Dairy-Free, Dessert, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, One Pot Dish, Vegetarian

Chewy (& Healthy-ish!) Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

I think I found the holy grail of chocolate chip cookie recipes! Made with old-fashioned oats, almond flour, and applesauce, these Sea Salt Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are light and chewy while retaining that classic chocolate chip cookie taste. They’re sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt to accentuate the dark chocolate. Perfectly lightened up, people won’t know the difference that they’re kind of “healthy.” And stay tuned! There may be a pumpkin version of these in the works some time soon…

Ingredients (makes 24 cookies).

  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/2 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1 c almond flour
  • 3/4 c turbinado sugar
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c dark chocolate chips
  • Sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour through salt. Mix well.
  3. Add in egg whites through vanilla. Again, mix well until wet batter forms and dry ingredients disappear.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips until evenly distributed among the batter.
  5. Spoon dough onto baking sheet. Top each cookie with sea salt. Bake for 11-13 min until cookies are just beginning to brown and firm.
  6. Cool on wire rack before serving.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition for 1 cookie.
95 calories  •  3.8 g fat (35%)  •  13.8 g carbs (56%)  •  2.2 g protein (9%)  •  1.2 g fiber  •  9.5 g sugar  •  55 mg sodium
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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