Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies {Almost Sugar Free}

Can I just express how lucky I am!?

The other day I got a message from this gorgeous lady while I was scheduling this series.  At the time I was trying to come up with recipes for low sugar or sugar free treats.  As you can imagine I was having a terrible time with it.  Cookies and sugar just go together.

It shouldn’t always be that way.  As with many families we have family members who suffer from diabetes.  It can be particularly difficult to shy away from that plate full of Christmas cookies when everyone else is enjoying them.  Avoid them no longer!  Dani has whipped up these oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies and each one has only 2 grams of sugar each!

Here are her wise words on eating healthier…

Living a healthier and more natural life style to me meant eliminating certain foods and ingredients that before made their way into everyday meals. Sugar was one of the first things to go when changing up my new eating routine.

I learned from Jorge Cruise that to help maintain a healthy weight, one must limit their sugar intake to a maximum of 15 grams per day (by that I mean natural “raw” sugar, not artificial or refined)…Sugar is one of the worst things your body could be taking in, and cutting back on this ingredient can make a life changing difference!

This new way of eating was the perfect excuse for me to start experimenting with new foods, especially the foods that contain sugar, such as baked goods. I absolutely love eating and baking cookies and re-inventing the original chocolate chip was the first thing on my to-do list.

Reasons why they are low in sugar:

-Using Stevia instead of white sugar– Stevia is a natural sweetener that has zero sugars and zero calories.

-Dark chocolate chunks over semi-sweet because dark chocolate contains less sugar.

-By not packing down the brown sugar you are actually using less, which means cutting out even more sugar!

The Healthy Hippie



(link for Chia Seed Nutritional Information– http://www.the-healthy-hippie.com/2011/10/article-amazing-chia-seeds.html) I add Chia Gel to all my foods, its one of my essential ingredients! 


  1. I have wanted to experiment with low sugar recipes – this looks like a great place to start!!

  2. This is perfect. My wife and I have been looking for a good cookie recipe to make for Christmas for her diabetic aunt. I think this one will be perfect. I just emailed her the recipe.

  3. Yummy! I just got a packet of Chia seeds from a running race and I had no idea what to use them for!

  4. Going to try this – awesome recipe – everytime i have tried a low sugar it has always failed.

  5. YAY!! The post looks great! Thanks again Krista 🙂
    Glad everyone is enjoying the recipe!
    Happy Holidays!

  6. This recipe looks amazing! When my recipes call for “Chocolate chips,” I substitute them with “Xocai Healthy Chocolate.”
    Their “chocolate” is full of “flavinols” and “Dark chocolate” has actually been proven to be good for you!
    Because “Xocai” “cold presses” all their “cocoa,” the “good stuff” is preserved and packed full of “heart healthy antioxidants!”

    ~Adam Paul Green

  7. Cutting down on sugar is a very good idea. I applaud your friend for trying to do that. Sugar raises triglycerides and over consumption over many years causes insulin resistance and later possibly diabetes.

    • Jennifer, thanks for the input! I’m all about spreading the word on cutting down sugars! There are so many horrible health issues that can come up throughout someone’s life, if they werent cautious about the amount of sugar they were taking in on a daily basis.

  8. Gluten free, sugar free – that’s what I am all about. Gotta ask my wife to bake these cookies. Wish me luck 🙂

  9. Those certainly are great looking cookies!

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