Coconut Date Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes

Yeilds: 24 small cookies

Category: Desserts


  • 6-7 dried pitted dates

  • 1 cup rolled oats

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (or gluten free flour)

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup


SourceInstitute of Integrative Nutrition


  • Soak dates in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 375° F. 

  • Combine oats, flour, coconut, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.

  • Roughly chop the dates.

  • Add oil, syrup, and dates and mix until all ingredients are moist.

  • Form little balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet (it may take some work to form the dough and get the balls to stick together).

  • Press cookies lightly so they do not roll off cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Take out cookie sheet and flip cookies.

  • Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.


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