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Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

August 12, 2014

C was home from work yesterday so you have him to thank for cookies appearing on the blog today. Poor kid destroyed his legs jet skiing and playing volleyball over the weekend to a point where he could barely walk to the kitchen, let alone make it to work. So when I asked him if there was anything I could do, his only response was “cookies”. Actually his only response was “Louman has been pretty empty…” but unless you’re a longtime THM reader you probably wouldn’t get this reference.

Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies-delicious and healthy cookies perfect for peach season! // #glutenfreeThere are pros and cons to having him home. Pro: when at a loss for recipe inspiration, he is sure to encourage me to get my bake on. Con: He takes over my office aka the bed. Pro: I get to listen to the Game of Thrones audiobooks over the speakers with him. Con: He defaces my to-do list by adding “have a ridiculously good-looking boyfriend” to it then checks it off…okay that one made me laugh a little 😉

The best part about having him home is getting immediate feedback from the ultimate test-taster. He declared these Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies to be “seriously awesome”! I’ll take it!

Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies-delicious and healthy cookies perfect for peach season! // #glutenfree

Ingredients in Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

  • rolled oats
  • oat flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • applesauce
  • coconut palm sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • coconut flakes
  • peaches

How to Make Peach Oatmeal Cookies

Using a stand mixer or electric handheld mixer, start by mixing the coconut oil, applesauce and coconut palm sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients – the oats, oat flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Lastly, add in the coconut flakes and chopped peaches until mixed in. Scoop out tablespoon sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350º, let stand for 5 minutes and then enjoy!


Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies 1x


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (GF if necessary)
  • 1 cup ground oat flour*
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar**
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 large, ripe peaches (chopped into small pieces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a stand-mixer or electric mixer on medium speed, cream together coconut oil, applesauce and coconut palm sugar until smooth.
  3. Add in eggs and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl combine rolled oats, oat flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Turn mixer down to low-speed and slowly add rolled oat mixture to wet batter until completely combined.
  6. Add in coconut and chopped peaches until just mixed in.
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  8. Scoop out tablespoon sized balls and place 12 on sheet. Flatter each ball with palm.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until level of crispiness reached.
  10. Remove from oven and let stand on sheet for 5 mins before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  11. Repeat until all dough has been used.
  12. Keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


*To make oat flour, add rolled oats to a blender or food processor and blend until flour consistency reached. OR use regular all purpose flour.
**OR use brown sugar.

Peach and Coconut Oatmeal Cookies-delicious and healthy cookies perfect for peach season! // #glutenfree

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  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    August 12, 2014 at 5:26 am

    When I’m about to enter a meeting, I get job envy when I see them snaps.

    Peaches….6 more months until they come back on rotation.

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    August 12, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I can’t stop eating peaches either – they are so bloody fresh and juicy at the moment!
    These cookies look great – peach and coconut go really well don’t they!
    I work for a fashion brand head office so I can wear whatever I want… Sometimes I make the effort and even wear mascara and lipstick (gasp) but most days I rock up with wet hair and some kind of combo that has taken me 30 seconds to think about – no shame… In my old job, it was ridiculously corporate and I had to wear fancy business wear… so not fun.
    Next step – job with pajamas 😉

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    August 12, 2014 at 6:22 am

    I love peaches but they are part of my oral allergy issue. Last summer I ate them anyway but this year I bought one and it wasn’t too sweet so I decided not to buy anymore since I shouldn’t be eating them anyway lol. However, I can eat them cooked so your recipe is perfect!

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    Tina Muir
    August 12, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Ooooh what a wonderful idea….and I should do this before the peaches leave us again! Yum yum yuummmm!

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs for Food
    August 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Man, now I’m super jealous about you working in your PJs. I have to wear business attire to work and I hate wearing suits.

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    August 12, 2014 at 7:40 am

    That is probably one of the things I’m going to miss most about working from home – the ability to work in my pajamas/workout clothes all day. It’s just so much comfier.
    Confession: I haven’t had a peach yet this season.

