Coconut Cake Cookies

This past weekend, my husband asked me if it was possible to make oatmeal cookies without butter or sugar, so naturally, I accepted the challenge, and came up with these delicious oatmeal coconut cookies. 

These Coconut Cake Cookies are so delicious and didn’t even make it through an afternoon at our house. They are a cross between a cookie and a cupcake – without all the added sugar – and because of all the coconut goodness, are even reminiscent of coconut macaroons. 
Here is my recipe for Coconut Cake Cookies:


1/3 Cup Apple Sauce
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Dates
1 Tbsp Ground Flax
3 Tbsp Water
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup Shredded Coconut
1 Cup Quick Oats
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

Preheat oven to 350′
In a small bowl, mix together ground flax and water. Let stand for 5 minutes. 

In a large mixing bowl, mix together apple sauce, dates, coconut oil, and the flax/water mixture. 
Mix in the shredded coconut, coconut milk, and oats. 
In a small bowl, mix together the flour and baking soda. 
Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, and mix until thoroughly combined. 
Using a tablespoon, drop batter onto a parchment lined baking sheet. 
Bake for 10 – 13 minutes or until the cookies start to turn golden brown. 
Let cool, and enjoy!

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