Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Low-Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
(162 calories | 7 7 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
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 chewy chocolate chip cookie bars are really easy to make too. Just mix and bake, no mixer required.
How Many Calories/WW Points in these Moist and Chewy Low Fat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies?
According to my calculations each cookie bar has 162 calories and
7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe Notes
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!
Substitutions & Variations:
No Canola Oil? Substitute your preferred vegetable oil, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.
No Semi Sweet Chocolate Chip? Substitute whatever chips you prefer – dark chocolate, peanut butter, milk chocolate, butterscotch, etc. I think half peanut butter chips and half chocolate chips or half butterscotch and half chocolate would be great too. You could also chop your own chocolate to substitute for chocolate chips.
No Whole Wheat Flour? Substitute barley, spelt or oat flour . Or use all all-purpose flour instead.
Possible Additions: Raisins, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, peanut butter, mashed banana,
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Moist & Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3/4 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
- 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and heat oven to 375 degrees F.
- 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.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt until blended.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, applesauce, and brown sugar together until creamy and well blended.
- Add the egg, milk and vanilla and whisk until well blended.
- Add the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Stir in the oats and chocolate chips and mix well.
- Press the dough onto the bottom of your prepared 8 x 8-inch pan
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until light golden brown. (Don't over-bake or they will be dry.)
- Remove from the oven and cool completely in the pan.
- Cut into 16 squares.
- Once completely cool, store tightly covered.
- 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® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like these lighter healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars you might also like:
- Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars
- Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Peanuts
- 15 Recipes for Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
- WW Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars
- Skinny Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Bars
- Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Mini Bars
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Originally published 10/2011; Updated with new text and WW SmartPoints 12/2019