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    August 12, 2014 at 7:45 am

    I know EXACTLY what you mean about working from home. Most of law school for me was at home, since you’re only in class for like 12 hours. This summer for the bar was even worse because I studied at home and John doesn’t work during the summer. After months of nothing but yoga pants and limited showers plopped permanently in front of a computer, I felt and looked like such a bum. Meanwhile, John is busting his butt taking care of literally everything around the house. I definitely had days where if I took a TV lunch break I feared judgment.

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    August 12, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Poor C. I hope he is on the mend soon. I’m sure these cookies would make any one feel better. They look yummy.
    You and C remind me of J and I bit. He would say and do stuff like that. Though when I ask him how my recipes are I usually get “they taste nice” or “yummy”. Not much variation.
    I have to dress fairly smart for work but when I’m blogging, photographing or cooking recipes, 99 per cent of the time I’m in my PJs.

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    August 12, 2014 at 7:59 am

    I have been obsessed with anything peach lately, so this recipe couldn’t have come at a better time!

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    August 12, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I’m on a major peach bender right now. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! I also have all the ingredients to make these so if I’m not frolicking in the woods tonight, it’s happening.

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    August 12, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I want some peaches! My whole life is turned upside down and I have an empty kitchen that I haven’t even gotten to use yet. Come bake with (read:FOR) me!! Promise I’ll send some pics when there’s something to show! I will tell you that I got the first order of business taken care of – my giant fork is on the wall in the dining room!

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    Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate
    August 12, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Yum! I love when I find recipes that are fabulous and healthy!

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    August 12, 2014 at 9:04 am

    These cookies look fabulous! My dad has a few peach trees and hopefully, I’ll be getting some peaches this weekend, so making these cookies would be a perfect way to use some of them up. Delicious!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health
    August 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

    since i work at a hospital and also do some management stuff, i switch in between scrubs and business casual. PJ would be a nice change every once in a while though. peaches and oatmeal together in the form of cookies sounds pretty darn good. lucky C.

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    August 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    You forgot about his toe fetish though.
    I’m obsessed with peaches right now and obviously coconut still so yaaaa imma make these.

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    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
    August 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I wear jeans to my day job and sometimes – like to day – I dress up. But people give me weird looks because I’m not usually that put together, so I don’t do that often haha
    When I’m blogging, I’m in my pj’s on the bed or in the kitchen. I get strange looks then too…
    Also, I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a fresh peach before. I bought one a couple weeks ago, and forgot about it- was not pretty. I shall try again, because…COOKIES!

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    August 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    So obsessed with peach season!! And these might just be the most perfect cookie ever… peaches, oats and coconut… yes, please!

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    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness
    August 12, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I want to hang out at your house and eat stuff like this all day! 🙂 I’ve had a crazy obsession with peaches this summer so these look amazing. plus im trying the primal diet for 30 days so essentially i want one of these right now more than i can convey in words 🙂

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    August 12, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I chuckled when I read about the added task to your to-do list ;). Too funny haha!

    These look amazing and I love the fruity flavors! I usually think of cookies being primarily chocolate/peanut butter, but I love how these branch out from those!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    August 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    So obsessed with peach season!! And I want to make cobbler so so so badly. All I need is more peaches and vanilla ice cream and then we’re ready to rumble.
    I wear yoga pants and a t-shirt to “work” (aka chores and errands and mom kinda stuff).

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    GiGi Eats
    August 12, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Whenever I think of peaches, I think of Peaches and Cream Oatmeal from Quaker Oats and then I think of myself at the age of 5, 6 & 7 – Man I miss those years, when the worst thing that could possibly happen was have my barbie doll get throw in the deep end of the pool!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    August 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Poor C! He’s so lucky to have such a fab gf to bake him alllll the peachy keen cookies. Then you went and added coconut….dreamy on another level! Is C willing to share?!

