Servings: Makes 48 cookies

These cookies are as healthy as it gets when it comes to chocolate chip. The oatmeal and whole wheat flour add vital nutrients and fiber. The whole flaxseeds provide healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. Reducing the butter and sugar minimizes calories and saturated fats, but the apple sauce adds moisture and healthy sweetness so you will not even miss the eliminated sugar and butter. Creamy, soft, flavorful, and packed with nutrients, what else could you ask for?


  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon halal vanilla flavor
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole flaxseed
  • 3 cups old fashioned uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Step 2

Mix together the softened butter, apple sauce, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla flavor with electric mixer for 30 seconds in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

In a separate mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, unbleached flour, baking soda, salt, and flaxseed until congruent.

Step 4

Pour flour mixture into the large bowl with the butter and mix.

Step 5

Add oatmeal and mix.

Step 6

Fold in chocolate chips.

Step 7

Spoon golf ball-sized dollops of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between each cookie. Place cookies in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 8

Once cookies are finished baking, transfer them to a cooling rack.