Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Without Butter

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You are going to love these chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookies! Can you make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter? Yes! Are you one of those people who forgets to take the butter out of the refrigerator to soften it when you want to bake cookies? I cannot tell you how often I have a little bit of time in my schedule, decide to make cookies, and realize I can’t because the butter I have is hard as a rock. The recipe never comes out the same if you melt the butter or try to soften it in the microwave. The cookies end up spreading all over the place.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter - Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies without Butter

I have found the best recipe in the world for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter. No, they don’t use margarine either. I don’t use margarine at all in my kitchen. This recipe using olive oil and is absolutely amazingly delicious. No one will ever be able to tell and you won’t have to wait for the butter to soften either.

Yields 40

Serves 2

Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

You are going to love this Chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookie recipe!

13 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix the sugars and olive oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add everything else except the oatmeal, pecans & chocolate chips. Mix well.
  4. Add oatmeal, pecans and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  5. Roll cookie mixture into walnut sized balls.
  6. Place on parchment paper.
  7. Cook 12 minutes. Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.



2641 cal


145 g


312 g


33 g
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Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter

These really are the best chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookies I’ve made. But, better than that, these are healthy oatmeal pecan cookies. And, for those that are avoiding butter, using olive oil instead is a great substitution. If you prefer oatmeal raisin chocolate chip pecan cookies, feel free to add a few handfuls of raisins to the batter. This recipe is a great base for whatever add-ins you like. You could even leave out the chocolate chips if you prefer.

If you like baking cookies or you just need to make some yummy snacks for the kids, I recommend that you try my Honey Bunches of Oats Cookies and my Butterscotch Chip Skillet Pie recipes. They are both absolutely delicious and huge family favorites.

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  1. Amber Edwards says
    Oh I love Chocolate chip cookies! The husband loves Pecans. This is the perfect marriage in a cookie! They look delicious. 
  2. Keililani says
    Mmmm!!!! I love cookies! Your recipe looks awesome!!! Gotta try it
  3. Amy Desrosiers says
    Yummy recipes like these make me miss using traditional flours. Now I can only really bake gf for my family which stinks sometimes.
  4. Stacey @ Cheap is the New Classy says
    I love oatmeal cookies, but most people make them with raisins - I can't stand fruit in desserts! The combination of chocolate and pecans in these cookies sounds delish!
  5. Mel {MamaBuzz} says
    Oh, Ellen, you know I'm gonna have to make these. Your last chocolate chip cookie recipe, the big cookies, have become our favorite recipe. No joke. My oldest asks for them every time I make choc chip cookies.:)
  6. I love that you don't need butter for this! I have made chocolate chip cookies and food processed walnuts so my kids didn't know they were there. I bet I could do the same with pecans. I love pecans myself. 
  7. We all have a serious sweet tooth here. These look yummy!
  8. I have never put pecans in my cookies. But these sound yummy
  9. I have a baking olive oil that would be perfect for this. Love the addition of the pecans - I have never added them to my cookies before but I bet my hubby would love them! 
  10. I would have never thought to put olive oil in cookies. They look so good though! I can't wait to make a batch. 
  11. Mama to 5 BLessings says
    Those looks really yummy! I recently made similar ones but minus the pecans - sounds like a nice twist!
  12. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks) says
    These look delicious!!! I might have to drive a few states over and get some! LOL!
  13. well jeez. i really, really want a cookie with a pecan in it now, Ellen!! these look amazing. and i am always forgetting to soften my butter
  14. I use olive oil in cooking, but have never tried it in baked goods. Chocolate chip is a favorite in our house, so I'll have to give these a try.
  15. Jennifer Soltys says
    Yum, I love pecans in chocolate chips cookies. They look great!!
  16. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos says
    It's been so long since I made this kind of cookie, due time right?! Mmm, thanks!
  17. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
    This looks so amazing. I love oatmeal chocolate chip, my favorite. With pecans? Out of this world.
  18. Catherine L. says
    These look absolutely amazing! I can smell how wonderful and delicious these cookies are. I will be sure to try this recipe soon.
  19. Onica {MommyFactor} says
    Baking cookies is always a good idea. I love the combination of chocolate chip and oatmeal. I'm not a fan of pecans so I'd leave those out.
  20. Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom says
    Another great recipe Ellen, LOVE Oatmeal cookies, never thought of putting chocolate chip in.. Soooo genius.. thanks for sharing; I know what will be in my oven in the morning :-)
  21. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers) says
    Ellen, these look lovely. I have used olive oil in a pinch in other recipes (brownies a time or two) and not had any issue. i love the idea of using it in place of butter or margarine in these. Cannot wait to try them!
  22. kilynn keesling says
    im gonna make these with my girls tonight thank you for shareing 
  23. Great recipe!

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