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Skinny Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookies have NO sugar, NO white flour, and only 2 tablespoons of butter in the whole batch!


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (scant)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips, divided


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
  • Pull out 2 medium bowls, one for dry ingredients, one for wet.
  • In one bowl, whisk together the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Melt the butter in the other bowl. You don't have to melt it all the way, if there are a couple lumps it's okay. Let cool slightly.
  • Whisk in the vanilla, then the egg. Whisk in the honey.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to stir until it has just come together (don't overdo it).
  • Save out about half of the chocolate chips. Use a sharp knife to roughly chop the remaining chocolate, then fold it into the dough.
  • Refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes, or freeze for about 15 minutes.
  • Use your hands to shape the dough into roughly 15 cookies (or 12 if you eat a lot of dough like me...)
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-13 minutes, or until they have just started to brown on the edges.
  • Once you remove them from the oven, immediately press the remaining chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies.
  • Let cool on the pan for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  • Drink with lots of milk!


Source: slightly adapted from Amy's book Healthier Chocolate Treats


Serving: 1 cookie, Calories: 158 kcal, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 4 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 21 mg, Sodium: 181 mg, Potassium: 114 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 14 g, Vitamin A: 83 IU, Vitamin C: 1 mg, Calcium: 64 mg, Iron: 1 mg