Gluten Free Almond Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!!

Hey everyone!! Happy Valentine’s Day :) I’m not big on Valentine’s day so that’s the only mention you’ll get out of me but I figured I’d wish you all a good one. I figured today would be a great day to share my recipe for my Almond Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!! I loved these cookies so much and I really hope you’ll try them. Soooooooo good!

I used this as my start point and made a bunch of changes to create this new cookie. Yum!

Gluten Free Almond Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup gf oat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup brown sugar*

1/4 cup white sugar

2 tbsp maple syrup

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, drained on a paper towel

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp almond extract

1 1/2 cups gf rolled oats

3/4 cups sliced almonds

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

*Instead of regular brown sugar I use Alter Eco’s Mascobado sugar that was sent to me to review. This was my secret for this recipe. It added a beautiful hint of caramel that was so perfect. I really love this sugar, you should definitely try it in place of brown sugar if you can get it in your local stores.

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

3. Mix the sugars, syrup, applesauce, coconut oil and extracts in a medium bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

4. Add oats, almonds and coconut. Stir until combined then let sit for 10 minutes.

5. Drop cookies on baking sheet (I used a small ice cream scoop to portion my cookies… probably about the size of a rounded tsp). Bake cookies 10-11 minutes until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes on tray then transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy!!

These cookies are seriously amazing. I really love the almond extract in it too. I may add a little almond flour next time too :)

That’s all for me my friends! Hope you all have a great night, whatever your plans may be!! I’ll be spending a quiet night at home. It’s Thursday after all… which means a new episode of Impractical Jokers :) Have a good night!

18 thoughts on “Gluten Free Almond Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!!

  1. Oh, thanks so much for sharing this! They sound so terrific.

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. We don’t really celebrate it, so that’s about all anyone will be getting out of me, also. :)

    • I definitely recommend these, they are so good! I love this combination :)

      Lol thanks :) I actually had a perfect night relaxing and watching a hilarious episode of my favorite show!

  2. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I just received the package of almond coconut oatmeal cookies from you. Thank you so much for sending me a birthday present, Sarah. I love the mug too (green!). :) You’re so thoughtful, and I’m lucky to have you as my friend.

    Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day!

    • Thanks Shen! I thought about putting raisins but I really wanted to keep the almond and coconut flavors strong. I love the combination and was trying to make it different from a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie :)

  3. Looks delicious! I don’t usually care too much about Valentine’s Day, as I am usually still processing my birthday – however, it does mean that if my birthday falls on a weekend, I will never ever get a table if I decide to go out to eat. Ha! Thus, I’d just hang out at home and eat these cookies. ;)

    Hope your weekend is going well!

    • Thanks Ingrid! Haha that makes sense! I feel like people think I’m just a bitter single chick but I’m not, I just think it’s a silly holiday. I’m a firm believer that if you have someone special in your life you shouldn’t wait for a specific day to show them how much you love them. Anyway, off the soap box haha!

      Thanks, you too!

    • Oh man half dipped in chocolate would be amazing!! I was going to put chocolate chips in but I really loved the coconut and almond together and wanted to try that first on its own :)

  4. I love coconut in my oatmeal cookies, and these look great. Maple is one of my fave flaves, and I wonder if you can taste the maple syrup – ? I’m guessing probably not with all the other flavors, but there is such a thing as maple extract, and now I’m getting an idea…. Oh no – not an idea! Seriously though, these look beautiful.

    I didn’t do anything for Valentine’s Day either. It always boggles that some people get so worked up and angry about it. I never did, even when I was single. Better to just enjoy yourself anyway, and make coconut oatmeal cookies! ;-)

    • Thanks!! I tasted more of a slight caramel flavor from the sugar but maple extract would be delicious!! I’d love to know how that is if you decide to try it!

      I know, I don’t really get emotional about it, ha! Cookies make any day special :)

  5. Happy belated V-Day! Those cookies look amazing, I’ve never heard of Mascobado sugar – it’s nice to get stuff like that sent. :) Hope you had a nice and chill evening. :)

    • Thanks, you too! The cookies were delicious and I love discovering new things when I’m sent stuff for review :) Thanks, I definitely did :)

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