Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies

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

A rustic ceramic plate filled with homemade chocolate apricot oat cookies, a cup of tea and tarot cards beside it

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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Two side plates filled with oatmeal cookies, a vase of flowers and mug of tea on marble surfaceHomemade healthy chocolate apricot oat cookies on a plate on a marble counter

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.

Close up of homemade oatmeal cookies jam packed with chocolate chips and dried apricots

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.


Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies
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Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies

Soft and chewy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies quicker than the speed of light. A simple vegan recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Cookie, Sweet
Cuisine: Plant-based
Servings: 12
Calories: 156kcal


  • 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
  • 70g roughly chopped dark chocolate (small handful)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon Ceylon
  • teaspoons coconut or olive oil
  • Zest of a small orange


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes then let cool before serving. Store in an airtight container.
  • Double the recipe if you have multiple oven trays.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 6mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Iron: 2%
Nutrition Facts
Zippy Chocolate Apricot Oat Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g 6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Hi I’m Lauren, practising Naturopath, Medical Herbalist, Nutritionist, and essential oils educator in Auckland, New Zealand. I’m incredibly passionate about food as medicine, and helping people connect with the healing power of Nature. I’ve been sharing my recipes and health articles here since 2012.

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