Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Without Butter

Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Ellen Christian

You are going to love these chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookies! Can you make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter? Yes! Here’s the recipe.

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

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies without Butter

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.

a bowl of cookie dough

Chocolate chip oatmeal 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.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter

Substitution for butter in cookies

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.

You are going to love these chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookies! Can you make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter? Yes! Here's the recipe.

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. Or, you may enjoy my Popcorn Chouquette recipe.

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Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

You are going to love these chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookies! Can you make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter? Yes! Here's the recipe.

You are going to love these chocolate chip pecan oatmeal cookies! Can you make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without butter? Yes! Here's the recipe.

Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 259mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 2gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

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46 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Pecan Oatmeal Cookie Recipe Without Butter”

  1. 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!
  2. 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 :-)
  3. 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.
  4. These look absolutely amazing! I can smell how wonderful and delicious these cookies are. I will be sure to try this recipe soon.
  5. This looks so amazing. I love oatmeal chocolate chip, my favorite. With pecans? Out of this world.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Those looks really yummy! I recently made similar ones but minus the pecans - sounds like a nice twist!
  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 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. 
  11. 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.:)
  12. 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!
  13. Yummy recipes like these make me miss using traditional flours. Now I can only really bake gf for my family which stinks sometimes.
  14. Oh I love Chocolate chip cookies! The husband loves Pecans. This is the perfect marriage in a cookie! They look delicious. 

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