Ruth Graves Wakefield came up with the world’s most popular snack today at the Toll House Inn. She combined chocolate chips with dough to form a snack that became revered for generations to come. The chocolate chip cookie is easily one of the most tempting snacks that someone can come across. The smell of the freshly baked dough with the semi melted chocolate chips embedded inside and placed on top of the cookie will have your mouth watering.

Sadly, the great taste does come with a price. The chocolate chip cookie contains about 488 calories per 100 grams. Each cookie that you consume has about 78 calories in it. It is a dietary nightmare. But You can have one cookie right, what’s the harm in that?

However, if you are a true cookie fan, you know you just can’t stop at one, and you will pretty soon find yourself munching on cookies in between breakfast and lunch.

Do not fear, cookie fans, as there is a beautiful alternative to solve this delicious dilemma that you have found yourselves in. With just 12 minutes of cooking, you can create a cookie which is low in calorie and has the same great taste as the original Toll House cookies.

The Low Calorie Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

With this recipe, you can satisfy your cookie cravings, while still keeping your calorie count for the day down. Here is the recipe for the awesome substitute:


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon grounded cinnamon
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cups oats
  • ¼ butter


  • Preheat the oven to about 325 °F
  • Mix the butter and the brown sugar in a bowl and keep mixing until smooth
  • Crack the egg and beat it in with the mixture
  • Add vanilla extract to the bowl
  • Add flour and baking soda and blend it nicely
  • Lastly add the oats and chocolate chips and mix well
  • Dump the mixture using a spoon onto ungreased baking sheets in little, almost circular crater like forms
  • Throw it into the oven and watch the dough rise. 12 minutes is the perfect time for cookies to bake in a preheated oven
  • ENJOY!

For more tips on low fat delicious substitutes, consult the Memphis diet experts and discover new recipes that you can have on a daily basis.