• Preparation
    20 minutes

  • Cooking
    15 minutes

  • Power
    350°F (180°C)

  • Quantity

A Zest of Key WestLime, almond and oat cookies

GLUTEN-FREE with NO ADDED SUGAR, these cookies were inspired by the famous all-American key lime pie that makes you feel like heading off on a road trip all the way to Key West. A wonderfully tasty and wholesome summertime treat, they’re simply irresistible! They taste of sunshine and the tangy freshness of limes, and they’re heavenly easy to make. Plus, you’ll get the feeling you’re actually on vacation. What more can I say? Time to grab your wooden spoon. Hahaha!


No, no, it’s not your imagination: this recipe is proudly posted on the Rachelle-Béry website.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. In a bowl, mix together the Madame Labriski date puree (original or vanilla), unsweetened applesauce and egg until well combined.

  3. Now add the following ingredients: baking soda, baking powder, lime zest, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Wait for that little bubbling effect (just for the fun of it, because I’m equally amazed every time!) and mix well.

  4. Gradually stir in the powdered almonds, oats* or quinoa flakes, chia seeds and dark or white chocolate chips. Give it another good stir!

    *For a GLUTEN-FREE version, use certified gluten-free oats. Of course, quinoa flakes are naturally gluten-free.

  5. Line your sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, if not everything will stick.

  6. Drop the dough onto the sheet using a spoon or measuring scoop to create nice plump Labriski cookies.

  7. TIME TO USE YOUR CREATIVITY! Garnish with some lime zest, oats or quinoa.

  8. Bake for about 15 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on a rack before digging in.

  9. Get ready for a taste of sunshiny happiness and savour the moment. Yum yumski! 

Storage (in a airtight container)

  • Five days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

I love how simple these cookies are and the fact that they’re super tasty as well as super healthy. Wondering if you can make them with your favourite citrus fruit? You bet.

It’s as simple as that. Hooray for date puree and hooray for yummy treats that are easy-peasy to make.


  • 150 g (½ cup) Madame Labriski date puree (original or vanilla)

  • 150 g (½ cup) unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 egg

  • ½ tsp. baking soda

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • The zest of 2 limes

  • 1½ tbsp. lime juice

  • Pinch of salt

  • 100 g (1 cup) powdered almonds

  • 100 g (1 cup) quick cooking oats* or quinoa flakes

    *For a GLUTEN-FREE version, use certified gluten-free oats. Of course, quinoa flakes are naturally gluten-free.

  • 40 g (¼ cup) chia seeds

  • Optional: 100 g (½ cup) dark or white chocolate chips.


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