Healthy Date and Walnut Cookies Recipe | Sugar Free, Easy and Healthy

Chewy walnut and date cookies recipe, date sweetened cookies, nutty and crispy! Indulge in these healthy dairy-free coconut oil walnut date cookies/biscuits.

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We love walnuts and dates in anything! Cakes, cookies, scones, snack bars - they are all a healthy and delicious dates and walnuts recipe. Then the addition of coconut oil and oats makes a beautiful combination.

This nut cookies recipe can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the wholewheat flour for your favourite gluten-free flour, as many with a gluten intolerance can still eat oats.

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First melt the coconut oil, I usually do this by blasting on the microwave for 30 seconds until melted enough.

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Then I put the bowl on the weighing scales and pour in the honey - saves on the washing up!

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I chopped the walnuts fairly finely - about 1/2 cm pieces. These cookies would be delicious with chopped almonds too and I imagine any nuts would swap out easily or put in half and half.

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Stir the walnuts, oats, dates and flour into the honey coconut mix until you have a sticky dough.

This cookie dough is too soft to roll out so just take a dessert spoonful at a time and flatten into a circle on your baking sheet. They need to be less than a cm thick, about 3/4 of a cm is perfect.

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When the cookies first come out of the oven, they are extremely soft so resist the urge to immediately try and eat one! They will fall apart :)

Allow to cool for about 10 or 15 minutes then enjoy with a coffee or tea!

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These walnut date cookies are crispy when you bite into them and chewy from the dates. I used ready chopped dates but this recipe would be amazing with Medjool dates too.

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Enjoy your healthy date and walnut biscuits/cookies! Dates with walnuts is a timeless combination for good reasons.

And because we used a healthy fat - coconut oil, and honey instead of refined sugar, these healthy date cookies are a treat at only 257 calories each. They are super-filling too!

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Have a look at our other cookie recipes:

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Crispy Walnut and Date Cookies Recipe

Recipe Category: Snacks, Cookies

Recipe Cuisine: British

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Servings: 10

Calories: 257

Rating: 5 from 1 votes


  • 100g oats
  • 100g wholewheat flour
  • 100g coconut oil
  • 100g honey
  • 100g chopped dates
  • 50g chopped walnuts


  • Melt coconut oil and whisk in the honey
  • Add in the flour, oats, walnuts and dates, combine thoroughly and spoon onto a non-stick baking tray, spreading about 3/4 cm thick
  • Bake for 15 minutes at gas mark 7 (220c / 425F)
  • Allow to cool completely before serving and eating

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