Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Join us on Facebook and Twitter for our latest recipes and projects!My husband and I have been trying to watch what we eat and make healthier choices, but I can’t live without treats! These cookies were so tasty and only have 2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch! They are lower in calories than the cookies we usually eat, but you never would have guessed by how delicious they were. We’ve got a new favorite cookie in our house!

Serves: 30

Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbl. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350┬░; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.
  4. Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.
  5. Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain; stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 Tbl. each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly.
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
  8. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container so you don't eat them all in one sitting!

Weight Watcher’s Information:
Servings: 15 ? Serving Size: 2 cookies ? Old Points: 4 pts ? Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 190 ? Fat: 6.3 g ? Protein: 2.6 g ? Carb: 34.2 g ? Fiber: 2.0 g ? Sugar: 19.3 g


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25 Responses to “Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. I made these this evening, and hubby and I nearly got sick from eating so many. REALLY good! I must admit that I find it impossible to precisely follow recipes; I often make substitutions or additions based on what I have on hand. Example: I didn't have applesauce, but I had just make a batch of pureed sweet potatoes as baby food, so I used some of that instead. I also added a bit of almond flavoring. Delicious! Thank you so very much for the awesome recipe! The healthy factor makes me feel better about eating *coughmumblednumbercough* You ladies are awesome!
  2. I needed a quick dessert to take to a dinner party tonight and couldn't go to the store because of a sleeping baby. So I came here because I knew there would be SOMETHING I could make with ingredients I had on hand. I found this recipe and just made it -- they are de-lish :) 3 thumbs up from the kiddos and I'm sure Daddy will love them as well (I made sure not to take ALL the cookies to the party, lol). The only substitute I made was switching the chocolate chips for raisins just because I love oatmeal raisin cookies. Thanks for the great recipe :)
  3. Courtnay
    I made these today but I used whole wheat flour, egg whites, bittersweet chocolate chunks and dried apricots and they were amazing. I am not a fan of oatmeal cookies but these I will definitely make again, plus a bonus my 5 year old loves them. thanks for the great recipe :)
  4. Made these last night and they came out awesome! Great chewy texture; couldn't tell they were reduced fat at all. Tip: I don't particularly like/use Apple sauce and hate wasting food, so seeing the recipe called for so little I bought a tiny baby food jar. :) Just check the ingredients to make sure apples are the only ingredient and it doesn't have weird "brain development" ingredients like tuna oil.

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