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Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

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Apple-Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy cookies that are loaded with rolled oats, apples, and bittersweet chocolate chips instead of raisins.  While the original recipe calls for a lot of sugar and butter, I opted for NO sugar and NO butter. 

Therefore, I can have two cookies per day, guilt-free!


My parents came down to stay with us for a few weeks.  Our sweet Dad, who is a Diabetic type 2, is having a difficult time getting his sugar levels down (not even his meds work).  

His sugar levels have been very high lately and that frustrates him to say the least. 

He can’t seem to get it down where it should be, around 100 is ideally, but it’s always up around 150 or more. Yikes!


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These Apple-Oatmeal Cookies contain less sugar and less fat!

Every time they come down, basically, I take charge to cook for them both.  I put Dad on a strict sugar-free diet and insist that he walks at least 30 minutes every day.  

He LOVES his milk in the mornings, so I decided to switch his milk (which has 12g of sugar) to Almond milk with has Og of sugar, along with other changes in his diet.  

And in a few days, I got his sugar level down to 108.

A Miracle!

It’s a tough job – but someone gotta do it!  And, I don’t mind, they are both adorable!


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Apple-Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious cookies, perfect for the whole family!

Dad loves these apple-oatmeal cookies.  The bittersweet chocolate chips (which contains less sugar than semi-sweet) adds more than just flavor, they add some antioxidants in there as well. 

They turned out really good!  

Better than I imagined.  I enjoy having 2 cookies with my coffee, and best of all, Dad does too!



Some Baking Tips: 

  • Check cookies while baking to make sure they are not getting overdone on the bottoms, especially if using a dark-colored baking sheet.

  • Also, dark cookie sheets absorb more heat and tend to burn cookies before baking is complete.



  • Best to keep these cookies in a sealed container, and kept chilled.  They will stay fresh for up to 4 days.   

  • They freeze well too, for up to two weeks. 


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Yield: 3 dozen

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies - NO Sugar and NO Butter

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies - NO Sugar and NO Butter

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy cookies that are loaded with rolled oats, apples, and bittersweet chocolate chips instead of raisins. While the original recipe calls for a lot of sugar and butter, I opted for NO sugar and NO butter. Therefore, I can have two cookies per day, guilt-free!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 + 1/2 cups (135 grams) quick rolled oats ( I used Quaker Oats)
  • 1/2 cup ( 75 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup (96 grams) whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup (118 grams) finely chopped apple ( Fuji, Delicious, or Granny Smith)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup (85 grams) honey
  • 1/4 cup (54.5 grams) vegetable oil (I used canola)
  • 1/3 cup (85 grams) Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) bittersweet chocolate chips ( I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. ( No Mixer needed, just a good wooden spoon)
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, both flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  3. Next, stir in the apples, egg, honey, oil, and milk. Mix to form a smooth batter.
  4. Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips until well combined.
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto a cookie baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove and transfer to a cooling rack.
  7. Yields: 3 dozen

Nutrition Information:


3 dozen (36 cookies)

Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 2.8gCarbohydrates: 9.3gFiber: .7gSugar: 3.3gProtein: 1.2g


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Happy and Healthy Baking! ๐Ÿ™‚

xo Anna and Liz

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cookies
Servings: 36
Amount per serving  
Calories 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Total Sugars 3.3g  
Protein 1.2g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 2%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 51mg 1%

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  • Reply
    September 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Look at you getting your dad back to good health!! That is really pretty awesome.

    And so are these cookies. The chocolate chips and apple combo would have me eating one after every meal!

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    September 27, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    These are reminding me how good they were, and I need to try them .

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    nancy at good food matters
    September 27, 2013 at 11:13 am

    first of all, congratulations for helping lower your dad's sugar level! these are great looking cookies—love that you omitted the sugar. the apples, honey, and bittersweet chocolate should add enough sweetness.

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      September 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      HI Nancy- Thank you! I don't eat a lot of sugar and so they were perfect and enough sweetness for me and for my Dad. BTW The first batch was a flop – because they were too bland. I realized it needed something more, chocolate! – then I was able to post it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    September 27, 2013 at 5:00 am

    These Apple-Oatmeal Cookies look amazing. I know my kids would love them for breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚ Apples and oats are good for breakfast, right? These should be as I love that you didn't add any sugar in them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you so much for sharing.

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      September 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Hi Amy! and yes you're right! They are perfect for breakfast, which is what I grab with my coffee in the morning and our the door I go! Thanks so much!

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    Marin mama cooks
    September 27, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Oatmeal cookies are one of my favorite cookies. I don't make them too often because they kids are not big fans which is a bummer, but I need to make these. I love the addition of bittersweet chips and the exclusion of raisins. I prefer chocolate in my cookie ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that you take care of your dad and he lets you. It's really sweet ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo, Jackie

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      September 27, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Jackie, you have to try these for the kids, I am not crazy for oatmeal myself, but the chocolate adds a whole new dimension of flavor to them and it may change your mind about them. Let us know!

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    September 26, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    All I need is a big glass of milk and I'm in heaven.

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    September 26, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Oh delish my friends. I love the tart apples against the sweet rich chocolate. I know my kids would go crazy for these babies! Also thanks for the comment on liking my new site. I dont think I have ever told you guys this but I do web design ( for past 2 years). If you ever need any work I would be glad to help ya'll out:)))) Have a great week!

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      September 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Oh my goodness, we didn't know – thanks for telling us and yes we would love to use some help from time to time. Thanks. Have a great weekend!

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