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Raw Chewy Oat Apple Cookies

11 Comments 12 June 2013

Raw Chewy Oat Apple Cookies

When I made these Raw Chewy Oat Apple Cookies I knew I had a winner. If the Husband chooses to eat a raw cookie, actually chooses instead of just acquiescing to a slightly forceful request to be a taste tester, then I know they’ve made it!

I usually play with cookie recipes after making almond milk because I can’t stand to throw the pulp away. I’ve found that almond pulp works well in most cookies as long as there is plenty of moisture from other ingredients. Do you remember my first raw cookie attempt? The dry Sahara Desert Cookies originally called Raw Banana Snickerdoodles reposted with a plea for help! They were kind of amazingly awful.

These cookies are good. And they’re soft and chewy in the middle as long as you keep an eye on them in the last few hours of dehydrating. They aren’t overly sweet. All sweetness comes from the dates and apples. If you’re making these for children, you may want to add a tablespoon of raw coconut sugar, maple syrup, or honey for non-vegans to increase the crowd appeal.

I love when raw cookies even look like cookies. Want one?

This recipe may seem complicated at first, only because of soaking the oat groats. Raw oats are very tough and need to be soaked and rinsed to break down the starch. They need to continue soaking for up to 48 hours to be digestible in their raw form. So plan on making these cookies 2 days after the soaking begins.

Raw Chewy Oat Apple Cookies

by Heather


  • 1 c. oat groats, soaked for 48 hours, rinsed, and drained (divided)
  • 1/2 c. almonds
  • 1 c. almond pulp leftover from making almond milk
  • 3 scoops vegan protein powder (I use Sun Warrior Vanilla Protein)
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 
  • 1/2 – 1 c. almond milk
  • 1/2 c. dates, soaked 30 minutes, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 3 small apples, peeled, cored, and diced


1. Soak 1 cup of oat groats in 4 cups of water for 48 hours. Drain, rinse, and replace water every 6-8 hours. Groats will expand so you will end up with more than 1 cup.

2. Pulse 1/2 c. almonds in a food processor until roughly chopped. Set aside in a large bowl.

3. Place 1 cup of the soaked oat groats in a food processor and put the remaining groats in the large bowl with the almonds.

4. Add almond pulp, protein powder, sea salt, and cinnamon to the food processor and mix until creamy. Slowly add almond milk until the batter is wet enough to move freely in the food processor.

***Note, raw foods “baking” is not an exact science. Length of soak time will impact how much almond milk you’ll need to add to the batter.

5. Pour batter into the large bowl with the almonds and remaining oat groats and mix in chopped dates and diced apples by hand.

6. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop dough onto dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate at 118 degrees for 12 hours. Then remove cookies from sheets and place on mesh trays until the bottom crisps up to desired dryness. 2 hours should be plenty. Cookies should have a crispy exterior and a soft center.

Yields 2 dozen cookies

Readers, dish!

  • Have you ever made raw cookies?
  • How do you use your leftover almond pulp?
  • Are you a soaker? A sprouter?

Your Comments

11 Comments so far

  1. yes, I want one please! :)
    I usually freeze my pulp until I have enough to make almond toast. But after reading time, next time I have enough it’s going to be an inner battle: cookies or toast?

  2. Visiting from Gluten Free Wednesday – these would totally make GREAT breakfast cookies!!!

  3. With the hot weather we are having in my neck of the woods and all of your awesome raw recipes Heather, I really need to pull out my dehydrator and get some raw treats happening in my home!

  4. Holy crap! These sound insanely delicious. I have to make almond milk *now* so I can make these ;p I love coming across recipes to use almond pulp – I’m always stuck wondering how the heck to use it!

  5. amber says:

    Okay, I’ve GOT to make these. I know my kids would love them and I am always on the lookout for new snacks. Thanks for a great recipe, Heather.


  6. Emma says:

    Oh wow these look so good. I love a chewy, hearty cookie and the ingredients list for these is amazing! I am sadly dehydrator-less :( but think I’ll try baking these as they look to tasty to miss out on.

  7. Oh I just love these! Cannot wait to add grains back into my diet so I can try these :)

  8. YUMMY, these look awesome Heather! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Cindy from

  9. I absolutely LOVE raw desserts – Can’t wait to give these delicious looking cookies a try tonight!


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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