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Coconut Oil Oatmeal Cookies

I'm always interested in trying new-to-me ingredients and so when someone mentioned  the health benefits of coconut oil I did a bit of research on how it could be used in ratio's to regular fat and found it can be replaced 1:1 in many recipes. 
Coconut oil can be used solid at room temperature or melted but in this recipe I used it solid at room temperature as I would softened butter.  I used one of my favorite crunchy oatmeal cookie recipes and now we are enjoying these crispy cookies with our afternoon coffee.
Look for coconut oil in the healthy food section of your grocery store.

  • 1 cup room temperature solid coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cups all-bran cereal
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  1. Cream together the coconut oil and brown sugar until well blended.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients in the order listed and stir well.
  4. Use a spring loaded ice-cream scoop to drop onto a parchment paper lined or greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350 about 10 - 12 minutes or until light brown around the edges.  These cookies are crispy and crunchy.  Store in the freezer.


  1. I used to buy coconut oil from Natural Grocers. Recently Costco has begun stocking organic coconut oil in a large container at a very economical price.

    1. Thanks for the info about Costco. I am always on the look out for deals at Costco. Have you tried the truRoots Quinoa and GF pasta? Both are excellent products.

  2. These look delicious ..I was just contemplating in the natural food market last week rather to buy coconut oil or not ..Wondering if what I baked would just taste like coconut ???

    Thanks Dora for the Costco tip ..I shop there every week but don't always check the aisles for new product ..I'll have to do so this week.

    I'm a new follower .. Love your blog !
    Blessings ..Sara

  3. I've been using it for a few months - with cooking I just replace butter/shortening 1:1. It's great in the GF Final Oatmeal Cookie!!

  4. I've recently been using Coconut Oil as my new face cream...& love, love, love it....& no chemical additives I can't pronounce the names to.
    And, yes, I too just saw the large jar of coconut oil @ Costco for a very good price. Thank you for the cookie recipe...will definitely make!

  5. I use this more and more in my cooking and as a body butter!! It's especially good for popping corn too!!! Your cookies look wonderful!

  6. Any alternatives to the 'all-bran cereal' if I don't have any ??

  7. It's always good to have a great excuse to make cookies and have needed some coconut oil recipes. Many thanks.

  8. Oh my, these cookies look amazing! I can't wait to make them. I was wondering, did you flatten the cookies before baking them?


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