Guilt Free Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Krista on November 11, 2013 · 39 comments

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies made with oatmeal, chocolate chips, and Coconut Flakes. Its the ultimate Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie!

Ok, so if you have been following me for a while you may know. I love to eat healthy food, but I’m also not one to turn down a big chocolate chip cookie staring me in the face. :) I like to have chocolate chips in the house at all times just in case I {I mean my husband} gets the urge for a chocolate chip cookie. That way I can whip up a quick Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookie or my favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, whenever I want.

Last week I was watching the Pioneer Woman on the Foodnetwork and she was making all kinds of cookie recipes. Which of course, if your human, will make you want to eat cookies. I was trying to think of a way to make cookies that would tell me husband “I’m thinking of you” even though I was really thinking of me and my cookie craving. {don’t judge!} I came up with this Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie. Mike loves fruit added to his cookies, usually its raspberries but he also loves coconut.

I like to use the unsweetened coconut because with the sugar and chocolate chips in the cookie I find it is already sweet enough. These cookies are absolutely amazing. You feel healthy because the majority of the cookie is oats, then you get slight tastes of sweet from the coconut and chocolate chips.  Its a great change up to the plain old chocolate chip cookie.

To get started, preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 cup of regular oats, 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix to combine.

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 5In a stand mixer, combine 1/2 cup of unsalted softened butter with 3/4 cup of brown sugar. Mix until creamy. Next add 1 egg.

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 2Slowly add in the dry flour/oats mixture until just combined and gently fold in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes.

Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 1Scoop 1  tablespoon of the cookie batter on baking sheet and place 2 ” apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve! {should make 2 1/2 dozen}

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Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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Serves: 2½ dozen
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of regular oats
  • ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup of unsweetened coconut
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, mix regular oats, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Mix to combine.
  3. In a stand mixer, combine unsalted softened butter with brown sugar. Mix until creamy. Next add the egg.
  4. Slowly add in the dry flour/oats mixture until just combined and gently fold in semi-sweet chocolate chips and unsweetened coconut flakes.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon of the cookie batter on baking sheet and place 2 " apart.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve! {should make 2½ dozen}

 


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Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! November 11, 2013 at 7:44 AM

I must have these cookies! They look SOOOO good. I think I may make these for a neighborhood cookie swap I attend every year! They will be a HUGE hit! Pinning!

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Awesome! I would totally be excited if I got these in the cookie swap, by the way, how fun is that. Thanks so much for stopping by and pinning Kristin!

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Mommy on Demand November 11, 2013 at 8:01 AM

I can’t turn donw a cookie for the life of me!! I will be giving these a try for sure!!!

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 9:02 AM

haha.. i’m right there with ya girl! ;) I hope you enjoy them when you get a chance to make them. Thanks for stopping by!

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Jenn @ We Do Fun Here November 11, 2013 at 8:58 AM

OMG!!! My two favorites coconut & chocolate chips, will be making these for the holidays for sure! Thanks for sharing & I pinned for later :)

~ Jenn

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Well… yeah.. thats why I made them. :) For Jenn! Thanks for stopping by and pinning chica! Have a great rest of your monday!

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Melanie @ Carmel Moments November 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Just made oatmeal chocolate chip cookies over the weekend. Didn’t think to add coconut. Sounds like a great combo. I’ll have to try that next time.

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Guess we were on the same wave length girl! I like oatmeal cookies but so much better with chocolate then raisins. :) Hope you have a great rest of the day girl!

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Gloria // Simply Gloria November 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Oh my! Oatmeal cookies happen to be our favorite in the house. I never thought of putting coconut in with it. I bet the texture is beyond yummy! (You and your Food Network…I can’t get enough of it as well. It’s on all weekend for me.) Already pinned these babies! Have a happy Monday, sista!

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

You totally need to put coconut in it.. you could enjoy sub coconut oil in for the butter and make it extra coconutty! :)

Thats right, mmy name is Krista and I’m foodnetwork addict. I find it to be inspiring. :) Usually our weekends consist of playing at the park and football watching, so its on during the week for me. Usually around dinner time. :) hehe Hope you have a great rest of the day my friend, thanks for stopping by!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor November 11, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I can’t ever turn down a big chocolate chip cookie either. In fact, I can’t resist chocolate in general :) These coconut oatmeal chocolate cookies sound perfect!

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 10:17 PM

haha.. I’m right there with you girl! How can anyone say no to chocolate. :) Thanks so much for stopping by Ashley, hope you have a great rest of the night!

