Crispy and Chewy Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle, these soft and chewy coconut flour oatmeal cookies have a delicious toffee-like flavor plus they are gluten free.

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Crispy and Chewy

Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, warm bread, ooey-gooey cookies, sweet pastries, fluffy cakes. . . I find anything fresh baked absolutely irresistible.

When Christmas season comes around I always get the urge to bake. I don’t know what it is about this season, but I just want to eat pounds of flour.

After doing the Whole30 though, my husband discovered wheat is not a friend of his. So, as the understanding and compassionate wife that I am, I agreed to avoid wheat as much as possible.

We cut out pasta a long time ago, we don’t accompany our meals with bread, and we don’t buy flour tortillas very often so none of that has been a big deal. But now it is Christmas season and I need to bake!

Luckily, I am all for testing out new ingredients. When my latest desire for fresh baked cookies crept over me, I happened to have a bag of coconut flour in my pantry to work with.

Coconut flour

These crispy and chewy coconut flour oatmeal cookies are something I have been experimenting with for a while. Since it is the holiday season and I know so many other people are like me and crave fresh baked goodies, I thought it was a perfect time to share the recipe.

Even if wheat is your friend, I urge you to try these. The combination of the brown sugar, oatmeal, and coconut give these cookies a delicious toffee flavor. These will definitely be a part of my Christmas baking obsession for years to come.

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How to Make Crispy and Chewy

Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, beat together brown sugar and softened butter until smooth and creamy. I have made this recipe with either regular brown sugar or brown coconut sugar. The cookies are good with either one, but I personally prefer the taste of regular brown sugar.

Butter and brown sugar

Next, mix in the vanilla. Then, add the eggs one at a time. Scrape the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.

Coconut flour

Add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture slowly.

Mix until just combined.

I prefer not to have big pieces of oats in my cookies. So before adding them to the other ingredients, I pulse them in a food processor a few times until they are broken down. Afterward, I add in the oats to the mixture until combined.

Ground oats

Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop the dough on a parchment-covered cookie sheet or a greased cookie sheet. Be sure to leave 2-3 inches in between each cookie as they will expand.

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Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes. (Cooking times may vary due to the fact that I am in Denver at high altitude.)

Allow the cookies to cool a bit before removing them from the pan. When hot, these cookies will fall apart pretty easily.

This recipe will make about 3 dozen cookies. There will be plenty of crispy and chewy coconut flour oatmeal cookies for you to share or perhaps to keep for yourself as a nice holiday treat.

What if my cookies fall apart?

As stated earlier, these cookies can sometimes fall apart. If this happens to you, here are some tips that can help avoid this:

  • Let the cookies almost completely cool on the cookie sheet before placing them on a cooling rack. The cooler the cookies are the less likely they are to break.
  • Add another minute of baking time. I always bake mine for 10 minutes.
  • Add a 1-2 more tablespoons of coconut flour.
  • Really pack the batter into the spoon or cookie scoop. The less air there is the better the cookie will stay together.

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5 from 10 votes

Crispy and Chewy Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle, these soft and chewy coconut flour oatmeal cookies have a delicious toffee-like flavor plus they are gluten free.
Course Dessert
Keyword coconut, gluten-free
Servings 3 dozen
Author Gemma from Everyday Latina

Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar or brown coconut sugar (see notes)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, beat together brown sugar and softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  • Mix in the vanilla. 
  • Then, add the eggs one at a time. Scrape the bowl to make sure everything is incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • In two batches, add the oats into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 3-4 times until the oats are broken down a bit but not enough to ground them into a powder.
  • Then, add in the oats to the cookie mixture until combined.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop the dough on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a greased cookie sheet. Leave 2-3 inches in between each cookie as they will expand.
  • Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes.*

Notes

  • For a cookie that is less sweet, reduce the sugar to 1 1/2 cups.
  • For a crispier cookie leave the cookies in the oven for a minute or two more.
  • If you are concerned about gluten, check to make sure the oats you use do not say they contain wheat. Some oats may be processed in factories with wheat and will say so on the label.
Tips in case your cookies fall apart:
  • Let the cookies almost completely cool on the cookie sheet before placing them on a cooling rack. The cooler the cookies are the less likely they are to break.
  • Add another minute of baking time (watching them closely so they don't burn). I always bake mine for 10 minutes.
  • Add a 1-2 more tablespoons of coconut flour. 
  • Really pack the batter into the spoon or cookie scoop. The less air there is the better the cookie will stay together.

