Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

Apple-Oatmeal Cookies are dairy-free, soft, chewy cookies that are loaded with rolled oats, apples, and bittersweet chocolate chips. Although the original recipe included a lot of sugar and butter, I decided to omit them completely to make the cookies healthier.


Apple-Oatmeal Cookies

  • These are chewy and delicious tasting.
  • Dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.
  • Made with staple and wholesome ingredients.
  • Loaded with freshly chopped apple, rolled oats, and chocolate chips.
  • Only 66 calories per serving (for 2 cookies!).
  • The bittersweet chocolate chips (which contain less sugar than semi-sweet) add more than just flavor, they add some antioxidants in there as well. 

The Back Story to these cookies…

About 10 years ago, my parents came down to stay with us for a few weeks.  Our sweet Dad, who is a Diabetic type 2, was having a difficult time getting his sugar levels down (not even his meds were working).  

His sugar levels have been very high lately, up around 150 or more and that frustrated him, to say the least. 

So I decided to help, by making a few small changes in his diet.


Making Small Changes…

Decided to put my Dad on a strict sugar-free diet and insist that he walk at least 30 minutes daily.  

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

In just a few days, I got his sugar level down to 108. A miracle!

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

They turned out really good!  

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

A Few Baking Tips for Success…Β 

  • Also, remember that dark cookie sheets absorb more heat and tend to burn cookies on their bottoms before baking is complete.
  • These cookies bake up quickly. So, you will need to check after a few minutes of baking, to make sure they’re not overdone on the bottoms, especially if using a dark cookie sheet.

To Store and Freeze… 

  • 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. 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 ( or any non-dairy)
  • 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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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cookies
Servings: 36
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.8g4%
Saturated Fat 1.1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 43mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 9.3g3%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Total Sugars 3.3g 
Protein 1.2g 
Vitamin D 0mcg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0mg3%
Potassium 51mg1%
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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

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

    1. 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!

  4. 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 πŸ™‚ I love that you take care of your dad and he lets you. It's really sweet πŸ™‚ xoxo, Jackie

    1. 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!

  5. 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!

    1. 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!