If you feel like eating something sweet, but you don’t want to feel guilty afterward, then you should try making these healthy vegan apple oatmeal cookies. They are not only sugar-free but also gluten-free and dairy-free.
These apple oatmeal cookies are perfect for a snack to take with you or even for breakfast.
The apple oatmeal cookies are naturally sweetened with banana, a syrup of your choice, and with, of course, apples.
I love baked apples, that is why this recipe is available for you today! And I think that apple chunks are the best part of these cookies.
Of course, don’t set your expectations too high. The cookies remind me of some kind of overnight oats, but they are in a cookie shape and, on top of that, they contain baked apples!
Try not to grind the apples if you can, but to cut them into very small chunks, so you can really feel the apples inside of the cookie.
Are these vegan apple oatmeal cookies gluten-free?
Yes. The cookies are gluten-free. Still, make sure to buy certified gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats, as some of them may contain small amounts of gluten.
Ingredients for the vegan apple oatmeal cookies
Now, let’s see what ingredients we need for these apple oatmeal cookies.
- Old fashioned rolled oats. I blended half of them for better consistency, but it is not mandatory.
- Chickpea flour. I have also tried using almond and buckwheat flour. They work fine as well. If you are not eating a gluten-free diet, then all-purpose flour will do fine in this recipe.
- Banana. The riper the banana is, the sweeter your apple oatmeal cookies will be. Also, mash your banana really well, so it eliminates all the sweetness.
- Peanut butter. I used creamy peanut butter, but I tried this recipe with crunchy peanut butter as well. Both of them are fine. If you wish to replace peanut butter with other nut or seed butter, then do it.
- Maple syrup. You can actually use any sweetener of your choice: maple, agave, date syrup work perfect. If not vegan, you can also use honey.
- Baking powder.
- Apple chunks. Cut your apple chunks small so you can easily form the cookie with the batter afterward. As for the type of apples, I think that yellow and red apples work better for baking than green ones.
How to make vegan apple oatmeal cookies?
- Blend. Firstly, blend half of the portion of the oats into a blender or food processor.
- Combine. Transfer the blended oats along with all other ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Shape. Using a scoop or a spoon, form the cookies and place them on a baking tray.
- Bake. Into a preheated oven to 350 F/ 175 C, bake the cookies for around 12 minutes. Let them cool for 10 minutes and enjoy.
Can I add extra ingredients to the cookies?
Yes, you can definitely add some nuts, seeds, or dried fruits to this (I think walnuts or raisins work the best). It is even possible to substitute the apple chunks with some chocolate chips if you want.
But do not add more than 1/3 cup of extra ingredients, since you will not be able to shape the cookie afterward.
So, once again, yes, it is always a good idea to add some extra nutrients to your meals.
To summarize, add:
- Dried fruits.
- Chocolate chips.
Or some other ingredients… be creative.
Storing the vegan apple oatmeal cookies
The best option is to keep the cookies stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. However, if you wish to keep them for longer, store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Another option is to freeze them for up to 3 months. Just place them in a zipper bag or container, pop them in the fridge, and take them out 5 hours or so before serving.
Vegan Apple Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 3 tbsp chickpea flour (or almond, buckwheat flour/all-purpose flour work fine as well of not gluten-free)
- 3 tbsp syrup (maple syrup, agave syrup, date syrup, or honey)
- 1 mashed banana (the riper, the better)
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- small chunks of 1/2 apple
- Firstly, take half of the oats (1 cup) and blend it into flour (this will help the cookies to hold better together)
- Transfer the flour into a mixing bowl. Then, add the rest of the ingredients: unblended oats, chickpea flour, syrup, mashed banana, peanut butter, baking powder, and apple chunks.
- Mix with a spatula/spoon until well combined.
- Take some cookie batter with a spoon, and form a cookie shape on a baking tray using 2 spoons (watch the video tutorial below).
- In a preheated to 175 C/ 350 F oven, bake the cookies for about 12 minutes.
- Place the cookies on a cooling rack, and let them rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!
- Feel free to add some nuts (1/4 cups) into the batter if you wish (walnuts work very well)
Vegan apple oatmeal cookies
Protein: 2% of your daily dose
Net Carbs: 6% of your daily dose
Fat: 3% of your daily dose
Fiber: 6,5% of your daily dose
Iron: 3,5% of your daily dose
Calcium: 3% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 0,5% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 1% of your daily dose
Folate: 3% of your daily dose
Potassium: 4% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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