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 just 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.
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Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy, fresh oatmeal cookies baked in just 15 minutes without an oven.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 161kcal
Author Joss D


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


Electric Skillet


  • Heat the electric skillet to 350ºF.
  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Melt the butter in the electric skillet (or you could use a microwave). 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 for around 10 minutes, or until only the center part is soft. Flip them and bake 5 more minutes or until golden brown. (If the bottoms of the cookies are burning, turn your electric skillet down a little and bake a couple minutes longer. Some skillets run hotter than others.)
  • Cool on a wire baking rack. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Electric Skillet Oatmeal Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 69IU1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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