Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies

Ovens are wonderful, incredibly useful appliances – but it isn’t until we don’t have an oven that we appreciate all of its functions. Have you ever been camping out in the great outdoors, sitting around a crackling fire, and became struck with a sudden craving for warm home-baked cookies? Trust me, you’re not alone.

That’s where electric skillet oatmeal cookies come in. In case you couldn’t guess, all you need is an electric skillet – and butter, flour, egg, and other ingredients necessary to make the cookies come alive. The fantastic perk of this recipe is how simple it is.

Crispy, fresh oatmeal cookies baked in less than 15 minutes without an oven? Sign me up!

Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies in a clear jar, on white wooden background.
Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies in a clear jar, on white wooden background.

Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies

Joss D
Crispy, fresh oatmeal cookies baked in less than 15 minutes without an oven.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 16 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups oats
  • ½ cup pecanschopped (optional)


  • Heat the electric skillet to 300ºF.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Melt the butter in a microwave (or you could use the electric skillet if you don't have access to one). Once it’s melted, transfer to a bowl and add the cinnamon.
  • Add the oil, egg, vanilla and brown and white sugars to the butter. Mix well.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Add oats and pecans and mix well.
  • Divide dough into 1 tbsp. portions and arrange them in the electric skillet (around 2 inches apart). Flatten them a little with a spatula.
  • Cover and bake until golden on the bottom and the edges start to firm up, about 8 minutes (if it's not easy to flip them, they are not quite ready). Flip them, cover again and bake 6 more minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
  • Cool on a wire baking rack. Serve and enjoy!


Electric Skillet


Calories: 161kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 62mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 69IUCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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This is a great option for cookies if you are camping or just don’t have an oven around for whatever reason!

With this recipe’s simplicity, you have no excuses. Most of these ingredients are affordable and probably already in your pantry – vitamin-rich oatmeal, brown and white sugar, butter and baking powder.

The best thing about electric skillet cookies (other than the part where you dig in) is that you aren’t in the dark about how your little creations are doing. You can see and control how the cookies turn out, flipping before they burn, making sure they bake evenly. This combination results in a firm and crispy, yet soft-on-the-inside cookie.

Even if you aren’t camping, these cookies are perfect for a lazy day when even ordering takeout is too much effort (and money). College students staying in dorms that lack an oven may find these electric skillet oatmeal cookies a lifesaver.

Enjoy with a warm cup of milk, freshly brewed coffee, or hot cocoa, and share with your camp buddies, roommates, family – or not.

Will you give these electric skillet cookies a try on your camping trip?

Hungry for more electric skillet recipes? Try our Electric Skillet Classic Beef Stew

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