 

73 Comments to “Crispy and Chewy Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies”

    1. everydaylatina Author

      I love oatmeal cookies too, I think they’re my favorite type of cookies. I love the flavor and the consistency of these with the coconut flour.

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        1. Isabel

          I followed the recipe to a “T”, mine did not expand either. The dough was a little dry before going in, but I thought maybe that was the way it was supposed to be.

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          1. everydaylatina Author

            I truly believe the reason some expand and some do not must be due to altitude. I am at high altitude so I think that is why mine always flatten when I make them.

  1. 5 stars
    I love making cookies and these look delicious! I haven’t tried coconut flour before but I’m all about trying new things so I will be picking some up and trying this. Yum!

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      It took a few tries to get these right with coconut flour. I am trying to learn about different flours, and coconut so far has been pretty tricky.

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        1. everydaylatina Author

          Hi Mona, I have never tried it with almond flour. However, coconut flour is much more absorbent than almond flour so you’ll need to use more almond flour. I recommend using a full cup of almond flour. Let me know how it works.

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          1. Mona Manibusan

            I ended up just using coconut flour, and it turned out amazing, my household LOVED it! I only used 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar, and added half a cup of chocolate chips. On my FB post, one of my friends tried your recipe and used almond flour, it wasn’t as “runny” as the coconut flour, but she enjoyed so much. Also, would you know or can you provide me with the nutritional facts. Thank you so much EVERYDAY LATINA 🤗

          2. everydaylatina Author

            Hi Mona, I am so glad they worked out for you. Yes, they have a lot of sugar and I do find they come out just as good with a little less, and great idea with the chocolate chips. I do love the consistency of cookies with almond flour so I am sure that’s a great option for these too. I will work on the nutritional facts and get them to you. I don’t have that so I will need to gather that for you.

    1. everydaylatina Author

      Yes, I received a comment from someone who only used a cup of sugar to make them less sweet. The brown sugar is definitely what gives them their chewy consistency and toffee-like flavor. But I have also made these with brown coconut sugar and they turn out too.

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      So glad you liked them! I bet they were great with raisins, and now you got me wanting to try dark chocolate too. What a great idea!

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  2. Toni Leggate

    5 stars
    I follow a nut-free (allergy) Keto diet so substituted Sukrin Golden sweetener for the sugar (also diabetic). What a fantastic result! I have been craving a crunchy biscuit for months. Most Keto ‘biscuits’ are really softer cookies.
    Thank you for a very tasty real biscuit recipe.

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Oh wow, that is so wonderful to hear! They are so good, I love that they are chewy yet crispy on the edges. Thank you for sharing. I am so glad you liked them and that they worked for your diet!

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  3. Evelyn Collins

    Just made them and they are great !!! I don’t eat grains and I love oatmeal cookies so this is a win win for me !! Next time I make them they will have chocolate chips and pecan 👍🏽

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  4. Parul Gupta

    Does it taste coconut-y with the coconut flour? My kids don’t like coconut at all. I know coconut sugar doesnt give off that taste when u bake with it.

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      I think the coconut taste is mild, it is heavily overshadowed by the oatmeal and the brown sugar. It tastes more like toffee than anything else. You could probably get away with using another flour, maybe like almond flour. I haven’t experimented with other flours with this recipe though so I do not know what the measurement conversions would be.

