Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

by Merissa on April 6, 2014

in Egg Free Recipes, Recipes

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe - Little House Living

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

 With a son with food allergies to major foods, one thing I've had trouble finding a great recipe for (that he actually likes!) is cookies.

But with all my recipe ventures, I was bound and determined to figure something out for him. Every kid deserves to enjoy some yummy cookies every so once in a while! While we aren't big dessert people (my idea of dessert is something made from home canned fruits....) I do like to have cookies on hand in my fridge or freezer for a little treat.

So back to these Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies...I've tried a bunch of different allergy free cookie recipes, I really have, but none of them have been a hit like this one! I knew it was going to be a keeper when I caught a little toddler hand sneaking another cookie off the plate they were cooling on.

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

By Merissa

This delicious, soft and chewy cookie recipe is gluten free, nut free, egg free, and dairy free!

Yield -  24 cookies

Preparation Time - 10 minutes

Cooking Time - 6 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Flour (I used Gluten Free Flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats


  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Make sure there are no lumps of banana or coconut oil (I soften my coconut oil first to help it blend better).
  • Drop by teaspoon full onto an ungreased cookie or bar pan (I recommend one with sides just in case the oil would drip).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes or until the cookies are just brown around the edges. (Yours may need to cook a little longer, my oven seems to cook these very quickly).

I love making these cookies now for a treat for my little guy because they are so simple to put together. I always have these items on hand. For the crispy rice cereal, I order mine in bulk from Azure Standard (they have brown rice, gluten free). Also, if you don't need this recipe to be dairy free, I'm sure butter would taste excellent in it instead of the coconut oil.

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Do you have any allergy kids that this would work for in your household?


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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lana April 7, 2014 at 8:45 am

I am thankful that we are allergy free now but what a good Mommy you are to find this recipe for him! We have a grandson about your son’s same age so I always picture our Liam and his little hand is known to help itself too. 🙂


2 Elizabeth April 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

This is not meant as a criticism at all but rice krispies aren’t gluten free unless you buy the kind labeled gluten free. Most of the rice crispy cereals are sweetened with something called barley malt which contains gluten. Again this is not meant to be critical, merely informative. Have a blessed day!


3 Elizabeth April 7, 2014 at 9:05 am

My apologies, I just saw the part that said you order gluten free cereal. Sorry!


4 Maria April 7, 2014 at 9:08 pm

These cookies look so good, and I love how you used the rice cereal in them! What a fantastic idea!!!


5 Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner? April 8, 2014 at 8:09 am

These cookies sound awesome! Never thought of adding rice krispies. Thank you for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.


6 denise April 8, 2014 at 10:59 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe, Merissa! I want to try it using my Pamela’s baking and Pancake gluten free – wheat free Mix. I think I will just omit the baking soda, powder and salt beings it is already in the mix. My kids are high strung and I think it doesn’t hurt to try gluten free products as long as they will eat them. I’m enjoying your renovating post too. 🙂


7 CJ Huang April 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

Sounds like you have a tasty cookie there! I bet the rice krispies add a nice crunch. 🙂 I’d love if you stopped by and shared with us on Five Friday Finds! 🙂


8 Laurie April 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

I am so thrilled to have discovered your wonderful, friendly and informative site. You are such a hard working mother and it is a joy to read about your experiences! We have lived in our 1940`s home for 33 years which is on an acre. Never hired anyone to do our work for us. It is a day to day ongoing project of “love and like”… some days. So grateful for each day! You are an added Blessing to our lives now, thank-you!!!


9 Kathi Riemer April 14, 2014 at 10:46 am

Yum, thank you for sharing this recipe. Anything with oatmeal is for me.


10 Lisa April 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I’m so glad I stopped by to find your recipe is gluten free! I’ve pinned this and will definitely be giving it a try! I’m your newest follower on fb and twitter – I’d love a follow back (lisalewiskosterspeaks on fb).


11 maria @ close to home April 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

thanks for linking up these fun recipes on FRIDAYFRENZY this week. I have never baked with coconut oil before http://www.stayingclosetohome.com/recipes-and-craft-ideas-party-fridayfrenzy-418.html


12 Ginnie April 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

These sound delicious! I love the idea of using Rice Crispies in a cookie:)


13 trish April 24, 2014 at 1:57 am

So delicious. I cant wait to try this healthy recipe!

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14 Sherryl @ SimplySherryl April 24, 2014 at 5:54 pm

I was excited to see that your post was featured on the Good Tip Tuesday linkup! Congrats and I look forward to reading more of your great tips.


15 [email protected] in Pyjamas April 27, 2014 at 1:14 pm

These sound delicious, glad your son enjoyed them. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!


16 Stephanie December 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I definitely would like to try these, but my son seems to have an allergic reaction to coconut (in addition to peanut, tree nut and egg!). Just wondering what your suggestions would be for substitutions. Thank you!


17 Merissa December 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Can he have dairy? You could sub butter for the coconut oil.


18 Stephanie December 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

Yes! Thank you for responding. Looking forward to trying them!


19 Carol February 11, 2015 at 12:05 am

Can’t wait to try your cookie recipe – my granddaughter needs gluten and dairy free and this looks so good. I have a question however – you show 1/4 cup coconut oil and then 2 Tablespoons Oil separately. But then you add all the ingredients together at one time. Are both instances of oil the coconut oil? Do they need to be added separately? Thanks for sharing.


20 Merissa February 11, 2015 at 6:41 am

For the second kind of oil I meant for it to be vegetable oil, like olive oil. I will go clarify in the original post.


21 Stephanie March 31, 2015 at 12:15 pm

My son is allergic to both dairy and coconut. What would you sub for coconut oil? Thanks!


22 Merissa March 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Can you use any kind of buttery spread (like Earth Balance?)?


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