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no-bake apricot coconut oatmeal cookies

Recipe from The Blender Girl
Course Cookies


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed grated fresh apple about 2 medium apples
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates roughly chopped
  • 4 Tbsp raw unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp coconut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Throw all ingredients into the bowl of food processor and pulse until the mixture is thoroughly blended and holds together. Adjust ingredients to taste, if preferred. (I added a couple of teaspoons more coconut nectar for sweetness and two lemons' worth of zest because one can never have too much lemon).
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl and scoop into balls, then flatten into a cookie shape.
  • Place the cookies onto dehydrator racks lined with mesh sheets and dehydrate at 100°F for 10-15 hours (time will depend on the size of your cookies or your preference.)* The cookies will be dense and chewy. Store in an airtight container.


If you don't have a dehydrator, preheat your oven to 300°F, then turn off the heat, place the cookies inside, close the door and let cool. Repeat this process until the cookies reach your preferred consistency. 
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