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  5. Kate

    This is truly awesome! Tried both with and without chocolate chips – they’re absolutely redundant here, the combination of coconut and oatmeal is magical itself! The only thing – the batter was too runny for me, so I had to add 1 more spoon of coconut flour.

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Hi Kate, I am glad you liked the flavor. I am glad you added more coconut flour to make it work for you. Thank you for your comment.

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  6. Noel

    5 stars
    Normally I don’t leave reviews on recipes I find but this time I just had to!

    Its been hard to find all purpose flour during this pandemic so I’ve been hunting for recipes that use coconut flour instead. Most recipes call for ingredients I don’t have so I was excited to find this one!

    I just finished my first batch and while they didn’t spread out as much as the ones in pictures they were soft and fluffy with crusty edges and absolutely delicious! I had to add a few more minutes because mine stayed fatter but that’s fine. I can finally make fresh baked cookies that my family loves and that’s what matters!

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Hi Noel, I am so happy you left a comment! I am so glad you liked them. My family loves these. I do get different messages about how these bake for different people, I am at high altitude so perhaps that’s why my turn out so flat. Not sure, but I am so happy you enjoyed them.

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  7. Brooke

    5 stars
    Thank you so much. This recipe is perfect! I’m from Australia and these cookies almost remind me of Anzac biscuits. Just as delicious 😊

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Yes there’s a quite a bit of sugar in these, I too have made them with less sugar and they’re still tasty. So glad they worked for you and you liked them.

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  8. 5 stars
    I made this after my daughter-in-law sent me this recipe and it was great. Made it exactly like the recipe and it made about three dozen cookies . I used sweetened coconut and the overall sweetness seemed perfect.

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      I haven’t tried using either. I have received comments from other people saying they have added nuts and chocolate chips and such and they have really liked them. As for the maple syrup, you may have to adjust the other wet ingredients (such as the butter and the eggs) or perhaps add more coconut flour to make sure the batter isn’t too runny and the cookies don’t fall apart.

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  9. I did my take on these cookies. Instead of butter I used Coconut oil. I added 1 Cup raisin and cranraisins. A bit over 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon, and less than 1 teaspoon Ras El Hanout seasoning. Grated dark chocolate, 2 large squares. When I finished cooking them I turned the broiler on and even when I left it on till the cookies smoked they were delicious. Don’t move them till they are cool. Thanks for the recipe, it was a good starting point for this isolation cook. Loved working with you on this project. My husband approves

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Victoria, I am so happy you were able to modify these to make them work for you. Also so happy you liked them. Thank you for your comment.

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  10. Trisha Victoria

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it’s the best. I adjusted the measurements since I only made like a dozen and another five and it still came out perfectly but not as flat as the pictures shown. I already used this recipe for thrice now. Thank you!

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Hi Trisha, that’s wonderful, I am so happy you have been enjoying them so much. I think perhaps mine come out much flatter because I am at high altitude.

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  11. Kim Nguyen

    5 stars
    This recipe is amazing ! You really do get the toffee flavor and the very light coconut taste really complement the oatmeal. I did the recipe with 1cup1/2 of sugar, as you suggested, and it was perfect.

    The only thing is; my cookies didn’t flatten! They stayed ball shaped. But somehow it really worked because they got crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
    Could you tell me what happened?

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Hi Kim, I am so happy you liked the flavor. Some other people also have said theirs did not flatten. The only thing I can think of is that I am at high altitude and that contributes to these cookies always coming out flat when I make them.

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  12. 5 stars
    Crispy around the edges and chewy in the middle, these soft and chewy coconut flour oatmeal cookies have a toffee-like flavor plus they are gluten free. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. everydaylatina Author

      Hi Kila, I have never tried anything but butter so not sure how it would affect the consistency. However, I have seen many other cookie recipes that replace butter with coconut oil so perhaps it would work.

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  13. Lynne

    5 stars
    I had coconut flour and oats and wanted to use them together, so I am so glad I found this recipe. I used almond extract instead of vanilla and they turned out terrific.

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