Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Add remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and stir until combined. They were delicious! Thank you so much for your encouragement, that means a lot to me! You are welcome!! will be making them again real soon! Awesome!! Making more now. I’ve made these cookies yesterday evening. Plus it’s super cheap which is another reason I love it so much. Just made a double batch of these babies, they turned out delicious but a bit too crumbly on the inside. Enjoy! Rest in refrigerator for 1, or more, hours (no more than 2 days). Using this conversion chart , I swapped that butter for a 1/4 cup + 2 TBS of olive oil. LARD. Hope that helps! Just made these! I’d love to make these cookies but I don’t love the taste of coconut oil, can you taste it in these cookies? I’m so thrilled the kids loved them Thank you! It is real close to 2,000. , Hi, So I picked up the whole parchment sheet and laid it on the cooling rack. I’m so glad these were so well enjoyed! They may look a little underdone in the center, but they are the very best slightly under-baked and they will harden after cooling. Not sure what I did wrong. {one-bowl, vegan, gluten-free} Holy smokes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I think your kids would love this! Will it matter if I use virgin coconut oil vs. a refined coconut oil? Wow these cookies were amazing in this recipe is outstanding I have been looking for a healthy option to sub out flour butter and white sugar. I haven’t tried either substitute. I’m totally convinced they make cookies taste better! I must fix my errors and try again! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe <3, Oh that is so great to hear!! I am waiting for my dough to chill and was wondering if you have ever made them as a pan cookie to cut into bars? Baking soda, a base, needs an acid to react with so that you aren’t left with that wonky taste. We were so excited to try these based on the reviews and photos; but mine have come 100% crumbly and dry. Tender on the inside, crunchy on the outside, SO delicious! Yay! I’m so sorry you had a bad experience with these cookies I wonder if after scooping the dough they got warmed up? Really easy recipe. Maybe cause I didn’t wait exactly the 30 minutes you suggest (I waited more like 20). Yes it seems like the coconut oil is a little off or perhaps you may not have had enough dry ingredients or mis-measured by a little? Hope that helps! Love how healthy they are . And you can’t beat the fiber from the oats. Thanks so much for your comment! Get the best of both worlds with these Healthy Oatmeal Cookies — something healthy and something sweet. I also had to bake them longer, I estimate approximately 15 minutes total. Thanks so much for the recipe! I plan on making these with white chocolate, dried cranberries, and pistachio’s as well …. This recipe looks great and I will be making it soon. Add baking soda to applesauce and set aside. Then we’ve got some baking soda, vanilla, and cinnamon — all great little additions to these delicious cookies! NO SUGAR, low calorie, and kid-friendly, these soft, chewy cookies are the perfect healthy dessert or even snack. Any ideas? How in the world are these cookies healthy!? nutmeg 1/2 tsp. It takes seconds to make the oat flour and the only catch with it is, make sure to measure AFTER grinding the oats into a powder and not before. Like you I love oat flour lover for the same reasons than you. Just made them! So happy to hear these were enjoyed!! If coconut oil is mostly hard, melt until soft or liquid in the microwave (15-30 seconds usually) Omgosh I tweaked the recipe. And I let the dough chill for an hour. Thank you for the comment! Just made these today. Let’s just say that I think the “prinkles” were her favorite part of the whole thing and I was actually impressed at how many of them stuck to the cookie instead of being sprinkled all over the floor! Today’s recipe is a healthy makeover of those addictive chocolate chip cookie bars. I just made them for a playdate and the kids loved them. Sorry. Yes, if they get melty before baking they will go flat! If you don't have quick oats, pulse old fashioned oats a few times in a blender or food processor until they resemble quick oats. I have found if I chill the dough longer than a day it doesn’t spread as well as cooking the cookies just an hour after chilling. Hi I have steel cut and would prefer to use just that. Hi! So thrilled to hear you enjoyed these so much! Since you mentioned that you could have used raisins but you preferred chocolate, I added some dried cranberries which were good. Thanks for a really easy recipe that didn’t have loads of sugar in it! Thanks again for the wonderful compliment . I am very happy with the cookies overall. Any