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

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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

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

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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil softened (not melted)
  • 1/2  cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sea salt for sprinkling on cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 1/2 cup chocolate chips and they are still delicious. You can also use raisins or dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips.

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Maria Lichty

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. This is seriously the best cookie recipe for me! I only bake with coconut oil it’s so much better in my opinion then butter . These cookies are fantastic I’ve made them with raisins and choc chips and dark choc m&ms and they dissapear so quick my kids and husband love them! As a matter of fact it’s my turn to bring a snack for the kiddos at my sons preschool and I will be bringing these cookies so thanks for such a great recipe my family says thanks too 🙂

  2. Absolutely loved the cookies! I ended up adding half dark chocolate chips and half white chocolate since its all I had on hand. Also added some walnuts for some extra crunch and used coconut palm sugar! Gave it more of a coconutty flavor! Thanks again for the great recipe!

  3. i just made these and they’re so good!! i made one substitution, and used coconut sugar in place of caster sugar and it worked out perfectly! just like the real thing but guilt free!! will definitely do again xx

  4. Ugh I got regular whole wheat flour. I didn’t scroll down all the way to see ingredients. Will it still work? And where can I buy white whole wheat flour ?

  5. These were ok, but had a strange underlying flavor…like my coconut oil was going bad? (I thought it lasted forever!) I don’t know…I love whole wheat and oats. But I won’t make this particular recipe again.

  6. Just made a batch and they are the best oatmeal chocolate cookies I’ve ever tasted. Moist and a little chewy, just the way I like them. Mine were a bit larger, got 16 total, so baked them about 12-13 minutes and they were perfect.

  7. We had a snow/freezing rain day here in Ontario. I am so glad the kids and I made these. They were amazing!!!! Very close to the best cookie I’ve ever made!! Only problem was that we should have made more. Does this recipe double well? Next time!!! 

  8. I absolutely love these cookies!   Would you happen to have the nutritional information on one cookie as well? Thank you for any help you can give.

  9. These are so great they are now the only choc chip cookies I ever make.  They are easy on my conscience too.  Thanks guys!

  10. 5 stars
    Made a batch last week. My family loves them. A definite winner. I further reduced the brown sugar though. Will be making them again.

  11. 5 stars
    I was so excited to find a recipe that used coconut oil, whole wheat flour, AND oatmeal, I immediately ran to the store to get some eggs to try it out. I love this recipe! This will probably be my go-to “healthier cookie” recipe from now on. I had quick-rise oats at home, so I used those instead of old fashioned, and it turned out just fine. I ended up cooking these for a bit under 10 minutes just in case, as it was hard to tell when they turned golden brown because the batter is already a bit dark. They were great straight out of the oven, but almost better after they had cooled for a few hours!

  12. 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.

  13. 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?

  14. 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. 

  15. 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 !! 

  16. 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.

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