mixing brown sugar with oatmeal and oil.

Oatmeal Chews

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coconut, oatmeal
Dietary Restrictions: Gluten-Free
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 146kcal
My grandmother's recipe - naturally gluten free, these chewy, lacy cookies are utterly addictive!
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  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut


  • Mix oatmeal and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Pour oil over oatmeal mixture and toss well to combine. Set aside for one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add egg, salt, almond extract and coconut. Mix well.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • With a teaspoon, scoop out rounded spoonfuls onto the parchment paper, leaving about 2 inches around the perimeter of the cookies, which will spread as they bake.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. Let the cookies cool for several minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.


These cookies need to be watched closely while baking, they burn easily.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 86mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg