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Healthy Oatmeal Coconut Cookies With Whole Wheat Flour: Parle Style


If I say I am going to treat you to homemade oatmeal cookies flavored with coconut, what will be your reaction?

baking with oatmeal cookies


This is one baking recipe with coconut that you are instantly going to fall in love with. Do not believe me? Read further!


parle style coconut cookies

No I do not claim to have got the perfect Parle style coconut biscuits, but I have certainly come closer to replicating the taste and crunch of these coconut cookies. I have been trying out various cookie recipes, for I am a biscuit lover. I love to enjoy my tea with cookies - though I eat only one or two biscuits.

My love for biscuits started during childhood. We would savor glucose Bakeman's biscuits with milk during those days. The story is simple - there was a Bakeman's factory near Patiala, and we would buy loads of biscuit packets whenever we would be crossing the factory while heading to and fro Patiala. Rajpura is my mom's home, and as kids, we would love to visit nana-nani (maternal grandparents) during vacations. It was then that we would travel from Patiala to Rajpura by a moped (2-wheeler) that papa would ride and all of us would anxiously wait for the biscuit factory.

Beautiful memories there!!

The factory closed down in the later years ((:

coconut cookies with oatmeal


It was then that we started trying out different biscuit brands and varieties, and coconut biscuits was one of them. My love for cookies is eternal!

oats for cholesterol
So let's come back to the coconut biscuit recipe, which uses whole wheat flour. One point that you would notice in my recipes is the use of healthy grains. I never use refined flour or maida. So all of my posts comprise no maida recipes.

Yes, I have tried coconut cookies and coconut oatmeal cookies several times using different combinations and got very good results as well as reviews on them. But this time it's different. I have been trying to get my hands on biscuit recipes so I can replicate the packet style cookies even while using whole wheat flour. My Mcvities style digestive cookies recipe was a step in that direction.

I have also shared one cornflakes coconut cookies recipe that you will love!
This is a keeper's recipe - no, these aren't chewy oatmeal coconut cookies, but crispy oatmeal cookies with coconut.


Coconut adds a distinct flavor to any recipe it is part of. I am in love with coconut since my marriage in the coastal state of Odisha. It was only after marriage that I developed a liking for coconut. Surprisngly, as opposed to most claims, coconut and coconut oil are natural wonders. Check for coconut oil benefits here.

Here's some feedback on the oatmeal cookies Parle style:


Healthy Oatmeal Cookies With Coconut Ingredients
atta coconut biscuits

1 cup- atta (whole wheat flour)
1 cup- dry coconut powder (you may use leftover coconut powder after extracting coconut oil)
1/2 cup- oats powder  (grind rolled oats)
4 tbsp- cold butter or desi ghee (clarified butter) (or coconut meat that remains at the bottom following extraction of oil)
2 tbsp- Honey
2 tbsp- milk (or coconut milk that remains at the bottom after extraction of coconut oil)
1 tbsp- sugar powder
3/4 tsp- baking powder
1/4 tsp- baking soda

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Bake Procedure
This coconut cookies recipe can come in handy after you have extracted coconut oil at home. You can easily use the leftovers for this recipe.
  1. Sieve together atta, baking powder, baking soda, oats powder, and coconut powder.
  2. Mix sugar powder.
  3. Add cold butter and rub it into the flour. This step is very important so do it well.
  4. Pour honey over the crumbled flour mixture.
  5. Again rub everything well with hands.
  6. Add milk. 
  7. Check if the dough consistency is okay. We do not want to knead it. Just collect all the ingredients. It should not be sticky. If the dough feels dry and rough, add 1 more tbsp of milk. 
  8. Add the remaining tbp of milk if the dough is still little dry.
  9. It should be soft dough but not sticky. 
  10. Make two logs and cover them tightly with aluminum foil or butter/parchment paper.
  11. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.  The longer you refrigerate, the better the results. I refrigerated it overnight.
  12. Before rolling out the dough into cookies, preheat the oven (mw convection) at 180 degrees for 10 mts.
  13. no maida coconut cookies
  14. Meanwhile, roll out the dough into a thick chapati. The dough may feel hard since it uses less fat. So it is a good idea either to slice it as is or leave it outside for 5 mts to soften. Or add 1tsp of milk and then roll it out.
  15. I made two batches of coconut biscuits - one thinner version like Parle and a thicker version like bakery style coconut cookies. Choice is yours.
  16. I used a bottle cap to cut the dough into round cookie shapes. You may give any shape - but the round one looks more like market bought packet biscuits.
  17. I used a knife to carve out design on top of the cookies.
  18. Place each cookie at a distance from each other on a greased baking tray - this helps in even baking of biscuits.
  19. Bake for 20 mts at 170 degrees. Enjoy crispy, crunchy Parle style coconut biscuits.
  20. Surprise your family with this batch of coconut cookies!
  21. You may want to try my other cookies recipes. Click on the link to get over 25 types of cookie recipes.
  22. If oatmeal interests you, do try any of my 50+ oatmeal recipes.

feedback on coconut cookies with whole wheat flour





2 comments:

  1. Very Nice..... Thanks for sharing,will try it . :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by dear :)Keep visiting for more healthy recipes !

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