Apricot Walnut Apple Cookies

Here’s a recipe for a  healthy cookie that makes an awesome snack or breakfast component. Adapted from Applesauce Softies in Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.

Apricot Walnut Apple Cookies

  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup sucanat
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped apricots

Reduce the applesauce in a small saucepan over low heat for about 20 minutes, until the volume is reduced to about 2/3 cup. Completely cool the applesauce before continuing.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a separate bowl, combine the sucanat, vegetable oil, vanilla, and reduced applesauce. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Stir in chopped apricots and walnuts. Place tablespoon sized cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.


About alimental

I am a recent college grad who loves preparing and eating good, healthy food. I live in Milwaukee with my husband and our two cats.
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96 Responses to Apricot Walnut Apple Cookies

  1. runtobefit says:

    I want this and I want this now. I am so going to have to make this…and…I am so going to have to run an extra 5 miles!! 🙂

  2. Denise says:

    Hi there – do you think coconut and brown rice flour can be used to replace the spelt, oat and all purpose flours? This recipe looks great!

    • alimental says:

      I haven’t tried those in this recipe, but I don’t see why not! If you do, you might want to use a bit of xanthan gum, since gluten free baked goods tend to fall apart without it. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

  3. I am about to personally petition WordPress: They must not choose cookies and other yummy recipes for Freshly Pressed status. It is TOO early, and I am TOO hungry!


    And that’s a compliment, btw. These look amazing. Can’t wait to try them this weekend, when I don’t have to rush off to work with coffee in a plastic cup and Life cereal in a plastic baggie. Ugh.

  4. Oh yum! But posts like this don’t help my desire to lose weight! They increase my desire to enjoy some tasty yumminess!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. barrycyrus says:

    Def. looked like what we “yema” here in the Philippines 🙂


  6. Apricot!! What a wonderful idea- I have tried walnut but never apricot… the recipe looks easy enough for me to attempt as well…lol!

  7. GORGEOUS PHOTO! Grabbed me right off of the sign on screen and I usually ignore those! What is sucanat?

  8. anglogermantranslations says:

    Oh thanks! Can’t wait to try this declicious recipe. I just love anything with apricots. However… Although I translated American cookbooks some time ago, I can’t remember the non-metric measurements now. Hopefully, this converter

    will help me and other Europeans and the rest of the world? (No, I’m not related to *bitsy* whoever they may be.)

  9. anglogermantranslations says:


    Does this work now?

  10. candygyrl208 says:

    This looks amazing. I am always looking for something yummy yet nutritious to fit into my diet plan. Have you calculated the nutritional values for these??

  11. eva626 says:

    omg i have been looking for healthy cookie recipes!!! glad i found this blog!!! thanks

  12. whosleilani says:

    There is nothing better in this world than apricots. And cats. In fact, I have a cat that loves apricots.
    The world is at peace.
    Looking forward to reading more of your blog.
    -The Clyde Woman

  13. CrystalSpins says:

    Apricots and walnuts are two of my dad’s FAVORITE things and to have them both in one cookie — brilliant! I’m totally making these cookies for him. Thank you so much!


  14. This looks tasty. Can’t wait to try it.

  15. Becky says:

    I will sure try this recipe this weekend!

    Thanks for sharing the goodness! 🙂

  16. Mikaela says:

    These make the idea of getting up in the morning much more tolerable. Or perhaps they just make the idea of breakfast in bed much more appealing? Wonderful recipe. Thank you.

  17. Compassionate Sadist says:

    Looks delicious. 🙂

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  19. Sara says:

    Great post, looking forward to the next one. ~SW

  20. I like the photo of the chopped material. It always helps the inexperienced to see what the steps of a process should look like, and you have done a good job of it here.

  21. These look amazing, plus i love apple-sauce in lieu of butter!

    They will be made!
    thanks, grats on being FP,

  22. This sounds delicious! I look forward to trying it. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  23. interesting article, is the first entered in this site and will not be the last

  24. Cassie X says:

    These look delicious!
    Are they complicated to make?

