Recipes - Desserts

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!?



7 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 😊

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s