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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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- Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe
- Frugal Cookie Treats
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
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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.