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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies – Quick & Easy

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These vegan oatmeal cookies are bursting with chocolate chips, rolled oats, and naturally sweetened with brown sugar. They’re quick and easy to make in less than 30 minutes, plus they’re 100% vegan, and gluten-free.

Chocolate Chip Vegan Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free Dairy Free

I’m just in love with these vegan oatmeal cookies. Soft, chewy, and so easy to make. 

Made with rolled oats and brown sugar, they’re perfect for a sweet healthy treat that doesn’t taste healthy at all! That’s the best kind, right? 

In fact, you’d never know that these oatmeal cookies are completely vegan, vegetarian, and even gluten-free.

They’re definitely making it into the cookie repertoire at our house – right along with these vegan peanut butter cookies and these vegan chocolate cookies.

And before I forget – if you haven’t grabbed a copy of my vegan baking cheat sheet yet, you can get it here. It’s a handy printable list with all kinds of easy substitutions to vegan-ize anything! 

vegan substitutions cheat sheet

How to Make Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

These vegan oatmeal cookies are super easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients.

Start by combining the coconut oil, sugar, vanilla, and boiling water,. Then fold in the oats, flour, salt and baking soda to form your cookie dough.

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies quick oats

The cookie dough is so versatile you can use your favorite add-ins and make it your own.

For this recipe, I mixed in dark chocolate chips, but go ahead and use your favorite nuts, seeds, or dried fruits to make it your own! 

vegan chocolate chips

Now, doesn’t that look crazy delicious already? Maybe I should just skip the baking and eat the cookie dough!

Hmmm…

vegan oatmeal cookies cookie dough

Since you all are reading along, I guess I’ll go ahead and bake them. 😉

Scoop the cookie dough into roughly 1″ balls, and line them up on a baking sheet. 

vegan oatmeal cookies with oats

Make sure the cookies are spaced out evenly – they’ll increase in size while baking in the oven.

Then just bake for 10-12 minutes and they’re done! 

healthy vegan oatmeal cookies

They’re the healthiest vegan oatmeal cookies- soft, just a little chewy, and lightly sweet. Enjoy them with your favorite plant-based milk (I like almond milk!).

Tips for Perfect Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

– Try replacing the chocolate chips with your favorite mix-ins – macadamia nuts, dried berries, raisins, nuts – use your imagination!

– There’s no butter in these vegan oatmeal cookies! The coconut oil takes its place. If you don’t care for coconut oil, try replacing it with vegetable oil, olive oil, or even applesauce. These options are all more moist than coconut oil, so use a bit less. (For more options – click here to grab my vegan substitution cheat sheet!)

Dark chocolate is naturally vegan – as chocolate is made from the cacao plant! But it’s always good to check the label for any hidden ingredients. 

– To keep this recipe gluten-free, be sure to use a gluten-free variety of quick oats and a gluten-free baking flour.

– Store your vegan oatmeal cookies in an airtight container, and they’ll stay fresh for 5-7 days. 

Want to veganize any recipe?

If you haven’t already grabbed a copy, be sure to download my free cheat sheet full of vegan baking substitutions. It’s a super handy reference to print out and keep in your kitchen! 

vegan substitutions cheat sheet

Chocolate Chip Vegan Oatmeal Cookies Gluten Free Dairy Free

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

These vegan oatmeal cookies are bursting with chocolate chips, rolled oats, and naturally sweetened with brown sugar. They’re quick and easy to make in less than 30 minutes, plus they’re 100% vegan, and gluten-free.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: gluten free, vegan, vegetarian

Keyword: how to make vegan oatmeal cookies, Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Calories: 131kcal

24 cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.

  • Melt coconut oil. Mix in sugar, vanilla and boiling water.

  • Fold in oats, flour, salt and baking soda.

  • Mix in chocolate chips. 

  • Using a 1-inch cookie dough scoop, form balls of dough and place on baking sheet.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Calcium: 3.2% | Iron: 4.8%

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