(WTNH) – Can you ever go wrong with a perfect, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie? Health coach April Godfrey says there’s no way!

Godfrey joins News 8 to whip up a batch of these delicious treats just in time for this weekend’s family dinner.


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 12 Medjool dates
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup tahini 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup raisins, cranberries, or dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Blend oats and almonds in a food processor until a fine powder, Nola e the oat and almond blend into a separate mixing bowl, add sugar, flax seed, baking soda, and salt. Set to the side
  • In the food processor, blend together dates, tahini, vanilla, almond milk, and coconut oil. Blend together until lovely and creamy!
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients then add chocolate chips, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds
  • Refrigerate for about an hour
  • Scoop dough out and roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on your prepared cookie sheet (this is when I add more chocolate chips to the tool because it just seems like the right thing to do!)
  • Bake for 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet before transferring to the wire cooling rack
  • Gobble up! Then make more!

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Watch the video above for the full recipe and instructions.