Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies

Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies

Soft and chewy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies quicker than the speed of light (ok, not quite, but they’re zippy I tell ya!).

Cookies you guys. This is a classic recipe that my sister and I have been bouncing back between us with modifications for years. In fact, I saw her last cookie recipe a while ago, and raised it, with the genius addition of, wait for it, orange zest. Oh yes.

And as you will see by the photos, I like to enjoy these with a strong cup of tea and a quick tarot spread (another obsession I share with my sis).

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Really, though, you can’t go wrong with these classic flavours and ingredients, and the best part is, they are mashed and thrown together in minutes, and baked in 8-10.

You can literally be sitting on the couch wishing a comforting cookie into existence, and devouring it whole the next!

These make great healthy, whole food snacks. I have a feeling they would also be fun pressed into a rectangle baking tin and served like a muesli bar.

The only thing you’ll need to keep in mind for Choc Apricot Oat Cookie success, is to use the wholegrain oats. The fine oats/quick oats/rolled oats will give you a dense and doughy cookie, not ideal.

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Gluten free peeps, feel free to experiment with quinoa flakes, I haven’t tried these though so can’t speak to how they would turn out.



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Soft and chewy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies quicker than the speed of light. A simple vegan recipe.
Recipe type: Cookie, Sweet
Cuisine: Plant-based
Serves: 12
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 cup wholegrain oats (quick oats or rolled oats will not work)
  • ¾ cup coconut, desiccated, fine
  • ½ packed cup chopped dried apricots (organic, sulphur dioxide free)
  • Small handful roughly chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, Ceylon
  • 1½ teaspoons coconut or olive oil
  • Zest of a small orange
  1. Pre-heat oven at 170˚C (338˚F). In a large bowl, mash the bananas well, then add all other ingredients, mix well, use your hands to combine.
  2. Roll a tablespoon of mixture at a time into a ball and place on a tray lined with baking paper, then flatten them down slightly.
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes then let cool before serving. Store in an airtight container.
  4. Double the recipe if you have multiple oven trays.

Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies Vegan

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Lauren Glucina is a plant-based whole foods Nutritionist, Naturopath and Medical Herbalist. She is a passionate advocate for food as medicine. Lauren has also formally trained as a Raw Foods Chef and has a soft spot for raw treats. 

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