Orange and fig cookies (gluten free and vegan)

Here’s a nice combo, orange and fig with cardamom and a hint of vanilla. All in an easy to make, gluten free and refined sugar free vegan cookie.

I guarantee, they’ll be finished in no time. I made this recipe three times now and everything was gone within a day.

You can make it all in one bowl – by mixing the wet ingredients first and adding the dry ingredients one by one.

The orange needs to be juicy and the figs sticky. If the cookie dough doesn’t come together, add another tablespoon of coconut oil. Make sure everything is well mixed and use an ice cream scoop to easily make evenly sized cookies.

Adding the nuts in this recipe is optional, but definitely worth the extra crunch. I tried brazil nuts, but i think pecan would be nice too.

Gluten free Orange and fig cookies

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Orange and fig cookies
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Serves: 15 cookies
Makes 15 cookies
  • 2 cups/ 175 gr Rolled oats
  • 2 cups/ 300 gr Buckwheat flour
  • 2 tsp Ground Cardamom
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • ¾ cup/ 120 gr Coconut oil
  • ½ cup/ 180 ml Maple syrup
  • Zest (orange part only) and juice from 1 organic orange
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 6 Dried figs, soaked in hot water for ½ hour
  • Optional: Chopped brazil nuts
  1. Start by soaking the dried figs in hot water.
  2. Mix all the dry (first six) ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt the coconut oil with the maple syrup, vanilla, orange zest and juice in a small pan.
  4. Remove the figs from the water and chop them into small pieces.
  5. If using brazil nuts you can chop them up too.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until fully incorporated. Add the fig pieces and the chopped nuts too if you like them.
  7. Set the mixture aside for about ten minutes. Preheat oven to 175°C or 350°F.
  8. Prepare a baking tray with a silicone cookie sheet or baking paper.
  9. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop out about 12 dough balls from the mixture, place them on the baking tray and flatten them with the palm of your hand.
  10. Bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  11. Let them cool on the tray and once they firmed up a bit, transfer them to a wire rack to let them firm up even more.
  12. Store in an airtight container.

Gluten free Orange and fig cookies

Gluten free Orange and fig cookies

  2 comments for “Orange and fig cookies (gluten free and vegan)

  1. s arifin
    2020-06-26 at 20:17

    This recipe did not turn well for me. I used the cups measurements (not the grams). The proportion of the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients was completely off. The batter came up way too dry. Even after saving it by adding some fig jam, I happened to have, it was not enough. The resulting cookies were too crumbly and sandy.

    • Cinnie
      2020-07-10 at 12:46

      So sorry to hear it didn’t work out for you. I will review this recipe and update it with the right measurements.

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