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Nice Cream Oatmeal Cookie Sandwiches (gluten free, dairy free)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 11 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Gluten free + dairy free nice cream oatmeal cookie sandwiches! Refined sugar free, simple, and the perfect summer treat. 



For the Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter (vegan or regular), melted 
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar*
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 + 1/4 cups fine almond flour
  • 3/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/23/4 cup chocolate chunks or chips (I use these, discount code is GATHEREDNUTRITION)

For the Banana Nice Cream

  • 4 bananas, sliced into coins 
  • 12 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Oat milk or almond milk, as needed
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To make the cookies, in a large bowl whisk together the melted butter, coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the same bowl and mix together until everything is well-combined. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
  3. Scoop the dough into 11 cookies on the parchment lined baking pan. Use hands to gently shape into round cookies and gently press down slightly flatten them. Bake for 11-12 minutes, then allow to completely cool.
  4. While cookies are baking/cooling, slice the bananas and line them up on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1-2 hours. 
  5. Once bananas are frozen and cookies are cooled, add the banana slices, maple syrup, sea salt and a small splash of oat (or almond) milk to your food processor. Process into a smooth and creamy ice cream texture; add small splashes of milk as needed to get desired consistency. 
  6. Serve the soft banana ice cream between cookies immediately, or freeze the nice cream in a parchment-lined loaf tin and cover with plastic wrap and serve later. *If you serve immediately, it will have more of a soft-serve texture. If you enjoy later, it will have more of an ice cream texture. 
  7. You can cut each cookie in half and serve that way, or you can serve the ice cream between 2 whole cookie sandwiches. 


*I cut down a bit on the sugar for the cookies for the perfect amount of sweetness since they get paired with ice cream to avoid a sugar overload. If you want to make the cookies on their own, then add 3-4 extra tbsp coconut sugar!