Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Made with Coconut Oil}

By Maria Lichty

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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies-you will never guess these cookies are on the healthier side! They are made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and oats! They are my new favorite cookie!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Stop what you are doing and pay attention! I don’t mean to be bossy, but I want to make sure I have your full attention. I need to talk to you about a serious matter…COOKIES! I have a new favorite cookie recipe and you NEED to make them. Please, please, please bookmark this recipe, pin it, print it, write it down in your journal, or have it tattooed to your arm. I don’t care how you save it, but make sure you save it! These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies made with coconut oil are amazing!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Made with Coconut Oil on twopeasandtheirpod.com My all-time favorite cookies and they are healthier too!
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

During January, I didn’t post any sweets because I was trying to be kind to the New Year’s resolution goers. I was still eating sweets, I will never give them up, but I was trying to eat a little healthier after my holiday cookie binge. I decided to create a healthier cookie so I could still enjoy a cookie a day. Yes, I eat a cookie every single day. A cookie a day keeps the doctor away. Ok, maybe not, but cookies keep me happy and that is SO important.

My healthier cookie turned out to be a major winner. They are now my go to cookies. Whenever I am craving cookies, I turn to these babies!

The cookies are made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, oats, and dark chocolate. That’s right, no butter! Don’t turn up your nose, because they are AMAZING!

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Josh actually turned up his nose the first time I made them. He heard whole wheat flour and walked away, but the sweet cookie aroma got the best of him and came back to the kitchen and tried one. I wish you could have seen his face! He was pleasantly surprised! He loved them! I showed him who’s the cookie boss:) Josh devoured his cookie and immediately reached for another cookie, but I took the plate away. Mock my cookies and you don’t get seconds…ha! Just kidding. I let him have another one. I am thrilled he loves my healthier cookies! And Caleb gave them two thumbs up too! Our entire family is head over heels in love with these cookies!

These Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies made with coconut oil have won a spot on my top ten cookie list of all-time. I’ve baked an obscene amount of cookies so making it in the top 10 is HUGE! You NEED to try these cookies, like today, like right now! Get baking!

Oh, and the cookies freeze well too. I have a stash hidden away, just for me. Don’t tell my boys:)

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies made with Coconut Oil
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Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {Made with Coconut Oil}

These healthier cookies are my FAVORITE! They are made with whole wheat flour, coconut oil, oats, and dark chocolate! Bake a batch today!
4.63 from 29 votes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together softened coconut oil, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Beat until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Don’t overmix. Stir in the oats and chocolate chips.
  • Form the cookie dough into balls, about 2 tablespoons of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet, 2-inches apart. Sprinkle with sea salt, if desired. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden around the edges and soft in the center. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and cool completely.
  • Note-cookies will keep in an airtight container on the counter for 2 days. The cookies also freeze well. If you want to cut back on the chocolate chips, you can. I have made them with ½ cup chocolate chips and they are still delicious. You can also use raisins or dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips.


Calories: 136kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 73mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 14IU, Calcium: 18mg, Iron: 1mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 1 star
    I just made these and the dough would not stick together to make the 2″ “dough balls” on the tray. They fell apart and left oats and chocolate chips random all over the cookie tray.  I see that lots of people have had success, and I followed the recipe. I have never used coconut oil before, so not sure if i’m doing that right. I did not melt it.

    1. 2 stars
      This happened to me as well. I did not melt the coconut oil. I was able to make a few cookies but wasted quite a bit of oats and chocolate chips.

    2. 5 stars
      These are the ONLY Chocolate Chip cookies I have made for over 5 years now and people rave about them! I actually had the same issue with the oats so I just stopped putting them in and they come out PERFECTLY Without the oats. I wonder if you added a bit more oil or less oats it would balance out the oat ratio? Don’t give up because they truly are amazing!

  2. 4 stars
    These tasted great! I’d like to add 2-3 tbsp of brewer’s yeast to turn them into lactation cookies. Any recommendations on how to adjust other ingredients to accommodate that?

  3. 5 stars
    I never usually comment but thus recipe definitely deserves it and a 5 star rating! 

    I didn’t have white whole wheat flour so used half 100% whole grain whole wheat flour (king Arthur brand) and half white flour. 
    The cookies were perfecttttttt. 
    Next, I will try it with 100% whole wheat flour and see how it comes out. But honestly these are so tasty I don’t know if I should lol. 

  4. 5 stars
    Lovely !! I made it as Is and it was delicious. This is no fail recipe. Thank you so much for the recipe !! Last few times I made some modifications to incorporate few hands on ingredients. Took 3/4 cup wheat flour and 1/4 cup almond meal. Added 1/4 cup chopped walnuts  and only 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Added only 1/2 tsp of vanilla. Came out good !! 

  5. 5 stars
    There are our favorite! My husband won’t eat any other kind, and panics if we start to run out. I make a double batch and freeze most of them and pull out a couple every day for us to eat.

  6. 5 stars
    SO GOOD! Followed the recipe exactly with whole wheat flour (not sure what The difference is with white whole wheat flour) except around 8 minutes in the oven I pressed down the cookies slightly with a spatula since they didn’t spread at all. I baked for about 12 minutes total. My husband liked these too! Will definitely be making again.

  7. 5 stars
    My friend and family and I all are addicted to these cookies. They are so good and love the hint of coconut flavour. They don’t make too many which is nice as they are best fresh and we make them a lot! I only had quick oats and they worked fine! Thank you!

  8. 5 stars
    This is my favorite cookie recipe! I use a little less oats and chocolate chips than the recipe calls for and refrigerate the dough for about 30 minutes before baking. They turn out perfect and don’t last long in my house!

  9. 5 stars
    Hands down, my favorite cookie recipe! Especially because I’m dairy free while breastfeeding. Dairy free or not, still a favorite!

  10. 5 stars
    I have to say, I never typically leave reviews but I must give credit where it is due! I have made these so many times and this is the one recipe everyone asks for. They’re delicious and quite healthier than the usual chocolate chip cookie recipe. The only change I make is a bit less of oats and chocolate chips.

  11. I don’t feel so bad about making cookies for my family with this recipe, and they love them because they’re delicious!

  12. 5 stars
    Have to give this recipe a shot out because we have been making these every winter since 2017. It is our absolute favorite cookie to make on snowy days, and today we celebrated our last snowy day with a batch of these. Best cookies ever!

  13. 5 stars
    People who are commenting that they didn’t stick together didn’t make sure the coconut oil was soft enough.
    Also if it’s not forming or mixing well check your elevation and also ADJUST to what your seeing in your bowl if it’s too dry, it’s too dry, add a little water, melted oil, applesauce whatever’s your pleasure, i personally add a bit of club soda if it’s looking too dry (which means I measured something wrong, the weight of my flour maybe was off, I used an alternative flour, whole wheat flour is lighter and absorbs more liquid).

    It’s the best cookie recipe I’ve ever made, everyone I’ve naked them fit, who has ever tasted them asks for the recipe. I did 1 tiny mod and added 1/2 cup coconut flakes b/c I love coconut. Otherwise I followed it to a T.

  14. 5 stars
    One of my go-to recipes, there’s something that sets this recipe apart from an everyday chocolate chip cookie recipe. I love how they’re still soft even a day or two later!

  15. 5 stars
    Made these with regular whole wheat flour and they were still absolute perfection. New favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe!

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