Gluten Free Apple Oatmeal Cookies (Dairy Free)

Celebrate the transition of summer into fall with fresh apple recipes, like these delicious and allergy friendly Gluten Free Apple Oatmeal Cookies!
Gluten free, dairy free, vegan; Free of: peanuts, soy, eggs
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cookies, apple oatmeal cookies, oatmeal apple cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 85kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or set out a cooking stone. 
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the dry ingredients (oats, flour, ground flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon). Set aside.
  • In a separate medium sized bow, cream together the wet ingredients: coconut oil (you'll want this soft not melted), sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
  • Peel and core an apple, then dice it. You'll want the apple pieces to be about the size of chocolate chips so they mix into the dough well. Stir the apple pieces into the mixed wet ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, along with the non-dairy milk, and mix until a dough forms. 
  • Take about 1 Tablespoon cookie dough and roll into balls and flatten slightly, then set it on your prepared cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a bit golden around the edges. I like my cookies slightly undercooked and soft in the middle, so this was perfect. 
  • Allow to cool for about 10 minutes before eating (they can be crumbly until they've cooled off a bit).  
  • Enjoy!


Use a bold flavored apple for this recipe, like Jazz, Honeycrisp, green apples, Pink Lady, or fresh picked apples for the best flavor. 


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg