This past week my daughter and I celebrated a beautiful day together doing all things girly. We painted our nails, did mud masks, had a tea party and baked cookies. No boys allowed, just us girls enjoying our femininity. It was awesome! We had so much fun together that we both agreed that we needed to do it again and set a date for next month. We are calling it our Goddess Day!
Not only was it an awesome day but we also got to enjoy these amazing vegan oatmeal cookies. They are simple to make and perfect to add to any tea party.
- 1 cup grounded oats
- 1 cup apple sauce or large apple
- 2 tablespoon grounded flax seed
- 1/2 cup all natural, salted almond butter or peanut butter
- 1/2 cup dates (soaked)
- 1/2 cup whole oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Toppings: 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup sliced almonds, 1/2 cup raisins, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Add apple, dates, flax seed, cinnamon and nut butter to a food processor and pulse until evenly combined. (scrape down sides as needed)
- Next add the grounded oats and pulse until a wet dough is formed.
- Fold in whole oats and toppings. Then chill and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Using an ice cream scooper, form into discs, then arrange on baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
- 2 cups of toppings is needed for this recipe. Use whatever you like, raisins, chocolate, cranberries, sliced almonds etc...
- Store leftovers in an airtight container for several days. Move to the fridge or freezer for longer term storage.
I hope you give this recipe a try and if you do, take a picture and tag me on Instagram @LiveSimplyNatural or @LSNatural on Twitter or, pin it for later on Pinterest. I love seeing what you guys are cooking up in the kitchen. Stay tuned for more simple vegan recipes!
Oats are a good source of protein, fat, carbohydrate, and dietary fiber. They have a low sugar content and contain zero cholesterol. Oats have many vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E and vitamin K. Oatmeal has been known to increase heart health, control diabetes, aid in cancer prevention, and increased immunity. It’s also known to help with weight loss since they contain high amounts of dietary fiber, nutrients, and are low in calories and fat. This helps keep your stomach full for longer and prevents you from eating unhealthy snacks between meals. Oats are also great for treating constipation due to it’s high fiber content. People suffering from celiac disorder can also consume a moderate amount of oats, since they are not wheat-based, despite having trace amounts of gluten.2