a stack of Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies tied with a blue string

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

California Prunes are a delicious addition to these chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, adding flavor and fiber. You’ll love this recipe from Enjoy Every Bite.

Baking with Prunes

Why is prune purée the secret ingredient in our Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies? You probably know that prunes are great for gut health. But did you know that they can add moisture and depth of flavor to your favorite baked goods? And that’s not all…with the addition of prune purée, bakers can reduce refined sugar by up to one-third, as well as reducing the amount of needed eggs and fats. Whether you are trying to reduce refined sugar, cut unhealthy fats, or simply make healthier baked goods, California Prunes and Prune Purée are ingredients more and more bakers are relying on to enhance their cakes, cookies, muffins, and more.

a stack of Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies tied with a blue string

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe with California Prunes

Enjoy Every Bite
Goodbye, raisins! Say hello to California Prunes in this ultimate chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. Recipe by Enjoy Every Bite for California Prunes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Kid Friendly
Servings 18 servings
Calories 108 kcal


  • 12 California Prunes
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup enriched white flour AP Flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda (bicarb)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • cup dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F (175C).
  • Place prunes in food processor and pulse to a paste consistency to for a Prune puree. Combine Prune puree, brown sugar, honey, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats.  Add flour mixture to Prune mixture and combine. Add dark chocolate chips.
  • Form dough into balls about 1-inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Press dough down to form the shape of the cookie you want. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through with golden brown edges.


More fabulous oatmeal cookie recipes:

Check out CA GROWN’s Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies – they’re loaded with California goodness.
If you’d like to make this Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and skip the puree step, check out this version of Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from our grower Matt Bozzo!
If you’d ready to bake up a storm, try Chef Peter Sidwell’s Salted Double Chocolate Chip Cookies too. If you want to skip the baking step, try this Edible Cookie Dough recipe from CA GROWN. It’s fudgy and delicious!


Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate chip cookies, cookies, oatmeal cookies
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