Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
This is an easy snack to prepare with the kids. I actually adore oatmeal cookies as well, even as an adult! They are soft, sweet and salty all at once. And now, I still enjoy preparing them at home. Adding dried fruits and nuts make them a very healthy snack or dessert. They are very easy to adapt to your liking. You can also add vegan chocolate chips in order to make them into a tempting, yet somewhat healthy, treat. If you do not want to use ordinary or cane sugar, be careful with what you replace it with. Do not use a liquid sweetener, because your cookies will fall apart.
You can also replace the gluten-free flour with regular all-purpose flour if you prefer, or with whole wheat flour.
• 3/4 cup of vegan butter or margarine
• 3/4 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
• 1 egg or its alternative (2 tablespoons of chia seeds soaked in 4 tablespoons of water)
• 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
• 2/3 cup of gluten-free baking flour
• 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda
• 3 cups of gluten-free oatmeal flakes
• 1/2 cup of dried cranberries or raisins
• 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven at 350 °F (180 °C).
2. Mix in a blender the butter or the margarine, the brown sugar, the egg or egg alternative, and the vanilla.
3. Blend together the flour and the baking soda, then add it to the first mixture while blending on low speed.
4. Add the oatmeal and the cranberries and any other ingredient you feel like adding – such as the nuts and the vegan chocolate chips. Mix well.
5. Spoon on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. The mixture is very liquid and will spread out quite a bit. This will end up making large cookies.
6. Cook at 350 °F (180 °C) for approximately 15 minutes or a bit more, according to the texture you desire.
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