suggestions? If you are seeking out an less refined sugar, I would choose Organic Coconut palm sugar. Super delicious! I use 1/2 cup of peanut butter instead of tahini. Thanks for the comment . Why? APPLESAUCE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES : 1/2 c. shortening 1 c. sugar 1 tsp. Could i make a double batch and freeze half to cook later? Store: In an airtight container or sealed bag Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies can last in the fridge for a week. So thrilled this made it in the favorites box!! Thank you! I know I’m a food blogger, and I have over 800 recipes on this site now, but baking still gives me the shakes. Bake your oatmeal cookies for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Thank you for this recipe. Thank you! Hi Chelsea, They are crumbly and taste very sweet. Just print them out and start baking! Add to creamed mixture. Delicious applesauce cookies that are simple to make and are absolutely delicious too! You can also try adding a few more oats. Place oats into a food processor and blend for 15-20 seconds to lightly pulverize, shredding them into … cinnamon 1/4 tsp. baking soda 2 c. flour, sifted 1 tsp. Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies are an easy way to make a healthier version of everyone’s favorite cookie. I found your recipe after I decided that it was time to make some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I doubled the recipe and only baked half (will freeze the other half for a few days). Although some "tried and true" substitutions may work in other recipes, I do not guarantee they work in this recipe. These cookies came out so delicious even my kids ate them. The healthier oatmeal cookies I do have on the blog have a whole bunch of peanut butter in ’em. Can also add 3/4°C chopped nuts if desired. Ingredients Dry. I’d try adding a bit more coconut oil (and then chilling until firm) for the next baking! It’s actually no wonder I’m a peanut butter fanatic these days; my older brother is severely allergic to peanut butter and my mom hates it so we never had it around growing up. The first time I made them I’m not gonna lie I ate 10 of them! 1 cup shortening. Also crisped it up on the outside more and made the texture inside nice and gooey. Thanks for sharing your substitutions they sound delicious. Combine oat flour, whole wheat flour, salt, and baking soda in a bowl and whisk well. :/, I’m sorry Michelle, I don’t know the carb count. Thanks for your help!! For anyone in Ireland, I used Ready Brek for quick oats. ?Thanks for the recipe!! These shouldn’t be crumbly at all after completely cooling Let me know and hopefully we can troubleshoot for you! I don’t know what else to do ? Great for a breastfeeding diet, but they’re also just super tasty! Stir in chocolate chips. Thanks for the comment! I have the same problem. Thank you!! they are delish!!! Even though you said not to make any substitutions, I did make one. Hi! Is anyone knows how many calories per cookies? Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or Did you chill the dough long enough? Thank you! Applesauce Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are moist, soft and packed with flavor. I make these with extra virgin coconut oil and not refined and they turn out perfect…I haven’t yet tried with refined as I never buy this in. Great idea to add the flax meal! They are definitely going to be my go-to chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe! How to Make Mealtime Hassle Free! Fold in the dark chocolate chips. Highly recommend, these cookies are so so yummy. And your changes sound delicious too! Hey Jan! I actually liked the oatmeal raisin cookies better. Hey! I gradually kept reducing the sugar to try and make them even healthier and now I substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips and I use less than half a cup for double the recipe and it is more than enough. (If you chill longer than a day, let the dough sit out for 15 or so minutes so you are able to scoop it into balls). Made these but substituted the oatflour for 1/4cup coconut flour and raisins instead of chocolate chips. ::face palm:: Darn!! Simple, minimal ingredients but they look freaking awesome! So I sneak in all these healthy alternatives whenever I can. To Katherine’s question above regarding freezing them- yes it works. So happy they turned out well! Cream sugar, shortening and eggs. Here at our local grocery store and Wal Mart, I’d about have to mortgage the house to buy the stuff! really an all around versatile recipe that is perfect for people that have a daily sweet tooth nagging them, but your brain is saying “eat healthy”. chocolate chips 1 egg 1 tsp. Since sugar Is usually what gives that chewy texture. I will know this recipe by heart by next week