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Deliciously Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Gena Pierce MS, RD, LD, Outpatient Dietitian, Baptist Health Nutrition Counseling Center

Cookies? – Yes, please!

In honor of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, Aug. 4, we’ve taken a classic and put a healthy spin on it. This recipe allows you to enjoy a sweet treat with added nutritional benefits, such as a higher fiber flour base, which is great for heart and gut health. 

Have a specific diet you’re trying to stick to? 

  • Replace the oats and wheat flour with gluten-free oats and gluten-free flour to make a gluten-free version
  • Use almond flour to increase the protein.
  • Choose zero sugar chocolate chips to lower added sugar, or use dark chocolate which also provides flavonoids to improve heart health. 

Get creative and enjoy these delicious, chocolatey cookies. 

Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 cup rolled oats, pulsed in food processor
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
5 tablespoons salted butter, softened
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup 70% dark chocolate bar, chopped


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare two baking sheets with nonstick spray or parchment paper. In a medium bowl, blend oat flour, pastry flour, salt and baking soda. In a large bowl, blend butter and oil with an electric mixer. Add sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy. Slowly blend flour mixture into sugar mixture (either with mixer or by hand). Blend until just combined and add chocolate chips. Place 1 tablespoon scoops of mixture onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Makes about 24 cookies.


Total Calories 121
Total Fat 6 gm
Saturated Fat 3.5 gm
Cholesterol 14 gm
Sodium 94 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16 gm
Fiber 2 gm
Protein 2 gm