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Guilt-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Here's a delightful alternative to an already healthy classic. Versatile to ingredients in almost any kitchen, these cookies can easily be tailored to most any flavor, diet, and nutrients preferences. So many combinations are possible to turn this original into a uniquely chunky creation!

How to Make Healthful Oatmeal Cookies Vegan

 

Okay, so we managed to remove the dairy no problem, with the applesauce and alternative milk, but that only solves a dilemma for our dairy-free qualification!

While the original recipe does has eggs and honey, you can substitute agave for the honey, and to substitute ONE egg, use 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Mix these together towards the beginning of preparation to be sure it has time to set up and thicken. 

 

Here are some favorites ingredient toppings to add in and mix up!

  • Dried cranberries
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Raisins
  • Goji Berries

You can't feel bad about making these cookies since they're so healthful compared to other recipes! So go ahead and make a batch, and please share your creation and combinations with us! 

VGuilt-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Guilt-Free Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: About 2 dozen
Author:
prep time: 10 M cook time: 15 M total time: 25 M

ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs (or 2 tbsp ground flax and 6 tbs water)
  • 2 tbsp dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup of organic honey or agave

instructions:

Guilt-Free Oatmeal Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together oats, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl
  3. If using flaxseed substitute, mix with water and stir until gelatinous and allow to sit for 1 minute.
  4. In a separate bowl mix flax (instead of eggs), dairy-free milk, honey and vanilla and beat all ingredients together.
  5. Add in the nuts and raisins
  6. Make cookie dough into balls (about 1 1/4 inches wide) and lay out on a baking sheet
  7. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until golden brown around the edges
  8. Leave out for 5 min to cool. Enjoy!
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