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Oatmeal Cookies with Flaxseed

Oatmeal Cookies with Flaxseed

Is your sweet tooth asking to be satisfied again? Well, these oatmeal cookies will keep it at ease. Our sugar-free recipe makes for the most hearty cookies. With a batch of these on your hand, the only thing you'll want to do is curl up on the couch all day. 

If you've been part of the vegan.io family for a while now, you probably know we are not big fans of refined sugar. For that reason, I like using all kinds of ingredients to make food sweet while staying away from refined sugar. 

Dates are a great option! They have been used as a natural sweetener for the longest time in many countries around the world. Aside from adding them to a bunch of different recipes sometimes, I even eat them on their own.

Since we have this incredible ingredient easily available I always try to take advantage of it. After all that said, our oatmeal cookies are sweetened with dates and there's not a trace of refined sugar in them. 

We took care of the sweet part of this recipe. So now, let me tell you of the other good things you'll find in these oatmeal cookies. I threw in a bunch of different ingredients to make them healthy and hearty. This combo can be hard to achieve when making desserts. But I think these cookies are spot on. 

Oatmeal cookies need…well, oatmeal. I love using oatmeal because of all the great benefits it has. Is good for your heart, it helps you control cholesterol levels, as well as blood sugar, hypertension, weight loss and it helps with constipation. And it is super easy to include in one's diet.

To pump up the nutrients in these oatmeal cookies I also added some seeds, flax seeds and sunflower seeds. They are considered a superfood and have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. We try to include them in whatever recipe we can and adding them to this oatmeal cookies was super easy. 

Flax seeds are less known that sunflower seeds but have become super popular. And for a good reason. They are a good source of fibre, protein, omega-3 acids, vitamins and minerals. They boost your immune system, help you fight disease, reduce inflammation, and are good for your skin, hair, eyes, and kidneys. 

You need to ground flaxseeds so the body can absorb all its nutrients more easily and it also works as a better binder. You can add the sunflower whole and get the same benefits as if you ground them. They add a bit of a crunch to our oatmeal cookies too, which I love.

As you can see there are all kinds of healthy hearty ingredients here. With a pinch of salt, we are enhancing all the flavours. A bit of vanilla extract will make the taste of these oatmeal cookies pop.

And we are adding protein powder to the mix, I think this makes the cookies a bit grainy. But a cup of coffee or your favourite warm beverage on the side will definitely seal the deal. 

Ingredients
10
Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Breakfast, Snacks
Serves: 20
Allergens: Gluten

Ingredients

For the cookie

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup date (pitted and chopped)
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 cups jumbo rolled oats
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup unflavoured sunwarrior protein powder
  • 2 cups wheat flour

For the wet ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups date (pitted and chopped)
  • 1 cup margarine (room temperature)
  • 4 tbsps vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Use a blender and add the almond milk, vanilla extract and just enough dates that your blender can blend into a smooth mixture.
  3. In a big bowl mix the dry ingredients.
  4. Use your hands and knead the ingredients from the blender together with the margarine and the dry ingredients.
  5. Make cookie balls and press them a bit flat, bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Let them cool down a bit before you eat them, enjoy!

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