Oat Flour Crack Cookies

These cookies use only 6 ingredients, one bowl, and are ready in less than 30 minutes from the time you turn the oven on to the time you’re enjoying them.  They are absolutely divine. The sweetened condensed coconut milk makes an addicting cookie that it is very hard to describe. It has a sort of caramelized quality.  It’s delicious, hard to describe, and really something you have to try.

The chocolate chunks make these cookies extra special.  Chocolate chips typically have a baking resistant coating that helps them hold their shape, but chocolate chunks from an actual chocolate bar give you those amazing gooey bites of dark chocolate.

These cookies taste even better the next day!  By then the flavors have really set and the chewy caramel quality is at its best.

Have you tried this recipe?  What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!

*Oats are something that can frequently be cross contaminated with gluten.  Be sure to use certified gluten free oats to keep this recipe safe for gluten free people.

Oat Flour Crack Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Oil Free):

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18 cookies


  • 2 cups certified gluten free oats ground into flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed coconut milk* 7.4 ounces or 210 grams
  • 1 vegan dark chocolate bar roughly chopped, 3.5 ounces or 100 grams


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or reusable silicone baking mats.
  3. Grind your gluten free old fashioned oats into flour using a blender.

  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.  Be sure to use a bowl larger than you think you'll need.  The next step requires a lot of movement in the mixing to get the solidified condensed coconut milk mixed in.  Using a larger bowl than you think you'll need will give you the space to mix it in more easily.

  5. Add in the sweetened condensed coconut milk and stir to combine.  The sweetened condensed coconut milk will likely be thick and mostly solid at first (this is largely dependent on the time of year and temperature - the colder it is, the more solid it will be).  To mix it in, you'll need to slowly break it up by using the back of a spoon and scraping it against the condensed coconut milk on the bottom of the bowl.  After you do this for a few minutes, it will soften enough to completely mix in to the dry ingredients.  Alternatively, you could mix this with an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer.

  6. Add in the roughly chopped chocolate and stir to combine.
  7. Using a Tablespoon measurer, scoop out cookie dough 1 heaping Tablespoon at a time, make 1.5” sized cookie dough balls and place them spaced 2” apart on the lined baking sheets (these cookies spread during baking).  These taste better if you make them with a heaping Tablespoon rather than a level Tablespoon sized dough ball.  The center is the best part, so making them a little bigger makes them all the yummier.

  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden.

  9. Cool before eating.  Since these cookies are using the thickness of the condensed coconut milk as the binder, they need to come back to closer to room temperature to hold together (since coconut oil it more solid the cooler it is).  It's definitely worth giving them a few minutes to cool before eating them.

Recipe Notes

*I used Let’s Do Organic Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk.


Oat Flour Crack Cookies with Chocolate Chunks and Made with Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk - Vegan and Gluten Free - by Veggie Lexi

Vegan gluten free chocolate chunk cookies are absolutely addictive!  They're so delicious, use only 6 ingredients, and have a totally unique taste.  They're especially delicious after hanging out in the freezer for a bit! #veggielexi #vegancookies #veganrecipes #veganfood #glutenfreecookies

6 thoughts on “Oat Flour Crack Cookies

  1. Amanda says:

    Could we omit the sugar in this recipe ? Id like to try it, but the condense coconut milk already has a lot of sweetness.

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi there,
    If we’re using oat flour and not whole oats to start with how many cups of oat flour would it be?

    • Lexi says:

      Hi Sarah,
      Oat flour and oats ground into flour yield approximately the same amount. I would probably start with slightly scant cups and then see if any more was needed. Hope that helps!

    • Lexi says:

      Hi Guinn,
      Yes, you could. I believe regular condensed milk comes in larger cans though, so you’d have to measure out a scant cup of it. Hope that helps!

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