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4.67 from 3 votes

Oatmeal Okra Cookies (Oo!)

To my delight, the okra in these oatmeal okra cookies served its job well: it provided an excuse to eat more cookies without screaming, "Look at me, I'm okra!"
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oatmeal okra cookie recipe, oatmeal okra cookies
Servings: 12 large cookies
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground fennel
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark or light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup oats old fashioned or quick (not instant)
  • 3/4 cup pulverized raw okra okra that's been chopped and food processed so it looks like chunky guacamole - I pulverized part of a defrosted bag of frozen okra


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a small bowl, thoroughly mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and fennel. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and both sugars until creamy.
  • Beat in vanilla and egg.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Fold in the oats and okra.
  • Scoop approximately 1/4 cup balls of batter onto a Silpat or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Place 6 balls to a sheet and bake one sheet at a time on the center rack for 18 minutes.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg