Dehydrated Apricot Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

May 7, 2012

These dehydrated oatmeal cookies with apricot and coconut are delicious, and are easy to make in your dehydrator for a healthy snack or sweet treat.

Dehydrated Oatmeal Cookies with Apricot and Coconut

These dehydrated oatmeal cookies with apricot and coconut are incredibly delicious, and are really easy to make in your dehydrator for a healthy snack or sweet treat.

But, we warned: These dehydrated oatmeal cookies are hard to quit eating.

The lemon cranberry raisin oatmeal cookies were so popular that I wanted to share this apricot coconut variation.

Mum and I made these oatmeal cookies for the Christmas table last year and they were a big hit!

Small cookies dehydrate faster

Making small bite-sized cookies will dehydrate faster and look prettier. But, you can, of course, make larger, more traditional-sized oatmeal cookies with this recipe too.

These dehydrated oatmeal cookies taste pretty close to conventionally baked oatmeal cookies, but you are getting the benefit of all of the enzymes and nutrients.

Tweak the flavors to taste. You may want a little more sweetener or lemon zest. But these quantities struck a nice balance for me. You can’t go wrong with apricot and coconut!

How to make these oatmeal cookies without a dehydrator

If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can make these oatmeal cookies in a conventional oven.

Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C), place the cookies inside, close the oven door, turn the oven off, and allow the oven to cool completely with the cookies inside.

The cookies should have a nice chewy texture with this method.

Repeat this process for a harder oatmeal cookie.

Other Dehydrated Sweet Treats

Raw Lemon Macaroons
Dehydrated Choc-Mint Cookies
Dehydrated Cranberry Raisin Oatmeal Cookies
Dehydrated Raw Chocolate Cookies

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Your feedback is important to me, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.


Dehydrated Apricot Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

These dehydrated oatmeal cookies with apricot and coconut are delicious, and are easy to make in your dehydrator for a healthy snack or sweet treat. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Author Tess Masters



  1. Place all of the ingredients in your food processor fitted with the s blade, and pulse until well combined but still rustic.

  2. Transfer this mixture to a bowl, and combine with your hands until a thick clustered “dough” forms that hold together into balls. 
  3. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup. measure a level cup firmly packed of the dough and form into a round ball. Flatten the cookie to about 1/2-inch thickness. 
  4. Place on mesh dehydrator sheets and dehydrate cookies at 115 degrees fahrenheit for 12 to 15 hours, or until dry but chewy.

Recipe Notes

​*If you don't have a dehydrator, pre-heat your oven to 300°F (150°C), placing the cookies in, closing the oven door, turning the oven off, and allow the cookies to bake in the oven until it's completely cooled. 

Photo by Trent Lanz, and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 23

  1. I’ve been looking for something to do with that bag of organic apricots I bought last summer. This recipe looks like it may be a contender if I could replace oatmeal groats with some ground buckwheat groats? Any suggestions for the oat non-metabolizers out there?

    1. You could definitely replace the oats with buckwheat groats. I would LOVE to hear how that turns out! I would add in some nuts as well to bulk them up.

  2. Thanks for sharing the idea about the dehydrator. Now I can surely make these yummy cookies. Do you think fresh, grated coconut will give me the same texture?

    1. I think you would have to reduce the liquid if you used fresh coconut. You could do it, but you would want to completely squeeze the liquid out of the apples and you would need to dehydrate for longer. ENJOY!

  3. Hi, I love the mix of coconut and apricot..yum! I would love to make these. I can’t eat oats or wheat, you mentioned buckwheat and nuts, any other suggestions? Thanks

    1. To get a consistency similar to the oats, and keep the recipe raw I would suggest using buckwheat with a mixture of nuts or seeds. If you want to bake these you could use puffed rice or puffed millet?

  4. Oh, I am so glad you enjoyed them.
    The raisin ones are pretty amazing too.
    SO easy and SO good!
    Thankyou so trying so many of the recipes.
    You are AMAZING!

  5. Love cookies, love oatmeal and love apricots! …and did you say “No Bake?” This looks sooo good! You know, this eating healthy thing is getting …Easy! now only if I could find women like that! ; )

    1. LOL! You are HILARIOUS!
      Enjoy the apricots and oatmeal…
      We’ll talk about the women later!
      You crack me up 🙂

  6. Is there anynthing else I can use instead of agave nectar?
    and AMAZING recipes u have there. unfortunally, as I live in Brazil, some ingredients are not so easy to find!

    1. Hey Marina,
      I find that don’t need the agave nectar at all. You could just add a bit more coconut oil and some dates.
      Or use another sweetener of your choice.
      A tiny bit of maple syrup could be lovely?

  7. Hi, I would love to try these! My daughter cannot have oats though. Do you think it would work the same if I used quinoa flakes instead?

    1. Hey Nikki,
      Quinoa flakes work really well in this recipe. You might just have to add a few more dried apricots or dates in order to get everything to stick together. Or a tiny bit more coconut oil. It depends on all of your ingredients. But it all works and tastes great 🙂
      Please let me know how you go!

  8. We have been on a mostly raw vegetarian diet since late june’12 and have enjoyed dessert almost every night. We just made this recipe and the results were fantastic. Two changes. We were out of dried apricots so we substituted dried cranberries and dried plums:-), yep PRUNES! Tasted wonderful, and very high fiber. Just don’t eat too many.

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