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No Flour and No Sugar- Caramel-Apple Oatmeal Cookies

by Kristen

Flourless Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookie

A few weeks ago, I made Flourless Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies.   They turned out so good, that I wanted to try another flavor.

These cookies have no oil, no added sugar and no flour.   These can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats.

Here are some great reasons why Oatmeal is a great ingredient to add to “Flourless Cookies”

1) You can buy gluten-free oats

2) Gluten-Free Oats or regular oats are not as expensive as other flour alternatives.

3) Oatmeal gives flourless cookees more substance

4) Oatmeal Cookies just taste good.

These Cookies have no oil, no flour and no added sugar.   It’s not always necessary to add oil to flourless cookies, because they contain enough moisture already.  These cookies are sweetened with dates.  That is where the caramel flavor comes from.

Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies

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I usually cook flourless cookies for 25-30 minutes, longer than “Regular” cookies.   Flourless cookies call for a lot of moist ingredients.  My guess is that you can omit the egg if you are vegan.   Also, for added flavor, I think that a scoop full of nut butter would taste really good.

Flourless Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies 


1 apple chopped into small cubes

5 pitted dates, soaked in water overnight

1 egg

1 cup of oats, not instant oats

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking powder

dash of salt

Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   In your food processor or mixer, mix together all the ingredients.   Use a cookie scoop and make 1 inch balls.  press down the balls with a fork.   Bake the cookies for 20-25 minutes, or until the outsides get slightly crisp.   remove from the oven and eat.


My kids loved these.  I don’t know why I don’t break out dates more often.   I will be making these again soon.

Flourless Caramel Apple Oatmeal Cookies


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Gabrielle Seegmuller September 13, 2021 - 5:02 am

What can I use instead of dates? Maybe raisins?

Rosemarie November 30, 2017 - 2:18 am

Made these cookies and added one ripe banana, I teas. Vanilla and two handfuls of broken walnuts. They are great! Will make another batch tomorrow for gifts!

Kristen November 30, 2017 - 12:20 pm

yay! I am glad you like them! Sounds like you made a great variation!

Foz August 4, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Look Lush How Much Is One Cup in Ounces.

Stephanie May 2, 2017 - 3:30 am

Found this on pinterest. Looks awesome. I haven’t ever cooked/baked with dates before…. but I am always “sneaking” healthier stuff into my family’s diet. Its just what I do in my own constant battle to stay healthy. Can’t wait to try this – won’t wait until fall 😉

Heather December 23, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Kristen greazel
What can I use instead of dates I didn’t realize the recipe called for them, I do have little Carmel balls for cooking ? Can I use those instead?
Or does the dates help everything stick together?

Kristen December 27, 2016 - 3:16 am

Sorry it took me so long to respond! I think Caramel Balls would work.

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Donna Hup September 14, 2015 - 5:03 pm

These look so good! I’m totally making a batch this fall 🙂


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