are looking for other fun recipes that incorporate oats, be sure to try out these carrot oatmeal cookies, strawberry banana oat bars, and blueberry banana oatmeal bites!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these maple syrup oatmeal cookies:

Ingredients to make maple oatmeal cookies.
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these granola bars gluten-free.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Give the cookies a light and fluffy texture when baked.
  • Egg: Used as a binder to help hold the cookies together.
  • Maple Syrup: The main source of sweetness for these cookies.
  • Melted Butter: For added moisture and flavor in the cookies
  • Vanilla Extract: For added flavor and that classic cookie taste.
  • Baking Powder: Leavening agent to allow the cookies to rise.
  • Add-Ins: Chocolate chips, raisins, or chopped nuts are great add-ins for added flavor and crunch. Our favorite is chocolate chips!

See the recipe card below for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Ingredient Substitutions & Additions

  • All-Purpose Flour: The all-purpose flour may be replaced with whole wheat or white whole wheat flour. I don’t recommend swapping it out with oat flour as the cookies will be dense and will not have the same fluffy texture.
  • Egg: You may replace the egg with a flax egg. To make one flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture. 
  • Melted Butter: The butter may be replaced with equal parts oil.
Maple oatmeal cookies served with berries.

Step By Step Instructions

STEP 1: Add the maple syrup, melted butter, egg, and vanilla into a bowl and mix until well combined (Images 1 & 2).

STEP 2: Add the oats, flour, and baking powder into the bowl and mix until incorporated (Images 3 & 4).

Steps to make maple oatmeal cookies.

STEP 3: Add the chocolate chips (or add-ins of choice) and mix until combined (Images 5 & 6).

STEP 4: Scoop out heaping tablespoon-sized portions onto a parchment paper-lined pan and use your hands to flatten and shape the cookies (I made 15 cookies with this mixture). Leave some space between the cookies as they will spread slightly. Please note that the batter is wet and sticky (unlike a typical cookie batter), so it may help to wet your hands a little while shaping. If you’d like, sprinkle additional toppings on top of each cookie (Image 7).

STEP 5: Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown (Image 8). Let them cool completely before serving.

Steps to make maple oatmeal cookies.

Storage Instructions

Once cooled, store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with parchment paper lined between each cookie to prevent sticking for up to 3 months.

Maple oatmeal cookies served with berries.

Tips For Success

  • Make sure to flatten and shape the maple oatmeal cookies beforehand and leave some space between the cookies as they will spread slightly while baking.
  • The mixture will seem sticky and wet at first, but it will firm up while baking. Bake the cookies on a pan lined with parchment paper so that they do not stick.

Recipe FAQs

What is the texture of these cookies?

These cookies are soft and chewy in texture. They almost have a cake-like texture with bits of chocolate chips in every bite!

Can I make these cookies jumbo-sized?

Yes! You can make the cookies larger in size but make sure to adjust the bake time to ensure that they are fully cooked through.

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Maple oatmeal cookies served with berries.
5 from 5 votes

Maple Oatmeal Cookies

These maple oatmeal cookies are sweetened with pure maple syrup and are soft and chewy for the perfect sweet treat. Customize them with your favorite add-ins such as chocolate chips, raisins, and nuts!
Prep: 6 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Servings: 15 cookies

Ingredients 

  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • cup chocolate chips, plus more to sprinkle on top

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Add the maple syrup, melted butter, egg, and vanilla into a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Add the oats, flour, and baking powder into the bowl and mix until incorporated.
  • Add the chocolate chips (or add-ins of choice) and mix until combined.
  • Scoop out heaping tablespoon-sized portions onto a parchment paper-lined pan and use your hands to flatten and shape the cookies (I made 15 cookies with this mixture). Leave some space between the cookies as they will spread slightly. Please note that the batter is wet and sticky (unlike a typical cookie batter), so it may help to wet your hands a little while shaping. If you'd like, sprinkle additional toppings on top of each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes, or until the edges are slightly brown. Let them cool completely before serving.

Notes

  • Make sure to flatten and shape the maple oatmeal cookies beforehand and leave some space between the cookies as they will spread slightly while baking.
  • The mixture will seem sticky and wet at first, but it will firm up while baking. Bake the cookies on a pan lined with parchment paper so that they do not stick.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 52mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 86IU, Calcium: 32mg, Iron: 1mg
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About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a simple recipe , I already had all the ingredients at home, and I only had to use one bowl. These were great plus weren’t super sweet. Thank you!!

  2. 5 stars
    These are so simple to make and are delicious!! The worst is to spend time and money to have a recipe not come out good. This is never the case with any of Lily’s recipes. I have made many of her recipes and They NEVER fail and always come out great and they are the perfect portions in size.
    Thank you!!

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback, Christine! I appreciate your kind words and am so glad that you’ve been finding the recipes helpful!😊