Low-Fat Butterscotch Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Total Time
Prep 8 mins
Cook 8 mins

Wow these are good for being low-fat! Sometimes to make them even healthier, I replace half the flour with whole wheat flour, and I use 1/4 cup honey to replace half of the light corn syrup. These do not spread out at all. They are wonderful things to pop in your mouth when you want something sweet. This is a variation from Tribole's "Healthy Desserts"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray baking sheets.
  2. Combine oats, flour, cinnamon and baking soda.
  3. Blend brown sugar, corn syrup, egg whites and maple extract.
  4. Combine egg mixture with oat mix.
  5. Stir in pecans and butterscotch chips.
  6. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350°F.
Most Helpful

We thought these were just ok. Kind of bland tasting. They had a nice texture the first day, but after that they just got rock hard (stored in a ziplock freezer bag). I flattened them before cooking.

zoo66 April 27, 2009

Just made these today. For a fat-free cookie they have a nice taste and texture. However, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips and omitted the pecans. I didn't have corn syrup or brown sugar, so I used a combo of white sugar and honey, and added about 1/2 cup of water to thin out the batter. Make sure to flatten the cookie on the sheet. They won't spread.

Chef Lumiere December 02, 2008

These are excellent! I've made them twice...the second time was by popular demand. Thanks for posting the recipe!!

Paulawannabe October 04, 2006