Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

These low-calorie chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are definitely my ‘go to’ when I want a sweet treat, and the best part is you can eat them without feeling too much guilt. I found these on the Spruce Eats website and highly recommend these!

I trialed these out last night at our weight loss group and ended up leaving with an empty plate. Once every month we will bake little tasters from our recipes for all clients to enjoy.

You could also enjoy them as they are or crumble them on top of your favourite yoghurt.

Ingredients (for 24 cookies)

- 2 ounces butter (softened)

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- 1/3 cup granulated sugar

- 1 large egg (room temp)

- 1 teaspoon vanilla

- 1 cup all-purpose flour

- 1 1/2 cups oats (old-fashioned rolled oats)

- 1 teaspoon baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

- 1/2 cup chocolate chips

......only 142 calories per cookie too!


Step 1. Gather up all ingredients.

Step 2. Heat the oven to 180c. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

Step 3. Place the softened butter, the brown sugar, and the white sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. With an electric beater, beat the butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and fluffy.

Step 4. Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined. Set the mixture aside until you are ready to continue with it. 

Step 5. In a separate, large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon simply by using a large spoon or fork to toss the dry ingredients together. Make sure the mixture is well combined.

Step 6. With a large, sturdy spoon, mix in the butter-sugar mixture by gently stirring the ingredients together just until they are well combined.

Step 7. Add the chocolate chips and continue to gently stir the ingredients to combine them well.

Step 8. Use a tablespoon to drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

Step 9. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges of the cookies turn slightly brown (bake a little less for soft cookies, and a little longer for crisp cookies).

Step 10. Serve and enjoy!

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