Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are heavy on the oats, not on the butter or flour.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies - The Lemon Bowl

Confession: these are not holiday cookies. These are any-time-of-the-year cookies. At just 90 calories a piece, I promise you can enjoy these guilt-free! Heck, enjoy three of them.

Cookie Dough - The Lemon Bowl

These cookies have the perfect balance of chewy oats, omega-3 packed walnuts and just enough chocolate chips to satisfy the sweet tooth.

Cookies Silpat - The Lemon Bowl

Fortunately, it only requires 3 tablespoons of butter and has a healthy dose of whole wheat flour and flax seed meal to give you an all access pass to Guilt Free Cookie Land. You’re welcome.

See you in January, skinny jeans!

4.5 from 4 reviews
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are heavy on the oats, not on the butter or flour.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar -packed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed meal
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups oats
  • ½ cup walnuts - chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with silicone baking sheet or spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat together softened butter, honey, brown sugar, water and egg.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, flax seed meal, baking soda, salt and oats.
  4. With the mixer on medium speed, gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet using a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides periodically.
  5. When ingredients have just combined, remove from the mixer and stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, scoop the dough onto baking sheets and bake until just browned, 11-13 minutes. Let cool before removing from the pan.
Be careful not to over bake these cookies. They are best cooked until just browned and then allowed to cool completely before eating.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 90 Fat: 4.1 g Saturated fat: 1.6 g Unsaturated fat: 2.5 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 12.8 g Sugar: 8.1 g Sodium: 53 mg Fiber: 1.1 g Protein: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 9 mg




  1. says

    How come your cookies look so scrumptious and mine fall flat?! :( Even my oatmeal ones, someone once said they wish for the traditional. :) Your look mighty delicious and I bet I could enjoy not only one but two!

  2. says

    I love the healthy twist on these cookies! I keep telling myself it is time to start baking healthier cookies and like you said…fit into those skinny jeans! :) Great recipe- can’t wait to try it.

  3. Leah says

    I am gonna try that. Gotta get some flax seeds. I have pomgrante and will throw some in it! Mmmm! No nuts for me (allergy and dislike).

      • Leah says

        What do you mean be sure buy meal? I got it as a seeds. I’ve seen ground ones. I’ve heard a lot positives on flax seeds. :) and of course ill let you know how it is! My boys may not like. Lol

        • Liz DellaCroce says

          Leah – Flax seeds are great whole but unfortunately, the go in and out of the body without being aborbed which means you don’t get any of the nutritional benefits like omega 3’s. If you use flax seed meal (same thing as ground flax seed), your body gets all of the benefits!! You can grind it yourself in a food processor or blender which is why in smoothies, it doesn’t matter if it’s whole or ground. Of course, they are great for crunch whole but you might as well get the health benefits. :)

  4. Dani says

    Love this recipe but a yield of 30 cookies is a little inflated…I barely got 25 and that was at a tablespoon of dough per cookie.

    • says

      Hmm… I make these all the time and always get 30! Did you use chopped walnuts? Wondering if I add more add-ins or maybe they are chopped thicker? Either way I hope you enjoyed them!!


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