rants & recipes

Oatmeal Pumpkin Seed Coconut Cookies

Posted by ataraktos on 2009-05-29


  • 1 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup dried shredded coconut (I used very finely ground coconut - 1/2 cup - well, 1/4 cup in half the recipe)
  • 2/3 cup oats (I used regular oats)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds (I toasted on the stovetop in some canola oil)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet.
  3. Combine dry ingredients, including coconut and pumpkin seeds.
  4. Combine wet ingredients.
  5. Pour wet into dry and mix to form a dough (see notes!)
  6. Form into 2" cookies, flattened, and place on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes , until cookies begin to brown. Turn sheet half-way through baking.
  8. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to racks to cool completely.


  • These are a work in progress - the dough, as initially mixed (and halved), didn't hold together, so I added all-purpose flour and sugar, until a better dough formed. I also added a little soy milk. Although my dough seemed relatively wet, the cookies were a tad dry. I cooked them for about 18 minutes, though, that could explain it.
  • Overall, their flavor was great - reminded me of Pecan Sandies - I will definitely try them again. Other nuts or seeds would likely be tasty.
  • Adjusted from this recipe.