oatmeal fig pine nut cookies (vegan & gluten free)

These cookies are unbelievable.  I’m so glad they came into my life.

The base recipe is from my good friend, Marilita, who also happens to be an incredible food blogger at www.gourmelita.com  She of course, is on Instagram @gourmelita, so be sure to follow her!

I have known her for more than 7 years, and although she lives in another country, her food blogging had actually inspired me to start Hungry Happens, so I am greatly indebted to her.  She is a phenomenal chef!

So as for these cookies – they are moist and sweet as can be.  I love the flavor the fig lends to them – it absolutely completes the cookie.  You probably might want to DOUBLE THE RECIPE!!  There are only 16 cookies in a batch and the dough is vegan and incredibly edible before you even bake em.  So freakin good.


  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbs coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 5 dried figs, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts


Pre heat oven to 325 F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine first 4 ingredients in one bowl.  Combine wet ingredients in a separate small bowl.  Mix the dry with the wet together until a dough forms.   Then fold in the figs.

Form your cookies into balls and then flatten them. Next, place them on the cookie sheet and press in as many pine nuts on the tops, as can fit.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating the cookie sheet midway, until the cookies are golden brown.  Remove from oven and let them sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Yields 16 medium sized cookies.

….delicious happens

Side Notes:  You can use regular all purpose flour for the oat flour.  Also, you can use any sugar your prefer.


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