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    August 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    All my favorite flavors in one cookie- pinning now!

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    August 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Haha! You crack me up girl! I am obsessed with peaches but they have NOT been good lately. WTH!? I never would have thought to put peach and coconut together but I’m sure it is awesome.

    I wish I could wear yoga pants every day to work. I totally would. Right now I’m rocking dresses because they are the only thing that fits!

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    August 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    The only time that I sort of wish I made a little money blogging is when I feel guilty for the time involved – if I made money I could be on my laptop and say “I’m working!!” Sometimes I pretend that I’m doing other work on my computer when I’m really just reading blogs – fools no one in my family but makes me feel a bit better.

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    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    August 12, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Mmmm! I may have to make these! I just tried peaches in my oatmeal the other day and I enjoyed them 🙂

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    Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
    August 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    These look very yummy! And I love the ingredient list 🙂 Love when something looks good, tastes good, and is good for you too!

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    August 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    I remember Louman! Does that mean I get a cookie? 😀 Because it would go amazingly with the peach smoothies that I’ve been downing like crazy lately. I don’t know what I’m going to miss more when summer is over — the weather or the fruit!

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    August 13, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I want to go home now and work from bed!! While Kardashians playing. Multitasking, right?
    Aww, I love that you baked those cookies for C. What a lucky man.
    I love peaches. I wonder if it is possible to make peach sauce? Like applesauce? That would be delicious, no?

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    August 13, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Mmm these look awesome girl!

    I just got home from England last night and I haven’t had an Ontario peach yet! But I’m actually going to the farmers market soon to buy some – I can’t wait!

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    August 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    1) obvi obsessed with peach season
    2) I wear basically whatever to work, minus workout clothes. That’s the beauty of working for a company that sells jeans. Today I’m wearing some soft pants and a kind of sheer white blouse. I should text you about this actually.

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    August 13, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    การทำต่าง ๆ ประกันการเดินทางต่างประเทศ คือจากไปติดสอยห้อยตามแนวสิทธิมนุษยชน เคารพยำเกรงเกียรติข้าวของเรื่องคือปุถุชน และทำหน้าที่ทุกสิ่งทุกอย่างส่งให้หมายความว่าไปติดสอยห้อยตาม พื้นที่จัดหามาเก็บไว้ ประกันการเดินทางต่างประเทศ ด้วยกันสบถสาบานวางพร้อมทั้งพ่อแม่ญาติพี่น้องฝูงชนไว้เสมอมา งานระวางมีความยิ่งใหญ่เครื่องใช้ คสช. ธำรงภายในโปร่งหลักใหญ่ ศักยจะมีอยู่ความทรงจำที่สภาพการณ์แห่งหนไม่เป็นประจำ ทั้งนี้เพราะเราประกอบด้วยกาลกำหนดแห่งจะจำต้องด่วนไปหน้าตาเจริญประเทศประเทศไทย ประกันการเดินทางต่างประเทศ เพื่อได้รับประกอบด้วยการสั่งงานออกเสียงได้รับโดยเร็ว

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    Beth @ The First Year
    August 22, 2014 at 7:23 am

    My husband likes to add silly things like that to my to-do list too! Men..

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    August 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    I’m making these now and step 3 says add eggs, but eggs are not in the ingredients list…how many eggs? Thanks!

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      August 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      oh my, I found it! I will blame this on my “pregnancy brain”…Thanks!!!

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        Davida Kugelmass
        August 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm

        No worries 😉 I had a mini panic-attack thinking I may have forgotten to write then eggs in! Glad it all worked out! How did you like the cookies? Thanks so much.

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          August 31, 2014 at 11:54 am

          Loved the cookies! I left out the coconut, since my husband does not care for it, but next time I’m going to have to add it because I love coconut! I also used a GF flour mix that I have instead of the oat flour and it worked out perfectly. Sorry to cause the mini panic-attack!

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