Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

Healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze for the perfect healthy dessert. Ready in under 25 minutes, this easy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and insanely delicious cookie recipe is perfect for all occasions. Made with nutritious ingredients like apples, rolled oats, apple sauce, and walnuts, these cookies scream Fall!

healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze

The Best Ever Healthy Oatmeal Apple Pie Cookies with Maple Glaze

Are you a fan of apple pie?! Because I sure am. It could be my favorite type of pie, hands down. And what better excuse to turn it into a cookie than COOKIE WEEK! Yes, it is national cookie week! Pinch me, I might be in heaven.

If you are a fan of apple pie, then you will LOVE these soft cookies. The sweet cinnamon apples in combination with the warm oats and crunch from the toasted walnuts is truly something special. Every bite melts in your mouth. And let’s not forget about the simple three-ingredient maple glaze on top that adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this healthy cookie recipe!

These sweet cinnamon and apple cookies truly make me want to curl up on the couch with a blanket with some apple cider. I loved enjoying a few in the afternoon as a snack and in the evening before bed. One of the best things about these healthy apple oatmeal cookies are that they are made with minimal nutrient-rich ingredients like apple sauce, almond flour, rolled oats, and coconut oil. I am telling you, they are truly magical and perfect for the Holidays!

healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze

Ingredients Used for Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

You’ll only need a handful, simple ingredients to get this easy dessert recipe going! I am all about simplicity and ease, so don’t worry, you won’t need to go to the supermarket and buy a lot of expensive ingredients and spices. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. For this easy recipe, you’ll need some unsweetened apple sauce, some spices, rolled oats, and, of course, some cinnamon!

Cookies:

  • Egg
  • Rolled oats
  • Almond flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Coconut oil
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Coconut sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apple (I used Honey Crisp)
  • Optional: walnuts or pecans

Maple Icing

  • Powdered sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Almond milk

Substitution Options for Apple Pie Cookies

If you find yourself missing an ingredient or two, try these! I recommend substituting no more than 1-2 ingredients.

Almond flour – swap 1 for 1 with regular all-purpose flour or gluten free flour.

Coconut sugar – I recommend trying light brown sugar here!

Almond milk – You can use any type of milk here for the maple icing! Regular, oat milk, or any plant mylk.

Allergic to nuts? Just leave out the walnuts!

Gluten Free? Make sure to use gluten-free rolled oats!

healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze

What You’ll Need to Make Apple Pie Cookies with Maple Glaze

For this easy recipe, you’ll only need a couple of kitchen tools making the clean up super easy! Plus you only need a few things to get you going, including a mixing bowl, banking tray and an oven. This healthy dessert recipe could not be any simplier!

  • One large mixing bowl
  • One small bowl
  • One large baking tray
  • Parchment paper
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Stirring utensil
  • A fork
  • Measuring tools: 1/2 teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1/2 cup, 1 cup

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healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze

How to Make the Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

This recipe is so simple and really easy to make. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in less than 25 minutes! And all you need is baking sheet, parchment paper, a mixing bowl, and an oven.

Here, I’ll walk you through the steps to make these delicious, healthy apple pie and walnut cookies!

First, preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk egg. Then add in unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

Next, add in the rolled oat, almond flour, and baking soda. Mix until combined. Then fold in the finely diced apples and (optional) walnuts or pecans. Combine with a spatula.

Now, form 16 – 20 balls (about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough for each) and gently press down into a cookie shape. Bake and enjoy your delicious apple pie oatmeal cookies!

I highly recommend storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 -6 days!

healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze

How to Store Extra Apple Pie Cookies

Make extra? No worries, I love to save my extras in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 4 to 5 days or in the fridge for 5 to 6 days!

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Healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Healthy apple pie oatmeal cookies with maple glaze for the perfect healthy dessert. Ready in under 25 minutes, this easy, gluten-free, dairy-free, and insanely delicious cookie recipe is perfect for all occasions. 


Ingredients

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Cookies:

  • 1 egg, room temp
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats, gluten-free or regular
  • 1 cup almond flour *
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup finely diced apple, skinless (I used honey crisp) **
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional) ***

Maple Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg.
  3. Add unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with spatula until fully combined.
  4. Add in rolled oats, almond flour, and baking soda. Mix with spatula until fully combined. Then, fold in finely diced apple and optional walnuts or pecans. 
  5. Using your hands, form 16 – 20 balls and evenly space them across the lined baking tray. Gently press down to form a cookie shape. If dough is too sticky, wet your hands.
  6. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool. 
  7. Meanwhile, prepare icing in a small bowl. Once cookies are cooled, use a fork to drizzle icing across cookies.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute with all-purpose or gluten-free flour 1:1 ratio.

** Apple cubes cannot be too big, or else cookies will fall apart.

*** I used walnuts and it was absolutely delicious!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy cookies, healthy cookie, cookie recipe, oatmeal, rolled oats, oatmeal cooking, apple pie, apple pie cookie, cinnamon, apple sauce, healthy dessert, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, apple cookie, maple, maple glaze, cinnamon cookie

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12 Comments
  • Bernadine
    Posted at 17:19h, 30 November Reply

    Yumm

  • Maggie O’Malley
    Posted at 10:16h, 04 December Reply

    Super easy and quick to make and they are definitely my new favorite cookies!!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 12:52h, 05 December Reply

      Hi Maggie! So excited to hear you loved this cookie recipe. They are my favorite too 🙂

  • Anjali G
    Posted at 18:14h, 04 December Reply

    These were amazing !!! Definitely recommend trying them 🙂 I accidentally used sweetened applesauce instead but honestly not complaining because they were so good/sweet

  • Anjali Goyal
    Posted at 18:15h, 04 December Reply

    These were amazing !!! Definitely recommend trying them 🙂 I accidentally used sweetened applesauce instead but honestly not complaining because they were so good/sweet

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 12:53h, 05 December Reply

      So happy to hear this, Anjali! These are my favorite cookies too. Sweetened apple sauce works perfectly too!

  • Reilly Sweeney
    Posted at 19:51h, 06 December Reply

    amazing recipe!! so good and guilt free! definitely following for future recipes ❤️

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 09:48h, 27 December Reply

      Hi Reilly! I am so excited that you loved these apple pie cookies; they are my favorite!

  • Grey
    Posted at 20:59h, 13 December Reply

    My new favorite cookie recipe!!!!

  • Kerea
    Posted at 15:47h, 09 February Reply

    My absolutely favorite oatmeal cookie recipe. Who knew apple pie in cookie form would taste so good.

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 16:02h, 19 February Reply

      So thrilled to hear this, Kerea! You inspired me to make another batch right now.

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