Healthy Vegan Gluten-free Apricot Oatmeal Cookies


I have again gone through my archive and decided to give a few updates to one of my very first dessert recipes, which is the Apricot Oat cookies. I have remade this many times after first posting this recipe, and I felt that an update was in order. There is by no means any massive changes as to the ingredients, but how my method for making them has changed, and I have slightly altered the ratio of the dried fruit. I also added in the option of making them a bit more seasoned, by adding in cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg, which is inspired by my Healthy Vegan Gluten-free Spice Cake recipe

Because of all that I decided to delete my previous recipe, and upload this instead! Just looking back at my very first post I can tell that my cooking skills, as well as my writing, has improved a lot since I first started posting recipes.


These oat cookies are very quick to make, tastes perfectly sweet, and they have a soft, chewy texture. Even if you do not really like apricots and dates you should try this out, because the combination tastes really, really good. If you are, like described above, not the biggest fan of apricots I highly recommend you add in all of the optional spices, as this prevents the apricot-taste being too overwhelming.

Ingredients, makes 6 medium sized cookies:
  • 20g dates (can be substituted for same amount of raisins)
  • 30g raisins
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 2 dl unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 cup certified gluten-free oat flour (or blend oats in a blender/food processor)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
Optional spices, to taste:
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • cloves

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine the dried fruit and milk in a food processor/blender and blend until smooth. If you like the texture of some fruit chunks, you can always leave this slightly 
  2. chunky as opposed to completely smooth. Add this mixture in a bowl with the oat flour and mix thoroughly. If you are using regular oats, grind this into a flour by adding it in the food processor first (do this before you blend the apricots and milk, that way you will not have to clean it up twice). Add in however much of the optional spices you wish, or leave them plain.
  3. Using a spatula, or your hands, shape 6 relatively flat cookies on a baking sheet, and let them cook in the middle of the oven anywhere from 10-20 minutes, or until they are golden and have slightly crispy edges. For the best result, allow them to rest for 5-15 minutes before serving, so they firm up a bit.


All in all, this is one of my go-to cookie recipes when I am craving something sweet, but not too heavy. I hope that you try out this recipe, and let me know if you liked it!

2 comments:

  1. Detta låter jättegott! Tror jag ska baka dem och ge till min mamma på hennes födelsedag.

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    1. Så bra at du synes de så gode ut, og jeg håper du og din mor liker dem! :)

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