Slimmed Down Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Slimmed Down Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

By Susan Arruda

We’ve slimmed everything down in this classic except for the flavor! When my children were younger, I often baked treats for school events and parties and when the kids are eagerly munching these treats up with requests for more, you know they’re good! These are a phenomenal pick for a healthier classic chocolate chip cookie option without sacrificing taste. The sugar and fat are drastically slashed in this recipe in comparison to the traditional classic recipes out there.

YIELD: 30 cookies


¼ cup butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 large free run egg
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. baking soda
1 1/3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup all-purpose flour OR spelt flour
2/3 – 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate* pieces
Use colored smarties or m&m’s for a greater visual, and festive appeal.


Pre-heat oven to 350 o F.

Combine butter or margarine with sugars and beat together. 
Add egg & beat together. 
Add yogurt & vanilla & beat/blend together for approximately 1 minute. 
Add baking soda and all-purpose flour & rolled oats and stir to combine. 
Stir in the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. 
Bake for approx. 10 minutes or until cooked and golden brown.


*Dark chocolate is an exceptional antioxidant source; ORAC value is 9000 for 100 grams/3.5 ounces