Deluxe Oatmeal Cookies

It’s Vegan MoFo day #5 and the cookie mommy strikes again! After my chocolate chip cookie post two things happened. First I remembered how easy making cookies is! Second a reader asked about oatmeal cookies. So of course I had to give it a try. These cookies are deluxe because they soft and chewy and they include a variety of add ins. I would have added vegan chocolate chips too but I didn’t have any. You should use whatever combination of dried fruit and nuts/seeds, chips etc. you like or have on hand. These cookies are also wheat free.

Makes 2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour (you can make your own by grinding rolled oats)
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or whatever sugar you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/8 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup almond milk (use your preferred non-dairy milk)
  • 1  teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar. Add the shredded coconut, dried fruit and nuts. Mix well.

In a separate small mixing bowl, use a fork to whisk together the ground flaxseed and warm water and let sit a few minutes to thicken. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla and whisk together to combine.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl and mix until combined.

Use a spoon to drop 2 TBL of batter per cookie on an ungreased cookie sheet. Space cookies about 1 inch apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly golden. Allow to cool for 1 minute then use a spatula to loosen the cookies. Let them stay on the cookie sheet to cool completely (if you can resist eating them right away).

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5 Comments on “Deluxe Oatmeal Cookies

09/05/2014 at 1:29 pm

Is it possible for you to include the nutritional information with your recipes…please.

Ama Opare
09/06/2014 at 2:25 pm

Darlene it is not possible I am sorry. I will be indicating more details about the dishes, such as high raw, low fat, wheat free, etc beginning in the near future. As for more detailed information, it would be a guess at best. Our philosophy is to eat lots of fresh and raw fruits and veggies that are nutrient dense and avoid processed, overly fat, salty or sweetened food. This way your nutrient needs are met.

Ama Opare
09/06/2014 at 2:30 pm

This recipe is certainly not suitable for everyone. Those who are in a healing phase and focusing on raw foods should avoid it.

09/05/2014 at 12:28 pm

Great job Ama!! I can’t wait to get your book!

Ama Opare
09/05/2014 at 1:08 pm

Thanks Jahfari! Now I gotta stay away from the cookies for a while. 🙂


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