Dairy-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with coconut oil

Whole Wheat Dairy-Free Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies!

Gotta love a good cookie recipe! Thanks to the coconut oil, these chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are crisp on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside. With the whole wheat flour and oats, there’s definitely a bit of wholesome goodness in there too.

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If you don’t need the cookies to be dairy-free, you can use whatever type of chocolate chips you desire. If you do want the cookies to be dairy-free, select chocolate chips that don’t have dairy in them. Always check the packaging! Sometimes companies change their recipes and there can be cross contamination due to processing equipment that is noted on the package.

coconut oil cookie recipe

For this recipe, use extra-virgin coconut oil. Measure it into a microwave safe cup or bowl and microwave it for a few seconds. You want the coconut oil to be soft, but not melted all the way. One way to describe the desired texture is “sludgy.” I think of it as almost the same consistency as room-temperature softened butter.

Virgin coconut oil does add a slight coconut flavor to the cookies. I barely even notice it, but my husband notices it more. Kind of weird how that works. But I love coconut anyway, so I think it is a wonderful flavor combo!

coconut oil dairy free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

You can use white whole wheat flour or all purpose flour in this recipe. Either way is delicious!

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I usually get around 5 dozen cookies with this recipe, but it will depend on what size of scoop you use. By the way, it you don’t have a cookie scoop yet, get one! So handy!

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - dairy free, coconut oil

I haven’t tried it with this recipe yet, but you could try freezing the cookie dough balls, as works well with the oatmeal chocolate chip coconut cookie dough (and those are some dang good cookies too).

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Dairy free coconut oil oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe

Dairy-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

5 / 5 (6 reviews)
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 11 minutes
Yield: 5 dozen | Serves: 60


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup extra-virgin coconut oil, softened slightly but not melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups (11.5 ounces) white whole wheat flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar, granulated sugar and coconut oil until light in color, 1-2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, and oats until just combined - there should be streaks of dry ingredients remaining. Stir in the chocolate chips until combined.
  3. Scoop about a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it into balls. Place them 1-2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 11-13 minutes until the edges are lightly golden and set but the middles are still soft.
  5. Remove from oven and let the cookies sit for 2-3 minutes on the baking sheets. Then use a spatula to move the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely.


If you don’t need the cookies to be dairy-free, you can use whatever type of chocolate chips you desire.

Recipe Adapted From: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Ingredients: Baking Soda, Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Chocolate Chips, Coconut Oil, Egg, Granulated Sugar, Oats, Salt, Vanilla Extract, Whole Wheat Flour
Meal Type: Desserts, Fall, Winter, Dairy Free
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Oven

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