Skinny Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chippers (Gluten Free)

Wait until you taste these little cookies…They’re simply de-licious!!! Your kids will love them too! To make them gluten-free, you need to use gluten-free oats, otherwise old fashioned rolled oats work great. They’re healthier than most regular oatmeal chocolate chip cookies since they’re made with no white flour, all oats, just a little light butter and dark chocolate chips. Each cookie has 69 calories, and 3 grams of fat. Perfect for a quick, super-rich treat. Of course, they’re not calorie-free so just a few will do to satisfy a sweet craving. I like to store them in the freezer and eat them frozen. Pure yumminess!
Skinny Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chippers (Gluten Free)

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 50 cookies total

Healthy Benefits

Rolled oats are very good for you. There is 25 years of clinical proof to show the soluble fiber in rolled oats can help lower cholesterol, which has wonderful benefits for the heart
Dark chocolate has less sugar and the most health benefits. Eating a small amount of dark chocolate is heart-healthy. Dark chocolate, not milk or white chocolate, is a potent antioxidant and can help lower blood pressure.

Shopping Tips

I love Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips. Most supermarkets sell them or use your favorite dark chocolate baking chips.
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Rolled Oats are one of the brands available in many supermarkets and health food markets. There are other brands of gluten-free rolled oats available.
Parchment paper is available in most supermarkets in the plastic wrap and foil aisle. It’s packaged the same. Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Smart and Final also sell it.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints-
3 Blue
WW SmartPoints-
3 Green
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 skinny cookie
69 calories, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 2mg chol, 2g protein, 11g carb, 1g fiber, 15mg sodium, 6g sugar


Skinny Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chippers (Gluten Free)

Skinny Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chippers (Gluten Free)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 50
Calories 69 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons light butter, melted (I used Smart Balance Light Butter and Canola Oil Blend or Smart Balance Light)
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats or gluten-free oats, see shopping tips
  • 1 (14 oz) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips, I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Parchment paper for baking, see shopping tips


  • In a large bowl, add melted butter. Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well to combine all ingredients.
  • Refrigerate batter for at least 30 minutes so it’s easier to handle. The batter is not your typical cookie batter.
  • To Bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop 1 level tablespoon for each cookie and add to pan. When scooped it creates a little blob of batter. You’ll need to squish each cookie together a bit.  It does hold together once baked.
  • Place both trays in oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Rotate trays and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Total bake time, 18-20 minutes. If you have batter left, bake remaining cookies.
  • Store cooled cookies in an airtight container or plastic bag. These cookies freeze great, too. In fact, my favorite way to eat them is frozen!


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 15mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gBlue Smart Points: 3Green Smart Points: 3Plus Points: 2
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!


  1. Suzanne, Sorry I didn’t add it before. The Freestyle Points are the same as the original SmartPoints. Each cookie has 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. They are so rich and satisfying, one cookie is perfect!

  2. Sorry Freddi, this recipe must be made with sweetened condensed milk. It’s very thick, sweetened, and binds the cookies.
    My best,

  3. If I left out the coconut would they still taste just as good? Or is there something else that I could use as a substitute for the coconut ?

  4. Kelly, the coconut is pretty vital to this recipe. In addition to the taste and texture, it helps hold this cookie together. That said, you could give it a try without the coconut. I bet it will still taste yummy but the texture will be quite different. And, if desired, you could add a little bit of chopped walnuts.
    I’d love to hear how it turned out!
    Good luck,

  5. Jan, I always use rolled oats, but it will probably work if you decide to try it with quick oats. The texture will be different but you’ll still like it.
    Best of luck,

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