Delicious and Easy Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Growing up, I enjoyed helping my mom in the kitchen. She didn’t make anything that I didn’t love. It seemed like she had all the recipes in her head, it would always be a dash of this and pinch of that. I didn’t know how she did it at the time, but I realized that it became second nature to her after making those dishes so many times. My mom did not bake much but she always told me, “With baking, always measured.”
Delicious and Easy Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Looking for a quick guilt-free dessert? Try this 15 Minute Vegan Cinnamon Cookies with Oatmeal Flour recipe. It's a fan favorite for adults and kids all year round.
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- 1 1/3 cup oatmeal flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil or vegan butter
- 1 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp. water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a baking sheet with baking parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of ground flax plus 3 tablespoons of water and set aside for a few minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium whisk all the dry ingredients, (oatmeal flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger powder and coconut sugar).
Slowly add the wet ingredients, (coconut oil and the flax and water mixture).
Mix well until fully combined to form a firm cookie dough.
Scoop 1’ balls, 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet, flattening slightly with your hands. Making about 6-8 balls, depending on how big you like your cookies.
Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Cookies are done when the edges start to brown, be sure not to overbake.
Cool for about 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before serving.
When baking it is important to measure correctly.
For even baking, I like baking my cookies on the middle rack, one tray at a time.
Want to add another flavor level to these cookies? Try adding ½ cup of your favorite chopped nuts, ¼ tsp. cardamom, or even a smidge of freshly grated nutmeg.
If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container or a Ziploc for up to 1 week.
This cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months if tightly wrapped in plastic, allowing no air to get in.
This cookie dough can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week if tightly wrapped in plastic, allowing no air to get in.
Did you have any cookies left over? Tell me all about it in the comment section below! BON APPÉTIT!
What Ingredient Makes a Cookie Rise?
When baking, I have learned the importance of using the right measurements as baking takes preciseness. To guarantee a perfect rise in your cookie, having the exact ratio of baking powder as it acts as the rising agent, makes the cookie a bit aerie and puffy; like in my perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies and my Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies. Keep in mind that the exact proportions of oil, baking powder, baking soda, and baking at the right temperature also plays a part in getting the perfect rise.
What Kind of Butter to Use in Vegan Cookies?
If you are trying to limit the amount of dairy in your diet, I have a round-up of some of the vegan butters out there that I used for making my Vegan Oatmeal Cookies Recipe, the perfect addition for making cookies or even cakes. These can be found at your local grocery store or online and can add so much flavor to your baking.
- Earth Balance Vegan Butter- has great flavor and texture
- Miyoko’s Creamery European Style Cultured Vegan Butter- coconut oil-based
- Fleishmann’s Solid Margarine- Great flavor
- Park Butter Vegan Buttery Spread Butter Substitute- contains turmeric
- Binnie’s Coconut Butter Organic Spread- made with coconut oil
- Milkadamia Salted Buttery Spread- comes salted and unsalted
- Forager’s Project Buttery Spread- smooth and creamy
- Wayfare Foods Dairy-Free Salted, Whipped Butter- made with butter beans
How Do You Make Vegan Sugar Cookies from Scratch?
If you have ever been to a vegan bakery before you know that the baked goods can be a bit pricier than a regular bakery. Vegan baking does not have to be intimidating, deliciousness can be made with pantry items and in a fraction of the time. My Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies only take 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. A basic vegan Sugar Cookie Recipe can take about 10 minutes in a preheated 325-degree oven, with these common pantry items. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, place dough balls on a lined baking sheet, bake, cool, and enjoy!
- 1 ½ cups oat flour
- ¾ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 ½ tbsp. of almond milk
- 1tsp. natural vanilla extract
How Do You Spice up Sugar Cookies?
In my opinion, sugar cookies are the perfect base for creating the prettiest and most flavorful cookies, like my Chocolate Lemon Orange Cookies. There is so much you could do to dress these up, whether in the dough or after they are baked. Try these the next time sugar cookies are on the dessert or snack menu.
- Try adding 1 tablespoon of lemon or orange zest to add some freshness to your cookies.
- Add some toasted coconut or dried mangoes for an island twist, perfect for a summer pool party.
- As soon as your cookies are finished, add a Hershey kiss in the middle. There are all sorts of chocolate variations you can add, so use whatever you have in your pantry.
- After cooling, dip half of your cookies in white chocolate and then in crushed peppermints, perfect for taking to a cookie swap.
- After cooling, dip half of your cookies in dark chocolate making a copycat black and white cookie.
- Feeling nutty, add ½ cut of your favorite chopped nuts to the dough before baking, I like using walnuts.
- My all-time favorite thing to do with sugar cookies is using fun cutouts and adding a glaze and sprinkles, perfect activity with the kiddos.
How Do You Make Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Cookies from Scratch?
I love taking recipes and adding a twist to them. In my Vegan Cinnamon Cookies, I use oatmeal flour and flax which adds so much depth and texture to these heavenly treats. Here are the common ingredients found in Cinnamon Sugar Cookies. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Roll balls of dough in ¼ cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and bake for about 8-10 minutes in a preheated 400-degree oven.
- ⅔ cups of flour
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1tsp. baking soda
- 1 ½ cup of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. natural vanilla extract
How Do You Make Oatmeal Cookies from Scratch?
Maybe it’s a play on words, but when I think about my Healthy Oatmeal Cookies, I automatically get excited because I feel like I can eat as many as I like! Not only are these ridiculously satisfying but I use the best quality ingredients that I already have in my pantry. Here are the most common ingredients found in most Oatmeal Cookies Recipes. Cream butter and sugars, then combine vanilla extract and egg and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients until well combined. Make into balls, place on a lined baking sheet, and bake in a 375-degree oven for about 8-10 minutes.
- 1 ¼ butter, softened
- ¾ cups of brown sugar
- ½ cup of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. natural vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ cups of Oats
- 1 tsp. Baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
Health Benefits and Allergens for Vegan Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookies
There are a multitude of health benefits to this Vegan Oatmeal Cinnamon Cookie if prepared as directed. Here are a few you can gain by using the ingredients in this dish:
- Oatmeal Flour- Can help lower cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar levels.
- Cinnamon- May lower blood sugar levels and cholesterol and helps to feel fuller longer.
- Ginger Powder- Can help in lowering blood sugar levels, aid with nausea and helps to soothe arthritis symptoms.
- Coconut Sugar- Contains Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, and Zinc, which may help in improving gut health and slowing glucose absorption.
- Coconut Oil- May help protect from heart disease, lowering high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and can aid in liver health.
- Ground Flax- Is high in Omega- fats that can aid in heart health, the risk of cancer, and can help promote healthy digestion properties.
- It’s healthy
- It’s vegan
- It’s dairy-free
Did you have any cookies left over? Tell me all about it in the comment section below!