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Easy vegan oat cookies

I’m more of a muffin maker than a cookie monster but last week I mixed things up a little. Why? Because I’m a stickler for routine and doing things I’ve always done. So, when something goes well in the kitchen I tend to put the recipe on repeat. It’s a good thing for someone like me who loves familiarity over spontaneity. But change is good right?

Easy vegan oat cookies

These cookies were born out of a quote I saw on change – it read something along the lines of “stepping outside your comfort zone is the best way to grow”. So true. This year I embarked on a year long break from a corporate career – to put myself outside my comfort zone. And, 6 months in I can honestly say (without sharing the detail here) that the change has brought me so much personal growth. If I can embrace such a huge life change surely switching out my weekly batch of muffins for cookies would be a breeze. It was – and here’s the result. Chewy, vegan, refined sugar free and flour-less cookies.

Easy vegan oat cookies

Easy vegan oat cookies

Easy Vegan Oat Cookies

Makes 6 large cookies or 12 small ones


  • 2 cup of oats
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 30g coconut oil (butter if not vegan)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp chia seeds – soaked in water
  • 2-3 tbsp dried fruit (apple, pear, banana) or nuts – chopped
  • 30-40g of 70% dark (vegan) chocolate – chopped into chunks


  • Melt the coconut oil in a pan.
  • Mash the bananas – add to the oil.
  • Add the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried fruit and chia seeds – mix well.
  • Make sure it binds together well.
  • Shape into 6 large or 12 small ones.
  • Place on a baking sheet/ tray.
  • Add the chocolate – push a few bits into the top of each cookie.
  • Cook in the oven at 180C for 20-25 mins (adjust based on cookie size).
  • Cool then store for 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge or enjoy warm.

Easy vegan oat cookiesAnd, before I go, I’d love to know – are you more of a muffin maker or a cookie monster!?


16 thoughts on “Easy vegan oat cookies

    • Thank you Megala – and yes oats work a treat and give the cookies such a good texture – I use chunky rolled oats but I guess finer oats would work too 😊

  1. This is definitely a wiser healthier way of eating cookies. Love the combination of ingredients and flavours Laura. I totally agree with the quote. It applies to every field. If people didn’t get out of their comfort zone to experiment and try there would have been no development in the world. No new recipes, no technology, no gadgets😃
    And I am mostly the muffin maker though I love to bake cookies as well.

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