Low Fat Oatmeal- Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: Pretty Darn Good Low Fat Oatmeal- Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Yield: 22 cookies

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Low Fat Oatmeal- Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was really happy to come up with a low fat cookie recipe that I could feel good about eating when I'm watching my weight. Not overly sweet, this cookie has a little bit of a soft granola bar consistency.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups oats
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slightly spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray, or line with parchment paper or silpat mat.

2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and allspice.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, applesauce, sugars, egg and vanilla until well blended. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture. Mix well. Fold in oats. At this point, you can decide if you'd like to mix in the chocolate chips or save them to sprinkle on op of each scoop of cookie dough.

4. Drop rounded Tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart. You should end up with about 22 cookies. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes; remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories per serving: 101
Fat per serving: 2.1g
Saturated Fat per serving: 1.1g
Fiber per serving: 1.5g
Protein per serving: 1.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 11.2mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 24.6g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 3 Old Points Program: 2

Source: RecipeGirl.com

7 Responses to “Low Fat Oatmeal- Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. postedSep 14, 2010 8:56 AM

    Love them! They look so good!

  2. postedSep 15, 2010 7:23 AM

    I’ve tried the applesauce trick on a couple of occasions, it’s kind of amazing that it really does a good job of substituting for oil without a huge change in overall results.

    I might like this cookie with raisins instead of chocolate chips to even further reduce the calories…but I know you would not!

  3. postedAug 22, 2012 8:34 AM

    Hi Lori!,

    These cookies look really tasty and i would like to try them but I’ve got one question: how do you put them on a baking sheet? I mean, i’d like to make them 4 inch big and i’m not sure what is the best trick for it…..Last time i form oaties in hands but fell apart after baking and cooling. Regards!

    • August 22nd, 2012 @ 3:53 PM

      I haven’t made them larger than normal, so I can’t tell you that they’ll bake up wonderfully. I usually use an ice cream scoop for large cookies and just space them out appropriately.

  4. postedAug 27, 2012 10:31 PM

    Thank for replying Lori!

  5. postedNov 11, 2012 4:09 PM

    These turned out great!

  6. postedMar 21, 2014 10:31 AM

    too sweet, next time will use just half of sugar. And I got just 12 cookies.

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