Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies are a perfect gluten-free cookie that everyone will be grabbing fast! Everyone will want a bite of these slightly crunchy cookies when you bring them out of the oven. There’s no need to even tell them that they are gluten free.
Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies
Making gluten-free recipes is a must for many families. Whether you have been diagnosed with celiac disease or simply find yourself suffering from gluten sensitivity, a change often needs to be made. My family notices a big difference by minimizing gluten.
Finding delicious and satisfying treats that aren’t loaded with gluten may seem impossible, but many times, it just takes a little creativity! Recipes like this one are just what you need to keep variety in your dessert menu while staying on track with dietary needs.
Are These Gluten Free?
Yes! Coconut flour is naturally gluten free, as are rolled oats. You do, however, need to verify that the oatmeal you use in the recipe is certified gluten-free as some brands process in plants that may not be safe. If you have severe gluten issues, it is always best to read labels for certified gluten free indication.
Can I Add Fruit to These Cookies?
If you like extra flavor and texture in cookies, this recipe lends itself well to the addition of fruits. It blends well with the flavors of oatmeal and coconut flour. As a sweetener, mix in diced apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, or even their dried versions if you prefer.
Can I Add Raisins and Craisins?
Yes! As mentioned above, fruits and dried fruits are a great addition to the mixture. I would start with ½ cup added to this recipe, and mix in additional if you feel that is not enough.
Can I Add Chocolate Chips?
One of my favorite additions to any oatmeal cookie is a few chocolate chips. Typically, I find white chocolate or butterscotch chips to be the most complimentary to the flavors, but any semi-sweet or even milk chocolate could work in this coconut flour oatmeal cookies recipe.
Definitely check the packaging for the chocolate. While pure chocolate doesn’t contain gluten, some of the additives might. Better to be safe than sorry.
In fact, this avocado brownies recipe is a great place to find coconut and chocolate together!
Can I Substitute Coconut Oil for Shortening?
In most recipes, you can readily substitute coconut oil as a 1:1 measurement for Crisco shortening. For this recipe, you can definitely make this substitution. Make sure, however, that you are using the solid form of coconut oil as your substitute.
If you like making the substitute of coconut in your recipes, make sure to check out how to make coconut milk with my tutorial!
- Crisco Shortening
- Brown Sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Coconut Flour
- Rolled Oats
Optional: Shredded Coconut
How to make Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies
For making these yummy coconut flour oatmeal cookies, begin by blending together the butter and shortening. I like using a mixer to make sure this is smooth and creamy.
Next, add in the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract and continue mixing until everything is well-combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients (except optional coconut). Blend together to remove any lumps and then begin pouring into the wet mixture. Add half of the dry ingredients and mix, then finish adding the dry mixture and blend until combined.
At this point, mix in any coconut, fruit, chocolate, or other additional ingredients if desired.
Drop the cookies by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet and bake as directed.
Meal Prep Tips
Meal prepping these is so easy!
- Measure out all of the ingredients and cover until you are ready to make the cookies which shaves off a good 10-12 minutes! When you are ready, simply dump into the mixer and bake. You might even run into the problem that the oven is not preheated in time! That is a great problem to have!
- Mix and form these into balls and freeze them on cookie sheet for 6-12 hours and then remove from the freezer to put in a gallon sized freezer bag. Make sure that it is a freezer safe bag. This is my favorite way to meal prep as I can grab a few balls of cookie dough and bake them whenever I need a few. It also cuts down on my calorie consumption!
If you like coconut flour recipes, make sure to make the Avocado Brownies! They are so incredible! You will never realize that these are gluten free, too!
Coconut Flour Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 stick butter softened to room temperature but do not melt
- 1/2 cup Crisco
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup shredded coconut optional
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, blend the butter and Crisco until smooth.
- Add the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and Vanilla, and mix until all ingredients are blended smooth and creamy.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the coconut flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and oatmeal until well blended.
- Add half of the flour/oatmeal mixture to the mixing bowl, and blend well.
- Add the remaining flour mixture, and blend until well mixed.
- If you want to add shredded coconut, add it here.
- Line 2 cookie sheets with Parchment paper, and drop cookies by the Tablespoonful onto the Parchment paper.
- Place the cookie sheets in the oven at 350 degrees, for 12 – 15 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown.
- Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool.
- Serve immediately, or when cookies are completely cooled, place them in a covered container.