Oatmeal-Based Low-Fat & Fat-Free Cookie Recipes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 375 F. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in rolled oats. In a separate container, mix all other ingredients, and add this mixture to dry ingredients, mixing well. Drop teaspoon-sized balls of batter onto greased non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes.

Oatmeal Brownie Cookies


  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites, beaten
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup fat free yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix egg whites, yogurt, honey and vanilla. In a separate container, mix all other ingredients. Make a well in dry ingredient mixture, add wet ingredients, stir only until moistened. Fold in chocolate chips. Place tablespoon-sized lumps of batter on greased baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes.

Orange-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest (grated peel)
  • 1 tsp orange extract


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix banana, egg whites, and juice concentrate in blender until smooth. Pour into mixing bowl, add honey, stir. Add oats and flour, baking soda and cinnamon, then cranberries and zest, stirring regularly. Place by tablespoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.

Oatmeal Ginger Cookies


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 F. Mash bananas, combine with molasses and vanilla. Mix together dry ingredients, add banana mixture, stir in rolled oats. Form teaspoon-sized balls, place on greased (or sprayed) baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes.

Oatmeal Banana Cookies


  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 4 cups goodies, ie raisins, nuts, chopped dates


Preheat oven to 400 F. Cream together bananas and sugars, add egg whites and beat thoroughly. Add vanilla, salt, baking soda, flour, and oats, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Mix in other ingredients. Place golf-ball sized lumps of batter at least 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes or until brown around the edges.

Pumpkin-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 350 F. Thoroughly mix pumpkin and sugar, beat in egg whites. Gradually stir in flour, baking soda, and spices, then add oats and raisins, mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on greased or sprayed cookie sheet. Bake 10-20 minutes.

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Juan chiing 3 years ago

How much do they all feed

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Eileen Goodall 4 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

Oh my these look fabulous, thanks for sharing, voted up and pinned.

DevotedDad 5 years ago

Thanks for the recipes. I have eaten garbage for almost 30 years and have just found out that my triglycerides are at CRITICAL level. I have never eaten healthy and really do not even know where to begin.

These cookies sure look like a good way to possibly stay on course.

Nanci 5 years ago


I agree with sokpuppit - What you said to Kristy was EXTREMELY rude.

(Thanks, Maddie, for the wonderful cookie recipes......sure wish they were gluten free!) :)

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MarilynMorrison 5 years ago

Delicious, Thanks for the recipes, I love it.

Deb 5 years ago

My daughter likes the chocolate oatmeal cookies, buy my favorite, by far, is the orange cranberry oatmeal cookies. Those are FANTASTIC!!!! I get either the orange craisins or the cherry craisins. Really very, very good. Thanks for the recipes!

Daniel 5 years ago

I would like to try the Oatmeal Brownie recipe. The instructions call for milk, but not the ingredients list. How much milk is needed?

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Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Thanks for the feedback. It's true, I like my cookies spicy. I will edit the recipe to reduce the cinnamon, so that they appeal to a broader range of tastes!

e6army_wife 5 years ago

I made the Oatmeal Ginger cookies. I think 3t was way too much cinnamon. Otherwise they were good and I would try them again with less cinnamon.

antlermass 6 years ago

Will the oatmeal raisin recipe turn out if you make it into bars instead of cookies? Has anyone tried?

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Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

Hi Maddie, I'm loving this recipe and can hardly wait to try it. Yummy!

BTW-I linked my latest hub: Russian Tea Cakes to this one. Thanks. Happy Holidays.

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living earth 6 years ago from UK

Maddie, reading your hub made me hungry. Your recipes are amazing, I cant decide which one I should make.

