Healthier Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


Carrots are not normally found in cookies, but they act as a great natural sweetener while adding moisture. I also replaced half the chocolate chips with dried cranberries. These cookies are tasty and a good source of fiber.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
3 1/2 dozen


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¼ cup non-fat plain yogurt

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 cups quick cooking oats

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup carrots, shredded

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Beat butter, yogurt, brown sugar, and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla extract. Mix in flour and baking soda until just incorporated. Fold in quick oats, walnuts, chocolate chips, carrots, and cranberries. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until cookies are golden brown, about 12 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 42
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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