What is it about homemade cookies that makes people go wild (me included)? Back in October, I posted a tease of these cookies on my Facebook page and my fans went gaga for them. Within an hour, my email box was flooded with recipe requests. I planned on posting the recipe the next week, but little did I know, I went into labor the very next day! The emails have been coming ever since, and I decided it’s about time to finally post the recipe.
The best thing about this recipe is that the whole oatmeal thing makes them good enough to eat for breakfast. They’ve got no margarine or butter, so they come together in no time, no mixer required!.
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups quick oats (see note)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips, nuts or raisins, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, whisk the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix to combine. Stir in chocolate, nuts or raisins. Place 2 tablespoonfuls of batter onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
NOTE: If you wish to use old fashioned oats, crush them up with your hands before using.
YIELD: approximately 2 dozen cookies.
Other no-butter/margarine cookie recipes:
chocolate olive oil crinkle cookies
43 thoughts on “Oatmeal Cookies”
Man, these look good!!! I love that you can make these cookies without a stand mixer.
Could I substitute almond flour for the regular flour to make it GF?
I haven’t tried it so I couldn’t say for sure. I imagine it would work though. Let me know!
ooh yum! i wonder how you could make these with regular rolled oats instead
Sure you can.
Can I use old fashioned oats?
Sure you can.
I need to try these asap! I’m looking for a healthier oatmeal cookie for the longest time, and it seems like I’ve just found the one! Thanks for another great recipe!
Just made this and besides the fact that its delicious , my house smell sooo good
How many cookies did it yield? I don’t remember :)
And I made it with reg flour
I got 30 cookies
Visiting friend from the CCN! I’ve shared your amazing cookies with my fb friends and pinned for later! Yummy!
Welcome Jasey, thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Would love to have those cookies for breakfast !
These cookies are looking good! I love a good oatmeal choc chip cookie!
Just made them with 1/2 cup chocolate chunks and 1/3 cup of craisins! Delicious! Thanks!
Can I just use plain whole wheat flour ?
I personally don’t like the texture of all whole wheat flour in baked goods.
And can I use Splenda instead of white sugar ?
I don’t think so. Sugar lends a certain texture to cookies that would be absent if you used only Splenda. Perhaps the Splenda baking blend would work.
I love that you are using oil instead of margarine, they look amazing.
Love Oatmeal cookies…gotta have the choc chips in them :)
My husband loves these
So glad to hear it Tova!
These cookies look delicious!
these cookies are soooooo good!
Can I mix whole wheat and regular floor instead of the white while wheat?
I’ve never tried it but my friend did and said it came out good.
We love these! My teenage daughter makes them regularly for breakfast for her 7 siblings and me. We have tried all kinds of substitutes as well – whole wheat flour, rolled oats (our favorite over quick), and even a mix of oat flour and almond meal for my son who has wheat allergies. I’ve also substituted partial flax seed and/or applesauce for the oil. I like to keep some oil in so they are crisp. We also use Truvia brown sugar blend and Truvia baking blend to cut out the sugar content. They do turn out a little different each time depending on what I substitute (sometimes crispier, sometimes cakier), but the general flavor is excellent. I highly recommend starting with the original recipe and substitute by trial and error.
Thanks Liz! I love all the different ways you’ve been changing them up!
Light or dark brown sugar?
I use dark brown.
Can I use honey or date sugar?
Can I skip out the cinnamon? I really don’t like anything cinnamon.
I don’t see why not.
Do these come out soft and chewy? If not, is there a specific time that works for them to come out to get that desired taste?
I would underbake them a bit. Try for 10 minutes and let is cool.
Chanie thanks for this great recipe! I’ve made it quite a few times already and we all LOVE it. I want to use less sugar, which should I do less of? Regular or brown or both? Thanks
I would lessen the white sugar.
do you think it will still be good with onlu one cup of oats.. i ran out..
It would be more of a regular cookie.