Reduced Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I wanted a delicious oatmeal cookie recipe without all the butter, and I love to use pumpkin as a substitute. After some trial and error, I've worked out a terrific reduced fat cookie that tastes delicious and is healthy too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine all the wet ingredients, sugar, nectar, eggs and pumpkin together. Mix well.
  3. In another bowl mix the dry ingredients, flours, oats, baking powder, and spices.
  4. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, then add the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop cookies by large tablespoon onto a oil-sprayed cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Most Helpful

I confess, my favorite cookie is chocolate chip oatmeal! So I am biased to like chocolate chip oatmeal, but also very particular about those cookies too. (Obviously I made these with chocolate chips, not raisins, but I would do 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup raisins next time.) I used sweet potato purée (what I had instead), honey, and cinnamon brown sugar oatmeal. I had mixed everything else when I noticed/remembered I was out of rolled oats! I had some homemade breakfast oatmeal, lots less sugar than commercial, but right at the end I did have to throw in a lot more sugar than expected. The cookies are going very fast and everyone loved them (ages 3 to 75). This batch is a bit sweet, so I'm looking forward to the next batch with actual rolled oats and less sugar.

I used my cookie scoop, and my cookies didn't flatten out either so I have rounded cookie dollops.


nethope September 07, 2011

loved these...maybe a little too much - next time i'll cut the sugar and/or chocolate chips down a little to make them slightly healthier still, but wow these are yummy

ShortieNJ June 20, 2010

I thought these were delicious and I know that DH will love them one he gets home :) and if there's any left!! I made my version gluten-free, using GF AP flour and almond flour, and since I didn't have the whole 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, I used about 3/4 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cup cinnamon chips. I also cut the brown sugar to 1/2 cup and used tupelo honey. AWESOME ~ like Greeny, my cookies did not flatten out, but that's okay ~ makes them look bigger LOL. I baked my cookies for 18 minutes, and got 43 out of the batch. Thanks for posting ~ I really like the flavor of these cookies plus the fact that they're a healthy version the whole family can enjoy. Made for Spring PAC 2010!

FloridaNative April 23, 2010