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apple oat cookies on a cooling rack frosted with cinnamon sticks and dough in the background

Gluten Free Spiced Apple-Oat Cookies with Maple Frosting

These tender cookies are so warm and satisfying. They taste like fall and are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 1 cookie
Author: Linda & Alex


  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt divided
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cup Bob’s Redmill gluten free baking flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups rolled oats Make sure they're certified, gluten-free
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoon dry egg relacer
  • ½ cup vegan butter room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup see note


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (176°) and line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Combine the cinnamon, cloves, ginger, ½ teaspoon salt, baking soda, gluten-free baking flour, and rolled oats in a large bowl until well incorporated.
  • In a small bowl, mix the dry egg replacer with the apple sauce and let sit for five minutes.
  • In a stand mixer, mix the butter with the white sugar, brown sugar, egg replacer, and vanilla extract until fluffy and completely integrated.
  • Stir in the dry mixture until fully combined and scoop 1 to 2 inch balls (depending on how large you want the cookies to be) on the cookie sheet. 
  • Bake for 12 min, or until lightly golden in color. Completely cool on a wire rack before frosting. Store in an airtight container.

For the Frosting

  • Mix the sugar and maple syrup in a small bowl until smooth and creamy.


The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only. Add more maple syrup or a bit of water if you want a thin glaze.
Makes approximately 16 cookies.
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