Healthy, Quick and Simple Oat and Coconut Cookies


Seeking inspiration for healthy snacks for the kids and I, I decided to create some healthy, quick and simply oat and coconut cookies. I get a lot of requests for healthy treats so wanted to re-share this popular recipe again. I use vegan ingredients.

These lovelies are quick and simple oat & coconut cookies you and your kids will love!

They are also super versatile too (you can literally add anything you like to the cookies, we’ve made ours with chopped dates and dark chocolate too), we eat these for breakfast or as a healthy, tasty and filling snack in the day.

What’s more they only take 45 minutes from start to finish so are perfect for those with little time on their hands (that will be all of us then!)

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Makes 12 medium sized biscuits


  • 200g of gluten-free large or milled oats (depending on texture you prefer)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter/dairy-free spread
  • 3 tbsp of maple syrup/ honey
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp plant milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 handful of raisins, dessicated coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • dairy free spread for greasing


Pour the oats into a large mixing bowl with the salt and baking powder and stir.
Melt the coconut oil, spread/butter and maple syrup/honey in a small pan on a low heat.
Pour into the bowl of oats and add the plant milk stirring through.
Add the mashed banana along with the seeds and raisins, stirring the ingredients through.

Grease a large baking tray with a little plant butter.

Create large balls of mixture and mould into biscuits, placing them on the tray.
Bake at 160°C for 20 minutes until golden.
Cool and eat!

Oat and coconut cookies

Crunchy, delicious hunky chunks of goodness.

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Let me know if you make them, won’t you!

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77 Responses

  1. Zara

    These look so tasty. Always on the look out for something quick and easy to make with the kids on the weekend – think these will do the trick!

  2. Chloe

    Oh these look delicious and it’s great that they are quick and easy to make. I can just sub with dairy free spread. Perfect to have with an afternoon cuppa #brillblogposts

  3. Beau

    Just scoffed a jam doughnut (tut tut) thinking urgh I have to stop with this already. Then I saw these, these look and sound scrumptious! Having a go at these this week! I hope I don’t burn them. xxx

  4. Alida

    These biscuits look so crunchy and moresh. It is a perfect treat for children and oats are very good for them. I am going to bookmark this recipe.
    I have entered my Bellini cocktail.. just the perfect time of year for one of those.
    Thank you for hosting!
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  5. jamie

    These look delish!
    I made some similar myself last night, i used mashed up banana instead of coconut oil though.
    I think i will try this recipe tonight though, thanks for the idea :). I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂
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    • honestmum

      Hi Jamie I love using banana too in them and even tried grated apple, all worked really well, let me know how you get on x

  6. Holly (2 Kids and Tired)

    So many of these are mouthwatering. Thank you for hosting such a great blog hop. I added one of my favorite recipes.
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  7. Jane

    Snap! I’m linking another healthy cookie recipe. And will try yours shortly. Thanks!
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  8. Jenny

    I love the food photography for these. Stunning. The blue really makes the cookies pop. I had to go back and reread the recipe after drooling over the photos. lol So tasty and sounds health too! Love it. Thanks for hosting hunny. #tastytuesdays
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    • honestmum

      My pleasure Jenny, thanks for your kind words-really are tasty and my personal faves have dark chocolate chunks in there!

  9. Sonia Constant

    WOWEE they look awesome. I love oat cookies and never thought of coconut ones before. They sound beautiful. Will definitely give them a try. Thanks for the idea. 🙂 x
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  10. Emily Beale

    What a great healthy threat! Dipping them in dark chocolate sounds like a great idea!
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  11. Kizzy

    These look and sound very healthy and very tasty.
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  12. Caroline Hooper (My Family Ties)

    That sounds really delicious and I love your photos, I have pinned the recipe for later, I would love to try these out on my kids! 🙂 #tastytuesdays
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  13. hannah Mums' Days

    OOh, all that mixing looks like great fun to do with Reuben and I’m always on the lookout for healthier biscuits for my cookie monster!! xxx
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  14. Heather Haigh

    The biscuits look and sound delicious and wholesome. Thank you for hosting another #TastyTuesday.
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  15. Elizabeth

    What scrummy looking biscuits! Perfect for kiddies 🙂
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  16. PottyMouthedMummy

    I adore an oat cookie, prefer the texture to normal cookies if I am honest. These look yum! x
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  17. Ebabee

    These sound delicious and healthy is an added bonus. Thanks for sharing x
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  18. becky

    Yum! Added to the meal plan for next week! X
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  19. Jessica

    I love oats and I’ve been trying to experiment with some recipes using it. I just finished my oat pancake and “Oat and Coconut Cookies” would be the next one in my list.
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  20. Julie's Family Kitchen

    These look sooo delicious, I just love making biscuits and cookies so this is definitely a recipe for me to try.
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  21. sarah hill wheeler (@hill_wheeler)

    I’m all for quick and easy and these also look like they are packed full of good things (so I can feel virtuous when making too!)
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  22. georgia

    The smell of baking penetrated my house! I will try them for my girls
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    • honestmum

      @Becky thanks they really are and so easy to make!
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  23. honestmum

    @Steph totally, we made ours with dark chocolate too, just ate them before we got snaps!
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  24. Steph

    Wow! Got to try this one! Super impressed with a no added sugar cookie recipe!! Very worth trying out 🙂 …& I’m all for dark chocolate!! Totally sure that’s a very ‘healthy’ addition 😉

    • honestmum

      Thanks Steph, we love adding dark chocolate to them too-really healthy addition (releases endorphins too)!
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