Lemon-Lavender & Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies. Sugar- and Gluten-free.

 

Gluten-free Sugar-free Lemon Lavender Cookies by An Unrefined Vegan

These crumbly, shortbready oatmeal cookies taste like summer to me with bright lemon and warm lavender. They get a little crunch from macadamia nuts and a bit of chew from the oats. They’re the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea sipped on a late, sunny summer afternoon as you take in the breeze on the shady back porch.

What’s to love about:

Oats:

  • rich in dietary fiber
  • regular consumption may help prevent heart disease and help lower blood pressure
  • may lower the risk of colorectal cancer

Lavender:

  • a powerful anti-fungal that works by destroying the cell’s membrane
  • helps heal wounds and soothe rashes and bug bites
  • has a calming effect and helps reduce anxiety, insomnia, and depression

May 2016 Update

A reader noticed that the recipe was missing a key ingredient – OATS! – and asked me how much should go into the cookies. Well, I searched my virtual recipe files and my file folder crammed with stained, crumpled, and nearly illegible recipes and couldn’t find my original. So I had only a guess as to what I used. I decided I had to make the recipe again to make sure. I soon discovered that I didn’t have all of the ingredients so I very nearly started from scratch. I’ve kept the original recipe here (with the addition of the missing oat info) but have also included the updated version below. The changes: I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of a gluten-free blend; I used coconut oil rather than coconut butter; coconut milk was replaced with lemon juice; applesauce was replaced with unsweetened plain yogurt; liquid stevia went bye-bye and instead I used a granular stevia-sugar blend which I’ve been playing around with of late. There are some other minor tweaks. The cookies bake up a little differently from their earlier counterparts due to the coconut oil, and their appearance is also slightly different. I have to say, the taste is outstanding. I much prefer it to the original. So, thanks to my reader for getting me back into this recipe and making it even better!

Gluten-free Sugar-free Lemon Lavender Macadamia Nut Cookies by An Unrefined Vegan

Gluten-free Sugar-free Lemon Lavender Macadamia Nut Cookies by An Unrefined Vegan

Lemon-Lavender & Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies
Serves 6
These cookies taste like summer to me, with cool, bright lemon and fragrant lavender. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and with no added oil, they are nearly guilt-free!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
352 calories
31 g
0 g
24 g
5 g
13 g
100 g
5 g
3 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
100g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352
Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 13g
63%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
6%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  2. 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  3. 1 tsp. baking powder
  4. 1 tsp. arrowroot powder
  5. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  6. 1/3 cup coconut butter
  7. 1/4 cup coconut milk
  8. 1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp. water
  9. 1 1/2 tsp. lemon-flavored liquid stevia
  10. zest of 1 small lemon
  11. 1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
  12. 2 Tbsp. - 1/4 cup lavender buds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, and arrowroot powder.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the applesauce, coconut butter, coconut milk, flaxseed meal/water, stevia, and lemon zest until creamy. Add the nuts and lavender and pulse a few times to incorporate into the dough.
  4. Scoop up about 2 tablespoonsful of dough, roll into a ball, and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten. Proceed with the remaining dough. Bake the cookies for about 25 minutes, switching pans halfway through for even baking.
  5. Let cool on the pans for about 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
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calories
352
fat
24g
protein
5g
carbs
31g
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2016 Lemon-Lavender & Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies
Yields 12
The whole wheat version of my summery cookies.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
166 calories
15 g
1 g
11 g
3 g
6 g
46 g
19 g
1 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
46g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166
Calories from Fat 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 6g
28%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 19mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
5%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  2. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  3. 1/2 cup quick oats
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  5. contents of 1 lemon tea bag (such as Lipton's Tuscan Lemon)
  6. pinch sea salt
  7. 1/3 cup virgin coconut oil
  8. 1/2 cup stevia-sugar blend
  9. 1/2 cup unsweetened plain yogurt
  10. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  11. zest of 1 lemon
  12. 1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts
  13. 1 1/2 Tbsp. lavender buds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, dry tea and salt.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the coconut oil and the stevia-sugar blend until smooth. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, and lemon zest and mix just until combined. Add the nuts and lavender and pulse a few times to incorporate into the dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 cookies, spreading and flattening them slightly. Bake the cookies for 14-16 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  5. Let cool on the pans for about 10 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
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calories
166
fat
11g
protein
3g
carbs
15g
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16 thoughts on “Lemon-Lavender & Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookies. Sugar- and Gluten-free.

  1. therawproject

    These look wonderful, I haven’t tried a lavender recipe yet and really want to now. Thanks!

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  2. Stefanie

    These look delicious! I would like to try the recipe, however, I didn’t see oats listed in ingredients or instructions. Could you advise on how many? Thanks!

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    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Oh boy…yes, I somehow neglected to add a main ingredient! I just looked through my pile of scribbled recipes and – – I can’t find that one! So I’m not sure on the exact quantity. My best guess is 1 – 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats. If you do go ahead and try these, start w/ the smaller quantity and add if needed until you get a “typical” cookie dough texture. So sorry about that!!

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      1. Stefanie

        I finally made these!!! There were AH-mazing! I used your revised recipe and they turned out perfectly. Thank you!!

  3. Debbie

    just came across your website & was interested in these cookies. I need to be gluten free and dairy free. I noticed on your second recipe you added whole wheat pastry flour & plain yogurt. I thought vegans don’t eat dairy ? Can u please clarify. Look forward to trying your recipes. Thank you

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