Jen 6 years ago

Hey. So I'm making the oatmeal craisin orange cookies... Smells amazing!! Should it have such a liquidy consistency? And I switched the white flour to whole wheat... Dies that make a difference? Thanks:)

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techygran 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

Thanks for this great hub.. I'm not a cookie maker (too dangerous lol) but was asked to bake dozens of them for a church event over the coming weeks... I wanted healthier cookies and this really hits the spot... I'm starting with the pumpkin ones. I added Celtic sea salt (not in the recipe). Is there a reason for no salt? Thanks again!

sokpuppit 6 years ago

I just made the oatmeal brownie cookies, but I substituted 8 packets of equal for the sugar. Just amazing! Kristy, they are 1 point per cookie if you use equal, and make 2 dozen cookies, and Lizzie, even us weight watchers are allowed to eat cookies when they are healthy. I've lost 50 pounds so far, so I should know. You are very rude.

citywoman 6 years ago

I just made the orange cranberries cookies; they came out very cake like in texture. Is that how they're supposed to be?

Dylan_Dfoodman 6 years ago

These are great cookie recipes! I am in the process of becoming a registered dietitian and am constantly looking for healthy cookie options.

I definitely want to point out that while they are NOT fat free cookies, the fat that is in them (from oats) are essential healthy fats.

However vreston, I must emphasize that Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is very high in fat & calories, does not burn calories and does not accellerate weight loss at all. The benefit of coconut is that it is one of the few saturated fat sources which seems to not negatively affect cholesterol in the body.

Jesseme 6 years ago

Yummy recipes....Got to try the oatmeal ginger. I love ginger

Lorry 6 years ago

Just reread the recipe - It's only one cup of pumpkin - my mistake.

Lorry 6 years ago

Does anyone know in the pumpkin cookies if it is the large can or small can of pumpkin...I'm dying to make these.

Lydia 6 years ago


I just made the Orange-Cranberry Oatmeal cookies.

Although they do taste different from fatty cookies, I find that they taste wonderful:) My entire family loved them!

Just so you know, orange juice is commonly found in many recipes, and you can hardly distinguish it from the other flavors.

By the way, seeing as the recipe does call for orange zest and orange extract, you are supposed to taste orange!

Between the orange, cranberries, and banana, this recipe is packed with taste guarranteed to set your taste-buds wild:D I'd recommend this to any dieter with a sweet-tooth, seeing as it satisfied mine:)

Beth Schlenoff 6 years ago

For the oatmeal ginger cookies, is the ginger measurement for fresh or powdered?

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romper20 6 years ago from California

wow awesome hub! Thanks

Candygal 6 years ago

I just posted a comment about your low fat donuts. And now I found these great cookies-especially the ones with pumpkin! you are terrific! I have been searching for healthier baking recipes.

thanks a bunch!

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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

These look awesome! I'll have to bookmark it! Thanks...

Bonnie M 7 years ago

I am on a fat restricted high fiber diet. These are awesome for me when I need a treat!!!!!! Thank you so much for the recipes!!!! And the fiber count is great too!!!!

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ALB21467 7 years ago from United Arab Emirates

I'm goin'to pirate your oatmeal cookies. Since I know only, oatmeal with coconut milk and kernel corn and light sugar just boil them as it is easy!

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vreston 7 years ago

Jess, you are right but oats are loaded with soluable fiber which is GREAT for cholesterol. I am so happy that I found these sophisticated and delicioius treats here -sent the link all over. Doubled the pumkin (wohoo, healthy enzymes!) recipe and added just over 3/4 cup of whole flax seeds and it was still delish. BTW - I know you guys are looking for fat free recipes, but do a little research on the EVCO (extra virgin coconut oil) - it's amazing and does NOT get processed as any other fat, so it also reduces calories and produces weight loss (which is why so many people look for fat-free recipes). I dropped 31 points bad cholesterol and 24 lbs in 6 months and will experiment with these awesome recipes too, just in case. Has anyone tried B grade maple syrup instead of the brown sugar? Don't get me wrong, these cookies rock - I've just laminated a clean print out of this page for a long term use. Thanks again for a great cookie post!

