Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

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These apple oatmeal cookies are just another delicious fruity variety of oatmeal cookies you should try! Made with 6 simple ingredients, they are perfect for quick and easy breakfast or snacking.

Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies stacked on top of each other and a hand is taking the top cookie away.

I wanted to try something yummy and healthy for this cozy autumn season. These apple oatmeal cookies are simply delicious, they are easy to put together and are ready to enjoy in less than 30 mins.

I’ve been trying to sweeten all my dishes only with dried fruit lately (mostly dates) in an effort to avoid refined sugar as much as possible. So, these apple oatmeal cookies are healthy, vegan, naturally sweetened with dates, and nourishing. They are also oil-free and can be made gluten-free.

Three Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies on a small chopping board.

Whole Food Ingredients

These apple oatmeal breakfast cookies are quick and easy to make. They require just 6 simple everyday ingredients and very little effort. Here is what you’ll need:

  • rolled oats – I used fine/quick rolled oats for this recipe. Use certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
  • apples – I like to use sweeter apple varieties to add more natural sweetness to the cookies. You can use Fuji, Gala, Honeycrisp, or Golden Delicious.
  • dates – use regular pitted dates. They sweeten the cookies naturally and are loaded with fiber and essential minerals, like iron and calcium.
  • walnuts – use plain raw walnuts
  • spices – I used cinnamon and cardamom. They add a nice flavor and are a classic combination with apples.
The ingredients for the Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies.

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

Are These Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Healthy?

These healthy apple oatmeal cookies are perfect for breakfast, snack or treat any time of the day. Bonus: they are quick and easy to make with 6 simple everyday ingredients.

These apple oatmeal cookies are totally whole food plant-based and free of processed ingredients such as oil, sugar or even flour. These cookies are also free of animal products like eggs and dairy.

This makes them way less caloric and actually, they can help with weight loss.

On the other hand, they are highly nutritious. They are loaded with fiber thanks to the oats and dates. Dates contain essential minerals like calcium and iron and help to naturally sweeten the cookies. So, you use no sugar!

Walnuts provide the healthy omega-3s necessary for your brain.

Cinnamon and apples are a classic combination. Add cardamom to that and you increase not only the flavor but the antioxidant level even further.

the Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies in a rectangular plate.

These Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies are

  • plant-based/vegan (dairy-free, egg-free)
  • whole food
  • naturally sweetened
  • refined sugar-free
  • oil-free
  • can be gluten-free
  • made with 6 simple ingredients
  • great for kids lunchboxes
  • yummy, hearty and delicious
  • breakfast, snack or treat for any time of the day
the Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies in a parchment paper tray.

How to Store

Let the cookies cool completely before storing them.

Room temperature: Once cooled, you can store the leftover cookies in a sealed container on the counter for up to 4 days.

Fridge: Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

the Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies in a tray.


5 Apple Oatmeal Vegan Breakfast Cookies on a small chopping board.

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Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Venelina Dove M.D.
These apple oatmeal cookies are just another delicious fruity variety of oatmeal cookies you should try! Made with 6 simple ingredients, these quick and easy apple oatmeal cookies are perfect for breakfast or snack.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine European
Servings 11 cookies
Calories 91 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Combine the pitted dates and water in a food processor. Process until smooth, scrape the sides of the bowl to make sure all dates are incorporated.
  • After that, mix all the ingredients (shredded apple, oats, chopped walnuts, cinnamon, cardamom, and date mixture) in a bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are combined into a thick dough. Let sit for about 5 mins for the oats to moisten a bit.
  • Take about one tablespoon of the mixture and shape it with your hands into a round cookie. The recipe makes about 11 cookies.
  • Bake for 20 mins, then let cool for a while and enjoy!


  • This is a small batch recipe that makes 11 cookies. If you want a bigger batch adjust the amount of the ingredients.
  • Nut-free option: swap the walnuts for any nut, seed, or add-in you enjoy, like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.
  • Gluten-free option: use certified gluten-free oats if necessary.


Serving: 1gCalories: 91kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 1mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g
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I’m Venny, I am a medical doctor and I believe great health stems from eating whole plant foods. Here you’ll find delicious (mostly) oil-free whole food, plant-based recipes and learn how food makes you healthy!

3 thoughts on “Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies”

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