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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

Delicious and healthy oatmeal cookies packed full of flavour with fresh peaches and unsweetened coconut. Perfect for peach season!

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 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.

Keywords: Peach Oatmeal Cookies

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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