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

Maddie is a freelance writer and is certified in massage, aromatherapy, and health education.

Everyone in your family will love this tasty treat.

Everyone in your family will love this tasty treat.

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.


Juan chiing on February 18, 2013:

How much do they all feed

Eileen Goodall from Buckinghamshire, England on March 08, 2012:

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

DevotedDad on December 24, 2011:

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 on November 18, 2011:


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!) :)

MarilynMorrison on May 11, 2011:

Delicious, Thanks for the recipes, I love it.

Deb on May 08, 2011:

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 on March 24, 2011:

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

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on February 24, 2011:

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 on February 23, 2011:

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 on January 05, 2011:

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

Denise Handlon from North Carolina on December 10, 2010:

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.

living earth from UK on October 27, 2010:

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

Jen on October 24, 2010:

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:)

Cynthia Zirkwitz from Vancouver Island, Canada on October 19, 2010:

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 on September 27, 2010:

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 on September 08, 2010:

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 on August 31, 2010:

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 on August 26, 2010:

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

Lorry on August 17, 2010:

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

Lorry on August 17, 2010:

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 on July 07, 2010:


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 on June 29, 2010:

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

romper20 from California on June 16, 2010:

wow awesome hub! Thanks

Candygal on June 04, 2010:

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!

Michael Shane from Gadsden, Alabama on April 15, 2010:

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

Bonnie M on November 19, 2009:

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!!!!

ALB21467 from United Arab Emirates on August 18, 2009:

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!

munirat on August 17, 2009:


vreston on May 02, 2009:

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 on April 08, 2009:

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. on January 25, 2009:

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

kRISTY on September 11, 2008:


bob on July 26, 2008:

ewww ru?

Erika on July 07, 2008:

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

Ann Martin on May 26, 2008:

MMM, those cookies look positively amazing!!!

solarshingles from london on April 16, 2008:

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

Cecilia on April 12, 2008:

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 :) :)

Frank from Montana on April 03, 2008:

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

productselected from Switzerland on March 23, 2008:

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

Susan Ng Yu on March 15, 2008:

Sure thing. :-)

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on March 14, 2008:


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!


Susan Ng Yu on March 14, 2008:

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. :-)

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on March 10, 2008:

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.



Susan Ng Yu on March 08, 2008:

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

Joanie Ruppel from Texas on March 07, 2008:

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 ;-)

Live N Learn from Las Vegas on February 19, 2008:

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

Cynna from Coatesville on January 20, 2008:

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!

Mark Knowles on November 19, 2007:

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

rakesh on October 09, 2007:

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

Ayla on September 07, 2007:

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

Bob Ewing from New Brunswick on August 28, 2007:


mailboxmoney from SPAIN on July 01, 2007:

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

Maddie Ruud (author) from Oakland, CA on May 25, 2007:

Yes, applesauce is a great replacement for butter.

See: https://discover.hubpages.com/food/Low_Fat_Cooking

Jason Menayan from San Francisco on May 25, 2007:

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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