Guilt-Free Oat Cookies Recipe – Quick and Healthy-ish Sweet Treat

Guilt-Free Oat Cookies Recipe - Quick and Healthy-ish Sweet Treat | vitalivesfree.com

Hi guys! These oat cookies are my go-to sweet treat at the moment. They’re a perfect little snack, a healthy-ish and nutritious dessert after meals, or even a light breakfast when all you want is a cookie and a lovely herbal tea. The ingredients are super simple and these cookies take just 5 minutes to put together. Try them and you won’t regret!

These oat cookies can also be easily converted to gluten and dairy-free.

Ingredients for Guilt-Free Oat Cookies:

guilt free cookies ready to bake

  • 1 cup rolled oats (if you’re gluten-free, just get certified gluten-free oats)
  • 4 Tbsp coconut sugar (also rapadura/panela or palm sugar/jaggary would work well)
  • 4 Tbsp flour (I use spelt or wheat, but you can also use gluten-free flours like rice flour, almond flour or coconut flour).
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder (or organic vanilla extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp butter (take it out of the fridge 30 minutes earlier, so it can soften a bit) or coconut oil if you want to keep the recipe dairy-free
  • a handful each of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and raisins (feel free to add any other seeds that you like or omit any of these – these are your cookies, so you make the rules!)

Recipe makes 14 cookies.

Instructions:

Place all the ingredients except seeds and raisins in a mixing bowl, mix everything well until the cookie dough is all creamy. Of course, there should be no visible flour or uncoated oats left anywhere. Add the seeds and raisins, mix them in well, and leave the cookie dough to rest for 15 minutes, so that the oats can soak up some of the moisture from the egg.

Guilt-Free Oat Cookies Recipe - Quick and Healthy-ish Sweet Treat | vitalivesfree.com

Preheat the oven to 180 (356). Lightly butter a baking tray covered with parchment paper. Take a tablespoon of the cookie dough, place it on the tray, and lightly flatten it with the back of the spoon. These oat cookies should be reasonably thin if you want them crunchy, but I’d say make them as thin as you can without leaving holes. That will be good enough! 😉

Bake the cookies for 12 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Wait for at least a few minutes before tasting because they will harden up and will become perfectly crunchy. Enjoy your guilt-free cookies!

I’m sure you don’t need my reminder, but these cookies are still a sweet treat, even if they are reasonably healthy, so treat them with respect. Moderation is always the best way, and when you eat things in moderation, they end up tasting so much better!

Which recipe would you like to see next?

Simply yours,
Vita xx

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