Gluten Free Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan}

Are you in the mood for a quick and easy fall recipe with all the goodness of apple pie?  These gluten free apple pie oatmeal cookies are a great way to enjoy fresh fall apples.  These healthy apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies cookies are a winner no matter what time it is, for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

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gluten free apple pie oatmeal cookies

For some reason, it always seems like the fall becomes cookie season.  Since I always bake dairy free and sometimes vegan, for me it is a function of the temperature of my coconut oil!  This fall treat is great to have on hand for a quick breakfast or snack on the go.

Gluten Free Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

If there’s one thing we love, it is oats, since they are such a great healthy snack.  We always have a batch of our easy oat bars on hand, but since it is fall I wanted to try something different.

These delicious cookies came out great, the texture is wonderfully soft and chewy, and everyone loved them!apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies

Let’s take a closer look at these cookies, and how easy they are to make.

Apple Oatmeal Cookies – No Egg

When it comes to vegan and allergy friendly baking, let’s face it, there are a ton of options for replacing eggs.

Since this is an apple based cookie, I used apple sauce to make these apple oatmeal cookies with no egg.

apple oatmeal cookies no egg

If you don’t have any applesauce on hand, it is quick and easy to make in your Vitamix or blender.

How to Make Vitamix Applesauce for Baking 

It’s easy to make apple sauce for baking!

  1. Chop one apple roughly and add to Vitamix.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of water
  3. Add 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice (Optional)

Just blend that all together, and you’ll have about 3/3 cup of apple sauce.  Use it immediately if you aren’t adding lemon.  I usually don’t bother, and just immediately use this applesauce for baking.

Remember, one egg is about 1/4 cup of apple sauce.  I just eat any leftovers!

Why Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Applesauce?

For this particular vegan oatmeal cookie, I also picked applesauce because of the color.  Applesauce looks great with apples and oats, and really looks like a traditional oatmeal cookie.

dairy free apple cookies

When it comes to vegan oatmeal cookies, applesauce is the clear winner for any egg replacement, and really helps with that soft and chewy oatmeal cookie texture everyone loves so much.

How to Make Dairy Free Apple Cookies

Like everything else we bake, these apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are dairy free.

To make these cookies, I used coconut oil instead of butter.  Remember I mentioned fall was a great time of the year for coconut oil?  Sometimes the coconut oil can be bit too hard.

We’re looking for soft and creamy coconut oil here.

You’ll start by mixing the brown sugar and coconut oil.  If your coconut oil is too hard, you’ll see chunks, and it won’t be coming together nicely.

Just put the mixture in the microwave for a few seconds at a time, or heat over a double boiler until things mix together better.

Then add the applesauce and coconut milk to the wet mixture before adding your dry ingredients: King Arthur Gluten Free Baking mix, oats, baking soda, and salt.

I add my chopped apples last, before refrigerating the mixture for 10 minutes.

Then I drop generous spoonfuls of the mixture onto baking sheets covered with parchment.  A cookie scoop is idea, but you can use two spoons if you don’t have one.

vegan oatmeal cookies applesauce

These cookies are also great with or without a glaze.  Simply mix powdered sugar and a little bit of coconut milk until you can drizzle it over the cookies.

Other Great Vegan Baked Treats

I’ve sort of become a vegan baker by accident.  Here are some of my favorite treats:

They’ve all passed the taste test of rigorous audiences, and no one can tell they are gluten free and vegan!

Yield: 16

Gluten Free Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies {Vegan}

apple oatmeal cookies no egg

These tasty apple pie oatmeal cookies are a great treat for breakfast or any time of the day.

They are easy to eat on the go, and best of all they are gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and generally allergy friendly!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 33 seconds
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes 33 seconds


  • 1/2 cup soft coconut oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (we like So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverage)
  • 1 cup chopped apples
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup King Arther Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


    1. Preheat Oven to 350F
    2. Line two Baking Sheets with parchment paper
    3. Chop apples and toss in lemon juice
    4. Mix sugar and soft coconut oil together until combined.
    5. Add the coconut milk and applesauce to the mixture, and combine.
    6. Add the oats, baking mix, salt, and baking soda, and mix well.
    7. Add apples and gently mix until combined.
    8. Refrigerate mixture for 10 minutes.
    9. Use a cookie scoop or two spoons to portion the dough into 16 cookies across two baking sheets. You are looking to make ball type dough mounds since cookies will flatten during baking.
    10. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. Cookies will be soft!
    11. Allow to cool. Serve plain, or drizzle a mixture of powded sugar and coconut milk over as a glaze.


We love these cookies on a fall day, or whenever we have some fresh apples.

They are delightfully soft and chewy, and are a great on the go snack, unlike a regular apple pie!

These cookies are so good, no one can tell they are gluten free or vegan, even the pickiest eaters!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrition data is estimated.


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