Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would start the year out with a healthy, good for you, low-calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie.  This has been an ongoing project for me all last year!  I am on the look out for the ultimate guilt-free chocolate chip cookie!!  Is this cookie the ultimate?  No, probably not, but it’s pretty dam good if you ask me!!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This cookie does not contain dairy, it does not contain flour and it does not contain sugar!  Bingo, healthy cookie!!  So what is it made of?  Poop!  Just kidding!!  I used gluten-free rolled oats from Trader Joe’s and ground it into flour.  If you never ground your own oats you should!  Just take a cup of old fashion oats, pop in a mini food processor and a few pulses you have ground oats.  Simple!!  The cookie also contains coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce, sugar-free maple syrup and 3 Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Squares from the candy bar.  I got 19 cookies out of the batch and guess what?  They only have, ready for this?  Drum roll please….41 Calories!  I never made a chocolate chip cookie this good for this low of calories!  Let me tell you, I’ll me making these all of the time!!  I think they may even pass the Husband test!!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

I got the inspiration for this recipe from my Girl Gina, over at Running to the Kitchen.  Gina has some awesome recipes and she made these Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies that looked amazing.  She inspired me to try my own cookies and to see what I can come up with.  Thanks to Gina and her fabulous recipes, I made these yummy bad boys!!  You should check out Running to the Kitchen!  I love Gina’s no bull attitude and she makes the most scrumptious recipes!!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I took the cookies out of the oven,  I thought they were going to be rubbery, but surprisingly enough they weren’t at all.  They are soft and the chocolate is gooey.  They really do taste like a chocolate chip cookie!!  Even though they have oats in them, I didn’t find the taste of the oats to over take the cookie.  Now that I completed this part of my chocolate chip cookie mission, my goal is to come up with a flat, crispy chocolate chip cookie that is guilt-free.  That is going to be tough because I think, it is shortening and brown sugar that gives it the crispiness   But honestly I’m pretty satisfied with these cookies and I think you will be too!!

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 19 Cookies
  • Serving size: 1 Cookie
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    A healthy, guilt-free chocolate chip cookie that is light and filled with gooey, rich chocolate.
    • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
    • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 2 tbsp. maple syrup, sugar free
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 cup oats, ground (I used gluten-free)
    • ¼ tsp. baking soda
    • ¼ tsp. baking powder
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • 3 squares (38 grams) Ghiraradelli Evening Dream Chocolate, chopped
    1. Preheat oven to 350F
    2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat; set a side.
    3. In a large bowl add coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Add oats, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix until combined.
    4. Fold in chocolate
    5. Take a teaspoon size of batter and place on cookie sheet, about 2" apart. The cookies do not spread.
    6. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until bottom is lightly golden. Let them rest on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes and cool on a baking rack.
    Calories per Cookie: 41, Fat: 2.5, Sodium: 56, Pottasium: 15.1, Carbs: 4.6, Fiber: .06, Sugar: .01, Protein: .06

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

    With the creation of this cookie, I know it’s going to be a good year full of fun recipes!!!  Since I have the base down of a healthy cookie, I can just imagine the other creative cookies I can come up with.  I already have one in my head, and I think I want to make it right now!!!  It’s going to be good!!!  It’s going to be fat, it’s going to be good for you!  Ok, I’m too excited!  I’m going to go bake in my 2′ x 1′ spot!  Darn this kitchen !

    Have a great day!



    P.S.  The cookies look much better in person than the photo!  It really bothers me that I don’t have my photo spot at this time. With the limited sunlight, I just can’t get a good shot in anywhere!  Sorry!!  This makes me so sad!  I’ll have to re-make when I get my spot back.

    Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    1. Wow! These look so yummy… Chocolate inside the cookies makes me starving!

    2. Ooooooh these look delicious! Love healthy cookies 😀

    3. i recently made a healthier oatmeal cookie too, Jennifer! We are on the same page. I am loving your healthy recipes – we seem to lvoe the same things and tastes!

    4. holy chocolate. Those look wonderful and their healthy which means it’s totally acceptable to hide in a closet and eat the whole batch, right?

    5. I see this soft chocolate inside and this recipe is in my heart already 🙂

    6. These look so oatmealy! That’s definitely the way to go when making oatmeal cookies!!

    7. I could snack on these little fellas all day, but I guess that would kinda defeat the purpose…oh well!

    8. They look pretty great to me, light or no light 🙂 The gooey chocolate coming out the center, yum!

    9. I’ve been looking for a good (healthy) chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I can’t wait to try these out!

    10. These cookies look fabulous. I love oatmeal cookies. With chocolate they are sheer perfection.

    11. My dad’s famous cookies use ground up oats as well, but for some reason it never occurs to me to do it myself in cookies. Love these!

    12. Aww, thanks 🙂 Yours look so good! The hardest part of this paleo challenge is right about this time every day (2-3pm my time) where all I want is an afternoon piece of chocolate! Aka: THESE! haha

    13. Made these tonight, for an after dinner dessert, and they were a huge hit. I have always shied away from making my own oat flour, not sure why, but after tonight i will be making plenty more for other recipes. Thanks so much for posting this and my jeans thank you too 🙂

    14. These look delicious and since they are healthy I can have two, guilt free! Thank you for sharing your recipe on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party. Make sure you come back today to vote for your favorite recipes!

    15. Very interesting! No fat, sugar, I will have to make these out of curiosity alone! Thanks for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday

    16. Oh YUM! There isn’t much more to say than YUM oh yeah and healthy! DOUBLE bonus!!
      Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

      Be sure to check out the winning entry this week for our Better Batter Giveaway! The winner will be announced Thursday evening!

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    17. So I started out with your recipe as inspiration! I ended up with a twist. I didn’t add coconut oil or maple syrup. I did add about 3 tbsp of almond butter, 2 tbsp ground flax seed, 1 tbsp of honey oh and I threw in about 1/4 cup of bran. Goes against the purpose of vegan but super healthy and yummy! Thanks!

    18. These cookies are amazing! I didn’t think I would like them. ..but WOW! That is all I have to say!

    19. Wow these were delicious…made them yesterday and yes they are all gone. Next time Double recipe! FYI I didn’t have applesauce so I blended up an apple in my BlendTec an it worked out just fine!

    20. These were AMAZING. Made them exactly as written, and it was exactly what I wanted, I cant stop eating them! Thanks so much for this recipe!


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