Toffee Almond Oatmeal Cookies

I confess that I don’t often bake with whole wheat flour. I think that’s due more to habit than taste. But, it can be a great substitute for traditional flour in many recipes, like this one.

I am fairly confident that if you tasted one of these without knowing the list of ingredients, you’d never guess that they are made with whole wheat flour. In fact, of all the cookies in my recent baking memory, these are probably in the top 10.

Toffee-Almond Oatmeal Cookies | Bake or Break

These cookies are everything I love about oatmeal cookies – lots of oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. For some added interest and crunch, I tossed in some toffee chips and toasted almonds. Pretty tasty, if I do say so myself!

Toffee-Almond Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 30 cookies

Toffee-Almond Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 & 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 & 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toffee chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted


Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in oats. Set aside.

Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in toffee chips and almonds.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes. Then, remove cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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  1. Natalia May 21, 2012 Reply

    I thought you said amateur! These are amazing …

  2. Mmm so tasty!

  3. The Food Hunter May 21, 2012 Reply

    These sound delicious.

  4. I LOOOOOOOVE toffee!!! Where’s the recipe???

    • jennifer May 21, 2012 Reply

      Laura, there’s a link to the recipe above the top photo.

  5. Courtney May 21, 2012 Reply

    They sound delicious — are they chewy?

    • jennifer May 22, 2012 Reply

      Courtney, they are a little crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside!

  6. Jenny @ BAKE May 24, 2012 Reply

    YUM! gorgeous photos too!

  7. Lorry May 21, 2013 Reply

    Looks delicious! Do you replace whole wheat flour with equal amounts of AP flour? Have nothing against whole wheat, just don’t want to add another flour to my already large collection!

    • jennifer May 21, 2013 Reply

      Hi, Lorry. You can substitute all-purpose flour, but you may need to reduce the amount of flour. I’ve not tried the substitution in this recipe, so I can’t give you a definitive answer. I would suggest to add all but a couple of tablespoons of flour and then decide if your dough needs the remaining flour.

  8. chris May 23, 2014 Reply

    ohhhh yeahhhh these are just for me love using wheat flour and i got toffee chips other day was gonna make recipe off bag but now i will get oaks today and make these will let you kow how turns out

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