Chocolate Oat Bran Cookies With Chocolate Chips

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 12 mins

A very good cookie. From "The high fiber cookbook for diabetics" by Mabel Cavaiani, R.D.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix oat bran and water, let stand at room temperature for 30-45 minutes .
  2. (This timing is very important.) Cream margarine, sugar and sugar substitute together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg whites and vanilla and mix at medium speed for 30 seconds Scrape down the bowl Stir flour, cocoa, soda, dry buttermilk and salt together to blend well.
  4. Add to the creamed mixture along with the oat bran mixture and mix at medium speed to blend.
  5. Add chocolate chips to dough Drop by tablespoonful onto cookie sheets that have been sprayed with pan spray or lined with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes.
  7. (The cookies will not be crisp if they are not baked the full length of time.) Remove from hot cookie sheets to wire racks to cool.
  8. Use 1 cookie per serving.
  9. This recipe is a good source of fiber.
  10. Food exchanges per serving (1 cookie): 2/3 bread and 1 fat Low sodium diets: omit salt, use salt-free margarine Low-cholesterol diets: May be used as written.
Most Helpful

These are good, not so sweet. I replaced the sugar substitute with 1 tsp. stevia. I only had 1 T. cocoa, and didn't miss it. I used 1 cup whole wheat flour, and 1 cup barely flour. Good enough my 2 year old is on his second.

farmchick #2 September 02, 2009

Don't know why nobody has picked up on this recipe before now, as I find these healthy little gems to be GREAT TASTING COOKIES, but then, I'm a chocoholic of the best kind! I actually made these for myself, but then gave most of them away (along with the recipe), dividing them between two of my diabetic friends! Thanks for a very nice keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in the Diabetes Awareness Month Tag Game]

Sydney Mike November 14, 2008