lol. Literally the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had. Thanks for your comment! (However, they still taste heavenly!) I needed to let these cook at least 10 minutes each (especially if you were refrigerating the dough before hand). Perfect for quarantine because you don’t need flour! Thank you , So happy you liked these! I made them with butter! Oh yeah…hiii mom!) Want’em? Directions. Best advice is to take them out when they still look undone because they are best gooey. I’d love to hear your results. I wouldn’t recommend switching out for different oils since coconut oil is a bit unique in that it is solid at room temperature. I was craving the giant crazy unhealthy costco cookies so i did myself a favor and googled healthy chocolate cookies instead and found your recipe! Remove from the oven and allow to stay on the baking sheet for another 2 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack. Thanks for the great tips. Hmm that’s so strange; I’ve never had that happen before or heard of that happening. These were so good!! My husband loves them as well …. I split one batch up prior to the mix-ins and did one half chocolate chips and the other half rasins & craisins. Your email address will not be published. Also what type of coconut oil are you using? They look delicious. Stir in the eggs, applesauce and vanilla. I guess if healthy means 134 calories per cookie than these are healthy. And these cookies had to happen, so I used lard. Don’t get me wrong – the applesauce doesn’t make these cookies super healthy, but I absolutely love the way they taste! This comment made me laugh!! I also love that they are the right amount of sweetness. These are outstanding – thank you! The cookies are delicious and have gone down a treat in my house. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Flatter than a pancake indeed. Made these just now with my 3 year old… so tasty! Okay so here’s my spill about how easy it is to make oat flour: All you have to do is blend regular old fashioned or quick oats in a blender or food processor. I chilled the dough for an hour and then when I rolled them into balls I re-chilled them for 15 mins. Instructions. I mean, how can they look SO good?! Any substitutions NOT recommended. I baked for 9 minutes, let them sit for 2 minutes on parchment. It gave the 1/2 cup called for in the recipe. I have also tried these with rice malt syrup and the texture wasn’t any different but they weren’t as sweet as with the brown sugar. I took someone else’s advice and used two eggs and an extra 1/3 cup of oatmeal. 2 cups sugar. I’m looking forward to making them for others. The top 20 Ideas About Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Applesauce by admin September 24, 2018 March 8, 2019 written by admin September 24, 2018 March 8, 2019 Also didn’t have any chocolate chips that where dairy and soya free so I bashed down some bark chocolate into bits .. just as good 1 (12 oz) pkg. Tip: Use a room temperature egg. Thanks for the recipe. I’m a little picky about oatmeal cookies. Added 2 Tbsp flax meal so they’re more like “lactation cookies” – ended up making a second batch and freezing for post-partum snacks! Add oats and mix. . The taste was good, but they did not spread (didn’t read all the comments before so I didn’t think to press them down) and they were not chewy at all and I prefer crispy-chewey cookies. I am definitely going to be making these! Especially substituting out the old fashioned oats (they are needed to absorb liquid) or the coconut oil (it is needed for stability in this recipe). In a medium bowl, combine the applesauce and baking soda. I love these cookies! So good!! Mine looked more small “clusters” of oat cookies. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, APPLESAUCE OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. Just one question- do the cookies come out crunchy? It totally worked- in fact, I think they taste better after the dough has been frozen.! Chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any occasion! I can’t say for sure since I haven’t tried either! I’m so sorry you had a bad time making these first go-around. Do you have the nutrition facts for these cookies?! That may be it! I don’t see the nutritional information posted. Your email address will not be published. Beat with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes. I let it harden in the fridge for more than 2 hours. Thanks so much for the recipe! Any cookies that have coconut oil in them instead of butter are winners to me! I’m making some right now with raisin, chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts. Made with real ingredients, without eggs and butter, and require no chilling time. I’m actually not quite sure why yours didn’t spread (mine always do! Any