Baked Coconut Oatmeal Cookie

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It’s been a while since I experimented with baked oatmeal. I do quite a bit of overnight oats and regular oatmeal. Those are both really good options with lots of possible flavor combinations, but baked oatmeal is a little different. If you haven’t tried it, you’re in for a surprise. It’s more cookie-like in texture when it’s baked. It gets crispy instead of runny or lumpy.

Obviously you can have it for breakfast, but I like to eat my baked oatmeal like a cookie for dessert. Because you make it with water and no eggs, butter or large amounts of sugar like cookies have, you save a ton of calories and you cut out stuff like preservatives along the way too. I was in the mood for a chocolate coconut combination. Like a Mounds candy bar or Girl Scout Samoas. If you use your imagination. 😉

Baked Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Baked Coconut Oatmeal Cookie

  • 1/2 cup (40g) old fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp (14g) coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp (5g) shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Pinch of sugar

Mix the oats, flour, coconut, and sugar in a small bowl and pour in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Stir to blend and let it sit for about 5 minutes to slightly cook the oats. Spray a ramekin or small baking dish with non-stick spray and press the oatmeal mixture into the bottom to form a cookie shape. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until cooked. Remove from oven and cool. Pop the cookie out and top however you’d like.

Makes one cookie at approximately 244 calories – 7g protein, 36g carbs, and 8g fat.

I topped mine with vanilla protein ice cream which is basically protein powder mixed with water until it’s a pudding consistency and frozen. I drizzled on some chocolate syrup too for that chocolate coconut combo. You can get creative and add protein powder before baking to up the protein, or use less oats to lower the carbs. It’s pretty forgiving.

Change the mixins to change the flavor. Add mini chocolate chips, raisins, nuts. Before you freak out that it’s one cookie for 243 calories, let me tell you this is a huge cookie. My baking dish was 5 inches around, so no small cookie here. This cookie is Texas sized so dig in! Or share with a friend if you must. 🙂

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