As you can see in the title, I can’t oversell these. I mean, they are awesome. Like you might flip out when you taste them, so make sure you have a cheer mat near by. You will be all like
Self, are you sure there isn’t butter and cream and sugar and stuff in these cookies?
No self, I’m sure, these are like the healthiest cookies ever.
Nah, self, there is maple syrup.
But like, self, did you do the math, there is like literally a teaspoon per cookie, yo.
Then you will start doing flips. I used to teach SAT prep classes. I would bring in these cookies because the kids always wanted to try something vegan. After everyone had tried one, I would have them do math problems to get the leftover cookies. It would be all out math war. They were very popular cookies. So, you could bring these to an Omni gathering at work or school and no one would be the wiser and everyone would gobble them up and ask for more.
You can’t mess these cookies up. You just basically throw everything in the bowl. You cannot mess it up. If they are too runny, put them in a casserole dish and make bars. If they aren’t moist enough, add more applesauce. If you undercook them, there is nothing in there that will hurt you and you can either throw them back in or they taste good a little raw. If you overcook them, they are a little crunchy, but still yummy. No problem. You can not mess them up. So even beginner bakers will love these cookies.
In other words, if you are new to vegan baking and are super nervous, then these cookies are for you.
As usual there is a helpful video here
Unbeatable Oat Cookies
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups oat flour (you can make your own, so don’t let this stop you)
1/2 hemp seeds (alt. chia seeds, pumpkin seeds or no seeds)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
(alt. use pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon and nutmeg)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup apple sauce
non dairy chocolate chips to taste
This is a one bowl deal, so only dirty one bowl, don’t go getting fancy on me. Preheat oven to 350°. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl put oats, oat flour*, hemp seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and stir until mixed.
*If you don’t have oat flour, put some rolled oats or regular oats in your blender or food processor and blend until flour. Seriously, it is that easy.
Add in the apple sauce, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Mix until all the ingredients are mixed together and the batter is moist.
Form into cookie ball shapes, and place on the cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes or until firm and slightly crispy. Cool on a wire rack. (Don’t have a wire rack? Don’t worry, just cool them on your counter.)
Put them in a freezer safe container and throw them in the freezer . . . if you don’t eat them all before then!