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Low Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

We’ve got a new favorite cookie in our house, and it’s a little less guilty tasting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, Chocolate Chip oatmeal cookies, Low Fat Cookies, low fat dessert
Servings: 30
Calories: 96kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unpacked brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silpat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed.
  • Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.
  • 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.
  • Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 Tbl. each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.
  • Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container so you don't eat them all in one sitting!


I have created a list of my favorite things to add to these cookies, to make them taste just slightly different, depending on the holiday, season, and flavor preference:
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • M&M’s
  • Pretzel Bits
  • Coconut
  • Nuts
  • Orange Zest
  • Raisins or Craisins
  • Candy Bits
  • Caramel
  • Sea Salt


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg