Moist & Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Moist & Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Moist & Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Here’s a recipe for low fat oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars that turn out moist and chewy. I think you’re gonna love them. I sure do :-)

These moist and chewy low fat oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars are really easy to make too.

Skinny on Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I used half whole wheat pastry flour and half all-purpose flour to make these low fat oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars. And substituted unsweetened applesauce for half the oil.

Be careful not to over bake them or they will be dry. According to my calculations each cookie bar has 162 calories and *4 Weight Watchers Points Plus


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Moist & Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe
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A great recipe for quick and easy healthier low fat oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars that turn out moist and chewy
Serves: 16
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons non-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups rolled oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Pull out a 8 x 8-inch pan. Spray with nonstick cooking spray or for super easy cleanup, line it with aluminum foil and spray the foil.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt until blended.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, applesauce, and brown sugar together until creamy and well blended.
  5. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and whisk until well blended.
  6. Add the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  7. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips and mix well.
  8. Press the dough onto the bottom of your prepared 8 x 8-inch pan
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. (Don't over-bake or they will be dry.)
  10. Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pan.
  11. Cut into 16 squares.
  12. Once completely cool, store tightly covered.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional estimates per serving (1 cookie bar): 162 calories, 6.5 g fat, 24.9 g carbs, 1.9 g fiber, 2.1g protein, 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus Values

I love this super-easy low fat healthier bar cookie recipe. It's so simple and delicious. You can modify this recipe in lots of ways.

I like to use a combination of all-purpose and wholegrain flour but use whatever you like best. Barley and oat flour are good choices.

You can use whatever kind of chips you like or a combination. I think half peanut butter chips and half chocolate chips or half butterscotch and half chocolate would be great.

Add your favorite chopped nuts and/or dried fruit, but if you are a Weight Watchers member, adjust your PointsPlus value accordingly.

*PointsPlus® for low fat oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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  1. Becky says

    Hi there, we’ve made these a few times now at our house, and they’re good with dried cranberries too. I’m not sure about the points plus value though. I put these in my WW recipe builder exactly as you listed on this page, and the points came out to 5 per bar, not 3. How did you calculate the nutritional value of the recipe?

    • says

      Hi Becky,

      Glad you like the bars. I calculate the PointsPlus value by entering the recipe into a nutritional software program to determine the calories and grams of fat, fiber, carbs and protein and then use my PointsPlus calculator to determine the PointsPlus. I want to include the actual calories, fat, fiber, carbs, and protein information on my recipes so I can always go back and double check them or adjust if Weight Watchers were to change the way PointsPlus values are calculated and the Recipe Builder only gives the PointsPlus values.

      To be safe with your weight loss, always go with the higher PointsPlus value that you calculated!

  2. Christina says

    Is this the recipe from the lid of the Quaker Oatmeal container? It looks very similar…so yummy! I always add cranrasins, coconut flakes, and dark choc chips.

    • says

      Thanks, Christina. It’s probably similar but I’ve tweaked it a bit to make it lower in fat! It’s hard to go wrong with oatmeal cookies and bars as far as I’m concerned :-)

  3. Jennie says

    These were fantastic! I did change it a bit, but not extensively. I doubled the recipe. Subbed the AP flour with almond flour (fatter, but healthier), subbed half the oil with more applesauce, and used a third less brown sugar because my homemade applesauce was honey sweetened. I also used EVOO instead of canola. My kids were less than thrilled with bar cookies, since I’d never made them before and they were “different” but try LOVED THEM. Thanks for a great basic recipe!!

    • says


      Thanks for sharing your modifications with us! Adjusting recipes to suit your tastes is part of the fun of cooking and baking. I’m glad my basic recipe worked for you !

    • says

      Hi Michelle,

      They’re best if eaten within 2 to 3 days of making. And yes, they should freeze well provided you wrap them well. I usually wrap them in plastic and then place them in a ziplock freezer bag.

  4. Brittany says

    I reduced the sugar and choco chip to a 1/2 cup and added 2 extra-rip bananas and some chia seeds. Cranked the heat to 390 to account for high elevation (Boulder, CO) and they turned out amazing!!! I ate my slice this AM so fast, I almost chocked myself… yum

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