I sometimes just need a bit of nostalgia to make my day a little brighter. And, when I’m needing that, I ALWAYS turn to Vegan Oatmeal Cookies.
Despite the fact that grandma wasn’t vegan and hers had so much more stuff in her cookies–these cookies taste just like the ones she made and I swear it’s like a mood-lifting magic cookie.
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Sometimes, you just get stuck in a rut and you can’t see your way out.
You might need a few mintues to slow down, or a break from the routine. Other people like to take a walk or “clear their head” (whatever the heck that means).
What I need is some time in the kitchen baking.
I don’t know why, but that always seems comforting and relaxing to me, making something with my hands that I have made a million times before–kind of letting my body go on auto-pilot while I let my brain just relax into that process.
And, I kind of love a good cookie.
And I really love cookie dough. LOL!
Also–a simple cookie dough recipe made from just a few, simple ingredients. Like this one.
Then, it’s just a handful of steps, really, before you have a super-creamy texture just waiting for a little taste-test.
Not that I condone eating raw sugar. Or at least, tell the CDC that.
Add the oatmeal, and then it’s taste-testing with a spoon time.
Erhm…maybe, as long as the CDC isn’t listening. LOL!
Suffice to say, these Vegan Oatmeal Cookies just really bring a smile to my face.
My grandma used to make something so similar–the smells of the cinnamon and brown sugar coming together remind me of her and it’s just a good feeling.
And I’ll never not want to make good-feeling-cookies, you know?
Like they could be all crumbly and falling apart, days after they’re made and just not the cookie they were when I first put them in the plastic bag to store them, but that smell puts a smile on my face–so I will always eat every cookie.
But, especially when they’re fresh.
These cookies take the cake.
Not literally, obviously–they’re cookies and they don’t have arms, so they really can’t take a cake.
But they’d win awards.
If I could ever not stuff them all in my face and take the time to go enter them into a cookie contest.
That sounds like a lot of work though…I could just eat them all.
Which is not work at all. LOL!
If you love these cookies as much as I do, be sure to pin them so you can find the recipe again in a couple of days when you need another cookie-pick-me-up.
And, be sure to give ’em a five-star rating, would you–that way we know you like these kinds of recipes and want to see more of them!
- 1 cup vegan buttery stick, room temperature
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 medium banana
- 1 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream vegan buttery stick and sugars together in a large bowl.
- Add vanilla and banana to the buttery stick/sugar mixture and mix until the mixture is smooth and no more banana lumps remain.
- In a second bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter/banana mixture in 3 increments until the ingredients are completely combined.
- Add the oatmeal to the mixture in 3 increments until the oatmeal is completely mixed throughout.
- Scoop spoonfuls of the dough onto the parchment paper-line baking sheets.
- Place in the oven for 13-15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven--they will not look "done" but they are. Do not leave them in the oven for longer than 17 minutes or they will burn.
- Allow cookies to cool completely.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g