Sometimes you just need something tasty and sweet. Am I right? Store bought snacks are so full of preservatives and other not so good for you additives. There’s nothing quite like cookies hot from the oven. Traditional recipes can be refined sugar packed and high in calories. So I needed an alternative. Lo and behold I present my healthy vegan oatmeal cookies.
Tips to making Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Conventional oatmeal cookies are packed full with refined sugar. As you probably know, having a lot of refined sugar in your diet is a bad thing. So for this recipe I replaced sugar with half maple sauce and half applesauce. We also wanted to reduce the calories and make it vegan so I replaced the butter with a low fat vegan sunflower margarine/spread. Check the ingredients but most sunflower spreads are vegan.
You can add all kinds of ingredients to these cookies depending on your tastes. Seeds, nuts and dried fruits are great addition. I hate raisins so I omitted those but they would work well with this recipe. This mixture can also be frozen (prior to baking) so why not make a big batch and use as and when you need it.
Some tasty taste combinations are :
- orange peel grated and pecans
- dried figs
- peanuts and peanut butter
Now on to the recipe: