Spiced Pineapple Oat Cookies

Spiced Pineapple Oat Cookies

These are healthy breakfast-to-go cookies - eating 3 is like eating a serving of fruity beautifully spiced oatmeal. Full of fiber, sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, and nut-free, they are good for people on special diets - including moderate candida diets.



Ingredients / Directions: 

grind 1/4 c golden flax seeds (or use 1/3 c pre-ground flax)
2 c large flake / old fashioned rolled oats (for gluten-free use gluten-free oats)
2 - 3 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. sea salt
*4 - 6 packs/tsp-servings of stevia
*2 Tbsp xylitol -
OR honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, brown sugar... (don't add these if you can't eat sugar)
1 can crushed unsweetened pineapple w/ juice (540 ml, 19oz) (1 3/4 c)
1/4 - 1/3 c. melted butter or vegetable oil (coconut oil is very tasty)

*Optional ingredients

Combine and allow batter to sit for at least and hour.

Drop cookie batter by the tablespoon onto a silicone-lined or parchment-lined cookie sheet. Dip your spoon in a glass of hot water between cookies so that the batter doesn't stick to the spoon. Your cookies can be close together, as they will barely spread. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for about 18 - 22 minutes. They are ready when they are slightly brown on the bottoms.

Enjoy :-)

about 33 cookies


gluten-free recipe

Hello Patty and thanks for the wonderful recipe. I´m always trying to improve my stash of healthy recipes and this one works great for me¡¡ I love oats as it goes fine with the small amount of carbs I include on my daily diet. My question is the following: I have heard that oats are forbidden for celiac disease and as I have a good friend of mine with this problem, I´d like to know what kind of oats do you use in this recipe so I can tell her about it. Thanks.

Hi Adi - you're

Hi Adi - you're welcome!

Great question (I have been meaning to do a write-up on gluten-free oats):

Most oats have been contaminated with some wheat-gluten, and consequently are not good for people with celiac. However, new studies show that oats that have not been contaminated are ok in moderation for most people with celiac. Here are 2 sources of gluten-free oats:

I have not tried these gluten-free oats yet. I do not have celiac disease, just a gluten-sensitivity (on and off) - and still, the times I am sensitive, eating regular oats upsests my system. I will write more about this topic soon...

spiced pineapple oatmeal cookies

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Hi Patty I've made these

Hi Patty

I've made these cookies, and was wondering if they are supposed to have the texture of soggy muffins? I used 2 TB of honey, and no stevia.


These have a texture closer

These have a dense chewey texture closer to a bar, than a traditional crispy/chewey/crumbly cookie, as these don't have the high sugar and fat. Ingredients, ovens, and pans differ and will affect the outcome of the recipe in differnet ways. In this case, I recommend eliminating about 1/3c of the pineapple juice, and/or flattennig the cookies and/or baking them a little longer so that they will be denser and chewier. Hope this helps!

hi, was just wondering if

hi, was just wondering if 'only oats' - hefty flakes will work, would i need to soak them first?

Hi Tenille,

Hi Tenille,

I'm not famailiar with those oats, though it's worth trying - and yes, I'd soak them first. I did read that these oats are toasted, so it might be a good idea to eliminate about 1/4c of pineapple juice... Please let us know how it goes!

pineapple alternative

I have a food allergy to pineapple. any suggestions?

Try substituting the

Try substituting the pineapple+juice with 1 3/4 c of unsweetened apple sauce. Please let us know how it goes it you try this!

Life saver!

I so wish I had come across this website sooner. A few weeks ago I was on a no gluten, no sugar, no egg, no soy, no dairy diet and this would have been a life saver.
Anyway I made these cookies and loved them. So yummy and nutritious. I had 3 every morning for breakfast for a week.
thank you for this wonderful recipe and this awesome site.

Thanks for the great

Thanks for the great feedback + you're welcome. :) (I too was on a similar diet, and these cookies sure did come in handy.)

WOW! this is the BEST recipe

WOW! this is the BEST recipe ever! i have just baked a batch and honestly- 10 out of 10 !!! i have just been put on a candida diet and am craving sugar like anything. these cookies will get me through =D the best website i have come across!

Hi Cody, Thanks for the

Hi Cody,
Thanks for the awesome feedback! Those candida diets sure are rough. These cookies are still a bit sweet so I remember when I was on the diet I only ate them week 2 (week 1 almost no fruit or carbs)... or was it week 3? Anyways, I'm not a doctor and I trust you've done your research. :)

Hi Patty! Thanks for this

Hi Patty! Thanks for this recipe—I'm about to try it! I was wondering, though, will these cookies freeze well? I'm going to be the only person eating them so I don't want any of the 33 to go bad...

Hi! I haven't tried freezing

Hi! I haven't tried freezing them... If you do freeze them, I recommend sealing them up really well, like in 2 freezer bags (doubled-up with all the air taken out) to help prevent freezer burn. If you do freeze them, please let us know how it goes. :)


These cookies are awesome. I modified the recipe slightly by removing the pineapple (I'm on a strict no-sugar-candida-free diet) and I used 1/3 c coconut oil and a tbsp of ghee and crushed organic walnuts with xylitol as the only sweetener. Yummers! This is the first gf/soyf/sugarf recipe that actually worked! Thank you! :) :) :)

Sounds delicious! So did you

Sounds delicious! So did you substitute the pineapple+juice for extra coconut oil and ghee? Basically 2/3 c coconut oil and 1 Tbsp ghee total?