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Julie @ This Gal Cooks November 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM

These look good, Krista! I’m such a cookie monster. I just love cookies! Pinned.

PS, I can’t wait until school is over with so I can watch HGTV and Foodnetwork on the weekends again!

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Krista November 12, 2013 at 1:14 PM

You crack me up.. cookie monster! :) Too funny, thanks for the pin.

How close are you to being done with school? You aren’t gonna know what to do with all that time, when you finish.

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Paula November 11, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Yummmmmmmmmmmm. I’m pinning these, I need some good cookie recipes!

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Krista November 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

haha…. they were super yummmmmmmmmmmyyy. :) Thanks for the pin girl!

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Cindy Eikenberg November 11, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Krista, oh wow, do these look awesome and your photo just jumps off the screen – wish that was really happening because I would love one right now! Thanks for sharing your recipe – pinning, of course (that goes without saying but I say it anyway! :) Have a happy week!

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Krista November 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

haha.. thanks Cindy. So wish we lived near each other, you could help me make your awesome snowmen and I would make you cookies. :) {and salad of course, this is joyful Healthy Eats… hehe} Thanks for the pin chica! Have a great rest of the week!

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Consuelo @ Honey & Figs November 16, 2013 at 3:22 PM

These cookies sound fabulous and I adore that they’re healthy as well :)

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Krista November 17, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Ah… thanks so much Consuelo. They were delicious and love that they were somewhat healthy! I hope you get a chance to try them. Thanks for stopping by!

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Beth @ The First Year Blog November 18, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Krista, I am in dire need of one of these cookies! All my favorite ingredients – pinning and planning to share on my FB page!

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Krista November 19, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Well, I wish I had more left so I could help a sister out. :) Thanks for sharing and for the pin, your too sweet! :)

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Shari @ Shari Blogs November 19, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Krista, these look so delicious! You sold me as soon as you said coconut and chocolate! That’s my favorite combination!!! Off to pin and share with my friends!

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Krista November 19, 2013 at 12:17 PM

haha… i’m a coconut and chocolate fan too. I think next time I’m going to use coconut oil instead of butter to make it extra coconuty! {if thats a word} Thanks for the pin and sharing Shari, I appreciate it!

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Jerri November 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Your cookies look delicious! I love oatmeal chocolate chip, and what a great idea to add coconut! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week!

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Krista November 22, 2013 at 2:16 PM

My husband loves coconut and he is definitely converting me, especially after these cookies. :) Thanks for the feature Jerri, so excited! Hope you have a great Friday my friend!

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Joanna January 1, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Hi,

I love your recipes. I just made these cookies and my husband said they are the best he has ever had. The kids loved them too!:)

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Krista January 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Aww.. so sweet! Thanks Joanna! So glad to hear it, we actually made them tonight. My little guy loves him some cookies… I like to call him the cookie monster in our house. Waits by the oven till those bad boys are done. :) Thanks so much for stopping in to let me know how they turned out, made my day!

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Martha January 9, 2014 at 11:47 AM

These look sooooo yummy! I love chocolate chip cookies too, so this will be a slightly more healthful way to indulge. Stopping by from SITS! :)

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Krista January 9, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Me too girl! Plus, my son AND husband love them too. So I had to figure out a slightly healthier way to make them or we would end up 40+ overweight. YIKES. :) Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day. Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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Rena February 5, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Hi Krista,
The recipe says to use regular oats but the photo shows quick cook. Do you mean regular as opposed to steel cut?
Thanks!

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Krista February 5, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Hey Rena, I only had quick cook oats in the pantry so I used that but I make this recipe with regular oats normally. So yes, use regular oats not steel cut. :) Hope that helps girl, and GOOD EYE! :)

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RawInTheMiddle February 9, 2014 at 8:12 AM

I made these cookies and posted about it on my blog, they were pretty darn tasty!

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Krista February 9, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Awesome, so honored. Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed them!

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Jeneique April 27, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Love them thanks for the recipe

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Krista April 28, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Your welcome Jeneique, hope you enjoy them! :)

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Carolyn June 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

These cookies are delicious. I have made four batches in the last two weeks. We have had a number of guests in our home recently and these cookies are a big hit. It’s a really simple recipe which makes it a double gold star. Yummy!

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Krista June 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

haha… that just made my night. Thank you so much for letting me know! Glad you AND your house guests are devouring these!

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