Vegan oatmeal cookies that actually taste great. I have had some grainy oatmeal cookies before and let me tell you they are not the greatest. I wanted to make the kind that are ooey and gooey and melt in your mouth. That fresh out of the oven delicious oatmeal cookies your mom used to make, but healthier.
Vegan oatmeal cookies
I am not a vegan but when it comes to eating healthier and changing your eating habits for a lifetime you might as well try everything our right? I wanted a healthier version of my mom's oatmeal cookies. So I developed these amazing gems.
Simple oatmeal cookies
My oatmeal cookies are simple and only take 20 minutes to bake. about 30 minutes total to make. I prefer to use a grade A very dark syrup but you can use the one of your choice. I like the bolder, sweeter flavor of a darker syrup for these cookies.
To keep it on the healthier side I used oat flour and almond meal but feel free to substitute your favorite flour for mine. I won't be mad promise 🙂 The points are calculated using the ingredients listed so if you decide to substitute make sure to recalculate the points.
Why do I use oat flour?
I use Bob's Red Mill Oat Flour and whole-grain oats make an incredibly nutritious and beneficial oat flour. Not only are oats an excellent source of dietary fiber, but they also reduce serum cholesterol levels in the body. Oats are higher in protein and healthy fats and lower in carbohydrates than most other whole grains.
Coconut oil is like a superfood
Coconut oil has a myriad of uses and many health benefits. It Is A great alternative oil to use in cooking. Useful For moisturizing skin and conditioning hair. Keto-Diet Friendly. healthy food alternative. gluten-free. and helps to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's. Check out wholebrainhealth.org
More benefits of coconut oil
Healthline.com states the following facts about coconut oil.
- Contains healthy fatty acids. Coconut oil is high in certain saturated fats. …
- May boost heart health. …
- May encourage fat burning. …
- May have antimicrobial effects. …
- May reduce hunger. …
- May reduce seizures. …
- May raise HDL (good) cholesterol. …
- May protect your skin, hair, and teeth
You get the point it is good for you and has a ton of uses. Check out healthline.com for their list of 29 clever uses for coconut oil.
How to be successful on the new myWW plans
- mindset: this isn't a diet, don't let yourself feel deprived. Eat your points!
- tracking: I track everything, even zero point foods
- portion control: this is on my fridge to keep me mindful
- persistence: I wrote this poem about never giving up
- planning: I use meal plans and freezer cooking often
- support: I'm in my WW Facebook group daily
Meal Plans to get you going
- 23 Point Meal Plan – Week 1
- 23 Point Meal Plan – Week 2
- WW Freezer Meals
- WW Zero Point Recipes
- How to do a Zero Point Day
BLUE PLAN: 7 Points
GREEN PLAN: 7 Points
PURPLE PLAN: 6 Points
2 cups (180g) oats
1 cup (100g) oat flour
5/8 cup (70g) almond meal
6 tbsp. maple syrup
4 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
In a bowl, mix the oats, flour, almond meal, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
Add in maple syrup and coconut oil, mix well until combined.
Using slightly wet hands, create 12 balls out of the mixture and place them on the baking tray and push them down to create cookies shapes.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden and allow to cool before eating.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie