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Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free)

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly

Usually, when I’m baking for myself, I stay away from anything labeled “gluten free” or “dairy free.”  It’s nothing personal, it’s just that my family doesn’t have those dietary restrictions, and I love me some dairy and some gluten.

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly

In fact, I may have said once or twice that “to me, a life without cheese and bread would be a life not worth living.

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly

Or something like that.

But, I also love me some coconut.  I’m also a sucker for chewy oatmeal cookies.  And the picture of this recipe got me, reeled me in, and before I could say “sorghum flour,” I was making these gluten-free, dairy-free cookies, and boy, am I glad I did.

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly
Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free) by Rumbly in my Tumbly

They. Are. So. Good.  Chewy, sweet perfection.  I ate four of them today.  Four.

No dairy allergy and no coconut oil? No problem.  Sub out the coconut oil and replace it with melted butter.  Equally delicious.

Enjoy.

For another great gluten-free, dairy free recipes, check out my Four Ingredient, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, but GLORIOUS Peanut Butter Cookies.

Recipe adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen

Ingredients:
1/2 cup melted (or very soft) coconut oil (you can sub melted butter if you’d prefer)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2 cups of quick cooking oats (you can also use old fashioned rolled oats, per the original recipe)
1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325°.   Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the coconut oil, brown sugar, and egg until smooth and creamy.

Add in the oats, coconut, and salt.  Mix well.

Form into balls the size of walnuts, and place onto your cookie sheet.  Flatten slightly.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Cool and store in an airtight container.

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2 thoughts on “Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free)

  1. I’m trying these now and cannot get hem to stay together to make into a ball. Have more sticking to my hands. Not sure why.

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