One-Bowl Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Rushing in the morning? Make these chewy oatmeal cookies for an easy grab-and-go meal to energize you this A.M.!

Guess what guys?!?!

Brian, my BFF Jill (if you get this reference, you're a millennial), and I ran our first Rock 'n' Roll SF Half-Marathon this past Sunday!

We both woke up at the ungodly hour of 3:30 AM, drove to Oakland, shuttled our way to SF, and started running by 6:30-45ish AM. Luckily, the weather was on our side and it didn't storm as forecasted. My finish time was 2:10, a time I'm pleased with since I barely trained (ha...these things seem to typically get pushed off to the back of my mind until the day before). I guess my leg muscle memory has retained since my last half marathon and cross country days. Anyways, I'm super proud of Brian since it was his first half-marathon ever!!! YOU'RE AWESOME, BRIAN!!! :D

Also, a very big THANK YOU to Nhan for our free tickets!

Every weekday morning, I try to squeeze in as much shut-eye as possible. AND, of course, this leads to me running around to get dressed, refreshed and nourished in a short timespan of 30 minutes. For efficiency, I'm also that person who's stuffing breakfast in during the work commute. Sounds like you? Then, these one-bowl vegan oatmeal cookies will be a godsend!

Like the title says, you just need to mix all the ingredients into ONE BOWL. Talk about quick prepping and easy cleaning. Like the title also says, these cookies are VEGAN. I purposely did this so that you could eat it right out of the bowl without worrying about food poisoning. Trust me, the batter is so good that you'll be lickin' your spoon and bowl clean (A baker's foolproof test to a tasty product? A tasty batter.). This recipe is definitely efficient when it comes to minimizing food waste and cleanup time. ;)

Because I love oats and I eat oatmeal almost every single day for breakfast, it was only a matter of time until I found their Quaker's Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies recipe (it's under every Quaker product's lid). The only issue with this recipe was that it had way too much sugar and butter for my liking (yeah, that's the healthnut in me speaking). I took it into my hands to revamp and healthify the recipe without sacrificing taste.

Here's what I changed:

  • I subbed out butter for coconut oil. Both are solid fats at room temperature. 
  • I used mashed bananas. This lessened the amount of oil and sugar used. 
  • I used flaxseed eggs (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water) instead of eggs. Flaxseed eggs have the same gooey consistency and emulsifying powers as eggs, which means it will help hold the structure of your baked good. 
  • I used whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. It's an easy way of adding fiber and nutrients at no cost to taste! :D 
  • I subbed out raisins for dried cranberries. This doesn't make it healthier because they both have the nearly the same nutrition composition. I just like the taste of cranberries better. 
Each cookie contains 96 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein and just 6 grams of sugar. Three cookies and a fruit are usually enough to fill me up for breakfast. I guarantee you'll find this recipe delicious and easy to make. It's also super versatile because you can add in whatever you please and it'll still taste good (but, please, no sardines). :P

But, honestly, the best part about this recipe? Edible batter!!!

One-Bowl Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

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One-Bowl Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Rushing in the morning? Make these chewy oatmeal cookies for an easy grab-and-go meal to energize you this A.M.!
Prep time: 17 minutes Cook time: Total time: Servings: 30 Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium bananas)
  • 2 flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water = 1 egg substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
1. Mix together first five ingredients. 2. Mix in everything else. 3. Scoop out 1-inch cookies onto sheet pan 4. Bake at 350°F for 8 minutes.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 96 Total Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 19g Protein: 2g Fiber: 3g Sodium: 62mg Sugar: 6g

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