  25. Looks good. I’m recently out of college as well, and I’m trying to learn to bake a few things.

  26. looks very delicious… will this cost a lot?

    • alimental says:

      Nope, I just threw it together with things I had in my pantry. It will work fine with just all purpose flour, and if you buy the walnuts and apricots in the bulk section, you can just buy the amount you need for the recipe. Thanks for reading!

  27. I’d love to try these!
    How many cookies does the recipe make?

  28. jady19910103 says:

    looks very delicious, I love ah!I try it.now:)

  29. Jim Hilton says:

    GREAT looking cookies, awesome macro photo! I better make these! 🙂

  30. humanitarikim says:

    I’m headed to the store now. 😛

  31. I have an abundance of apples after a bumper crop this year so I’m looking for delicious recipes like this to use them up, this looks VERY tasty

  32. brethart77 says:

    I have an egg alergy, so I rarely get to have cookies. I’m looking forward to this recipe!


    • alimental says:

      I was vegan for about 5 years, so I do a lot of baking without eggs. I actually think baking with eggs is a hassle, and I’m no good at cracking them.

      I hope you love the cookies!

  33. Dorothy says:

    What is “spelt flour” and what is “sucanat”?????

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  35. :3 I am going to try and make these cookies!

  36. Modern Funk says:

    Those look scrumptious! I’m guessing a pretty good fiber count in those babies?

  37. fireygoddess says:

    I must try this. I can’t really bake, but I’ll try this recipe.
    Today i did manage to bottle wine though! lol. I bottled a gwertzraminer AND.. something that would go well with these cookies.. apricot, mango PORT. yum

  38. strayimp says:

    Thank you so much for posting – I’m going to try this recipe out this week. Looks right fine!

    Dan Jones

  39. lolalovesit says:

    wow! each cookie looks like a mini pie- great recipe, I can’t wait to make these 🙂

  40. stacia222 says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I’ll have to give it a try. I LOVE apples! 🙂 I posted a recipe on my blog for a healthy apple spice-pumpkin dip – it is delicious, healthy and only has 52 calories a serving – Yum! http://stacia222.wordpress.com. Great blog post!

    http://stacia222.wordpress.com – 150 of the Healthiest Foods on Earth Challenge


  41. isahafidz says:

    huuum.. yummy
    i think i prefer like enjoy it, with my family 🙂

  42. I’ve just about given up cookies in my pursuit of healthy eating in 2011 but now I’ll have to reconsider. So “healthy cookie” is not an oxymoron? Yeah!!! Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂 🙂

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  44. rtcrita says:

    I love anything that has to do with apples and the thought of apple cookies sounds so delicious! I am definitely going to try these. I’m a cookie addict and am always making a batch for my family for afterschool/work snacks. I hope this will be a new one that we can add to our list of favorites! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  45. veg-unite says:

    Yes yes yes!!! These look amazing! I can’t wait to try these out! Great recipe! (sorry I most definitely over-use exclamation points…) 🙂

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  47. reddblogs says:

    Wow, the pictures are amazing and delicious! Keep up the good work!

  48. chardzliz143 says:

    it seems really delicious…i think i can baked it..

  49. chardzliz143 says:

    it seems really delicious…i think i can make it..

  50. richannkur says:

    looking very tasty, definitely i will try my hands on this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Babygirl says:

    These apricot walnut cookies look so scrumptious and yummy, I have to try them. Very nice post.

  54. nitinun says:

    Thanks !now you’re making me hungry

  55. promoteonline98 says:

    เที่ยวจีน ทัวร์ฮ่องกง มาเก๊า เที่ยวเกาหลี

    These apricot walnut cookies look so scrumptious and yummy, I have to try them. Very nice post.

  56. promoteonline98 says:

    ทัวร์จีน ทัวร์สิงคโปร์ ทัวร์ฮ่องกง ดิสนีย์แลนด์

    Thank you! I hope you like them. I can’t wait to make another batch when my detox is over!!

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