thoughts as to why this happened? Great consistency, held together well, and not too coconutty. I substituted avocado oil for the coconut oil as my husband is allergic to coconut. This was my first time using oat flour and coconut oil. But, between you and me, I suggest you nix the raisins and add chocolate chips instead Just letting you know you have cookie options. Thank you! My husband is a diabetic so I’m always looking for healthy cookies. The cookies are beautiful. I did have to flatten them before putting them in but that might be because I didn’t have any old fashioned oats and just added a bit more quick oats. FOLLOW ALONG! And so it shows up anyway! These cookies happen to be oil-free, dairy-free and gluten-free – no flour used, just oats! Thanks for the comment. Add the oats, whole wheat flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. However, I have had some readers say they have had success with canola oil, so you could try that, but I can’t guarantee it will work for you. Are we supposed to make 3/4 cup oat flour from regular old fashioned oats? Added some peanut butter powder for extra protein! i used regular butter instead of coconut oil and instead of brown sugar, i used 2 tbsp white sugar plus 2 tbsp maple syrup. What ingredients are in these healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? I have a question about last part of Step 5. It’s been a hot minute since I posted a recipe here on Spoons. Baked for 10 minutes. I just chopped the bar. For a healthy oatmeal chocolate-chip cookie that is. Love hearing the changes you made. I just made these cookies and WOW, I am in love!! This is my fourth healthy recipe of yours I think and all have been fantastic. But still talking about oats here, I wanted TONS of texture in these oatmeal cookies. I make these at least once a week! Pack in the cookies TIGHT in the cookie scoop (or your hands) to avoid crumbly cookies. The only thing I did different is take out one scoop of oat flour and replaced it with unflavoured protein powder. Horrible. Do you know how many calories are in them roughly? There is a little bit of brown sugar, but it’s only 4 tablespoons for the whole batch! Glad you loved these! In another bowl, stir together the vanilla extract, large egg, and brown sugar. Add eggs and applesauce, mix well. If you substitute out the brown sugar, they may have a slightly bitter taste because the baking soda reacts with the brown sugar to get rid of the acid. I need to try these, and oh look I happen to have some coconut oil in my pantry You don’t have to use your entire name and your email doesn’t show to anyone but allows an alert to be sent your email that I’ve replied. Stir in the chocolate chips. THANK YOU so very much for this recipe!! So that or old baking soda (is yours older than 30 days?) What type of coconut oil did you make? Best of luck tomorrow! Add chocolate chips. Hope that helps! If you are a fan of super soft chocolate chip cookies, this applesauce chocolate chip cookie recipe is for you. Sugar screws me up more than fat, so I substituted a few other things. Scoop the cookie dough with a cookie scoop onto prepared cookie sheets. I used olive oil instead of coconut, coconut sugar, no salt, Almond It won’t be as healthy but I believe butter works. I cooked them about 15 minutes I think . IT’S HOLIDAY BAKING SEASON! Thank you for sharing the recipe, they were a big hit. They definitely ratify a sweet tooth, and that’s coming from a hardcore sweets person. I hate raisins so I don’t usually eat oatmeal cookies, but when there are chocolate chips involved I’m all about them! What is the purpose of the quick oats? I used brown sugar Splenda, added 1 scoop protein powder, 1/4 cup hemp hearts, 1/2 cup raw coconut, a few raisons, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/3 cup ground roasted pecans. I am a bit confused by the “oats” portion of this recipe. Fold in chocolate chips and scoop heaping tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. I’m sure this is the reason mine didn’t turn out – will definitely try again!! I measured everything correctly and they turned out flat as a pancake. Thank you! This is what life is about! I use that to the advantage of these cookies – I melt the coconut oil to mix it with the cookies, but the cookies then have to be chilled for the coconut oil to harden up again. baking powder 1 tsp. I will definitely make again! I made these and they are AMAZING. Slightly crunchy on edges. I discoved this recipe last week and I just made my 8th batch tonight. . I do know that My Fitness Pal is a great resource for that information though. Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract. I adjusted it a bit to lower the oil- I just added an egg (so I used 2 eggs) and only used 1/3 cup coconut oil, and added another 1/2 cup of oats to make the batter thicker – you can’t go wrong with more oats! These are fantastic! Oh awesome!! I wonder, speculating here, but it might work the same for the oatmeal. I blended the oats and then measured the oat flour accordingly. Truly the perfect cookie right here! This will help your cookies turn out right every time! They are also quite oily and soft. I have made the same cookie for years my own recipe. In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sugars on medium speed. They also didn’t expand very much. Did you change any of the ingredients out? So happy you loved the taste though! . . Thanks for the comment Jenny! If so equal parts? These were such good cookies! I love these so much. All of my expectations were met plus more definitely my new go to cookie recipe, So glad to hear you enjoyed these! . Thank you so much! These are A-maz-ing! of raisins, and around 3/4 cup rough-chopped walnut pieces. Can’t wait to try these! I have two questions. These were great, I was looking for a bit healthier of lactation cookies- and somehow stumbled upon this. . Notify me of follow-up comments by email. And that just blows my mind. Thank you so much for the recipe! I LOVE that you used oat flour it gives it a completely different texture that I love! And then technically dark chocolate has sugar too, but dark chocolate is super good for you! So happy to hear that! The oatmeal makes a super nice crunch! Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine all your ingredients until a thick batter remains. Set aside. 20 NO BAKE CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES. I do know some readers have tried butter in the place of coconut oil with success. I hope it works. It is recommended you check your baking soda and make sure it is not expired. So good! Prefer more brown sugar than white sugar and unbleached flour. Adapted from Eating Well and Beverly Rosenberg's "Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies" Makes 16-28 cookies . Have you ever made cookies with applesauce? We have been trying to find healthy snacks for my 12-year old hockey player, and he read an article that said healthy oatmeal cookies can be a great snack choice. Mix together applesauce, brown sugar, butter, and egg. I also reduced the baking soda to 1/2 a teaspoon. But this post, it has nothing to do with peanut butter so….let’s get talking about how these don’t have peanut butter instead! Karolien. I didn’t flatten but may next time. Healthy chocolate chip cookies? I used Dr. Bronner’s extra virgin coconut oil and 1 whole Chocolove Strong Dark 70% chocolate bar. Yay to anyone who tries different approaches! Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal. Maybe I’ll try a different coconut oil? The only thing I did different was I added a tablespoon of flax seed, tablespoon of chia seeds, and some walnuts. You probably won’t be able to answer before I’m putting these babies in the oven, hopefully they’ll turn out great ! HOW TO STORE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. Thanx. Any idea why? I’m excited for you to try that out as well as your other delicious sounding combination! Add to creamed mixture. Was that just because of the butter? Easy, healthy Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips, you are what I need today.Chewy and choc-a-block with chocolate chips, this healthy dessert recipe is exactly what you should make when you are craving some old-school comfort (is there anything more classic or delightful than oatmeal, banana, and chocolate … and another with shredded coconut, almonds, and dark chocolate …. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. So happy I found the recipe when searching for baking with oat flour. Awesome!! So happy these were a hit! 2 eggs. …With chocolate chips. Just made these today, they’re fantastic! Hello d can this dough be frozen prior to baking? I used raisins, next time I’ll try them with chocolate chips. And I have to admit that something in me just feels more justified eating multiple cookies when I know they are packed with applesauce and oatmeal! 1/2 cup honey. Oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies made a whole lot healthier with no flour, no butter, very little sugar, and healthy fats such as coconut oil and dark chocolate. The cold egg will cause the coconut oil to get hard again. It’s awesome. “Awaiting Moderation” just means I need to approve your comment to go live on my site. Time to redo! In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Apparently also I am internet dumb! These are delicious and such a nice texture. That could have been the main contributor to the crumbliness, but definitely try a large egg next time too! Thanks for posting. 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