Jess 7 years ago

Hey guys.. while this recipe is delicious and healthy, I have to let you know that they're not fat free. Oats have fat in them. :( But still, the fat's alot lower than in most cookies!

Lizzy. 7 years ago

Well if you're on Weight Watchers maybe you should ixnay the cookies?? ;)

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bob 8 years ago

ewww ru?

Erika 8 years ago

My husband and I love the brownie cookies and the pumpkin raisin cookies. We double the amount of cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

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Annette Rozen 8 years ago

MMM, those cookies look positively amazing!!!

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solarshingles 8 years ago from london

I couldn't resist. I admit, I ate more than 3 cookies...

Cecilia 8 years ago

Wow, I love these cookie recipes!! They actually taste healthy and yummy! If you make the Brownie cookies, try putting them in the microwave for about 10 seconds each...they are warm and the chocolate melts! This with a glass of milk is absolutely wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for posting up these great recipes :) :)

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flread45 8 years ago from Montana

Throw in a glass of milk and I will be there!!

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productselected 8 years ago from Switzerland

The Orange-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie was very good . Thank you for your contribution to HUBPAGES.

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Susan Ng 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Sure thing. :-)

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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA Author


I much prefer homemade fat-free cookies to prepackaged ones. The ones in the store have to have preservatives in them, and can't possibly be as moist as fresh-baked cookies you whip up yourself. Also, the oatmeal in these recipes helps retain the moisture and improve the texture, while the spices ensure a flavorful cookie. Let me know if you end up trying them out!


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Susan Ng 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Come to think of it, I HAVE tasted a few commercially-made fat-free cookies. Some were okay and most were "tasteless". But I'll experiment with your homemade recipes nonetheless (if I ever get around to it - haha!). Thanks. :-)

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Maddie Ruud 8 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Hi Susan.

The texture of fat-free cookies is different than that of a full-fat, buttery one. If you've never had a fat-free cookie, you may want to experiment with using less applesauce, for example, and a little bit of butter the first few times you make them, until you become accustomed to the difference.



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Susan Ng 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hi, Maddie. I'm thinking of trying out your cookie recipes; I like that they're fat-free. I have one question though: Do these butter-free recipes taste as good as their "butter-full" counterparts? :-) I have to confess that I do like the creamy taste of butter, but I'm afraid my love handles don't like it too much. :-p

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johnr54 8 years ago from Texas

I'm printing these out and handing them to my wife. Looks like a great idea to keep me out of trouble at the doctor's office. I'm going to assume that the oatmeal makes them just as good as Cheerios for reducing your cholesterol ;-)

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Live N Learn 8 years ago from Las Vegas

And I thought that applesauce is just good for pancakes. Thanks for these fat-free oatmeal cookie recipes!

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Cynna 9 years ago from Coatesville

Oh my goodness, what a plethora of great ideas for oatmeal cookies. I'll have to try them all! Thanks so much for posting, I am officially drooling on my keyboard now!

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Mark Knowles 9 years ago

Excellent hub - i should take a leaf out of your book and do some healthy recipes - these look great.

rakesh 9 years ago

gud morning .i love comes with package of work . plz take a print out of this . i still say love u

Ayla 9 years ago

Yummmy...I've tried one of your oatmeal cookies and...Okay, not just one.However, they're great. Looking forward for new ones. ;))

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mailboxmoney 9 years ago from SPAIN

Thanks for these great recipes here I'm doing a post on low fat cookies and will link to this hub at http://cybercoolsnews.blogspot.com

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Maddie Ruud 9 years ago from Oakland, CA Author

Yes, applesauce is a great replacement for butter.

See: http://hubpages.com/food/Low_Fat_Cooking_Tips

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livelonger 9 years ago from San Francisco

I love oatmeal cookies! I think I'll try the oatmeal ginger ones. I assume the applesauce or molasses is helping with the moisture in the cookies now that the butter's gone. :)

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