Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Looking for a simple and delicious cookie treat to make for your family? This Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies recipe is allergy-friendly and so tasty!

Looking for a simple and delicious cookie treat to make for your family? This Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies recipe is allergy-friendly and so tasty! #oatmealcookies #crispycookies #ricecrispycookies

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

With children 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 them. 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.

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


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.

I first began making this recipe several years ago and I’ve made some adjustments to it over the years (which I’ve updated here), but it’s still a bit favorite. I love to make these whenever I have some extra rice crispies that I need to use up.

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups Flour I used Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Banana mashed
  • 1 cup Crispy Rice Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Egg


  1. 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).
  2. Drop by teaspoon full onto an ungreased cookie or bar pan (I recommend one with sides just in case the oil would drip).
  3. 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.

How to Make This Recipe Gluten Free

As I mentioned within the recipe, I use my Gluten Free All Purpose Flour in this recipe to make it gluten free. You may also need to make sure that you are using certified gluten free oats in this recipe as well.

How to Make This Recipe Egg Free

Instead of adding the egg, add an extra banana in its place. Super easy and it still tastes great! You may want to add a bit less sugar if you choose this option since the banana will add sweetness.

Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

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


This Rice Crispy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe was originally posted on Little House Living in April 2014. It has been updated as of August 2019.

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

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

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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!!!

  8. 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).

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

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  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.