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Chewy Whole Grain Energy Cookies

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


These whole grain energy cookies are also dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free.



Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 T. chia seeds
  • 2 T. ground flax seeds
  • 1 t. baking soda

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (or dairy-free margarine)
  • 2 shots of espresso ( I used 2 nespresso pods, about 1/4 cup total)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1t. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  4. In a medium saucepan, bring the brown sugar, coconut oil, espresso, and honey to a boil.
  5. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the hot sugar syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and blend well.
  7. Drop in spoonful on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Flatten slightly before baking. 
  9. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and set on the tops. 



I have a Nespresso espresso maker, but you can use 1/4 cup strong coffee if you’d like. If you don’t want any caffeine, use decaf or just use water.

I use a cookie dough scoop for all my cookie recipes, and really recommend getting one. It makes this go so much faster. 

I get my chia seeds and flax seeds from Gerbs. I just order from Amazon. A 2 pound bag will last you a while in the freezer!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: energy cookies, whole grain cookies, dairy-free cookies, coffee cookies