Vegan Oatmeal Apricot Cookies

Have you ever tried vegan oatmeal apricot cookies? I wanted to share with you a delightful treat that will be perfect for your weekly meal planning.  They are simply amazing! Not only are they chewy and moist, but they are also vegan-friendly.

Imagine enjoying these scrumptious cookies before or after your workout session. They are an excellent way to boost your energy levels and maintain a healthy balance. With the combination of oats and apricots, you’ll feel satisfied and fuelled up for whatever lies ahead.

So why not include these oatmeal apricot cookies in your meal planning? They are not only delicious but also a wonderful addition to your active lifestyle. Give them a try and see how they elevate your energy and keep you feeling great throughout the day. Enjoy!

Why are Vegan Oatmeal Apricot Cookies Good for You?

Making your own snacks is such a great idea. Not only does it allow you to avoid all those extra additives like salt, sugar, and fat that are often found in packaged snacks, but it’s also much better for your overall health.

The best part is, it’s really affordable and super simple to make. You can easily store these snacks in a sealable container for up to 2 weeks, or if you want to keep them for even longer, you can pop them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Now, let’s talk about the nutritional value. Each cookie contains 88 calories and is packed with healthy carbohydrates and sugars. To keep things balanced, it’s recommended to limit yourself to 2 cookies per day. They’re especially great to have before or after exercise.

The best thing about this recipe is that it caters to various dietary preferences. It’s suitable for both vegans and vegetarians, it’s gluten-free, low in calories and fat, and provides a good source of healthy carbohydrates. Plus, it’s so easy to whip up and won’t break the bank.

So why not give it a try? Your taste buds and your body will thank you!

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies Vegan

What You’ll Need

Instant oats

Rolled oats are an important gluten free whole grain that are packed with vital vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. They have many health benefits such as improved weight, lowered cholesterol and blood sugar levels and may help relieve constipation.

Chickpea flour

This is a great alternative to refined white flour that contains gluten and is not suitable for those with celiac disease. It is lower in calories and carbohydrates than refined flour and is also rich in protein and fibre. Chickpea flour may also have antioxidant potential reducing the effects of harmful compounds from processed foods.

Baking powder

Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods. It also has a variety of health and beauty benefits such as whitening teeth, zaps odours, calms heartburn and stomach upset, and relieves migraines.

Ground cinnamon

Is high in medicinal properties, it is loaded with antioxidants and is also an anti-inflammatory that helps fight bacterial, fungal infections and lowers blood sugar levels. Cinnamon may also protect against cancer, have beneficial effects on neurodegenerative diseases and may help fight HIV virus.

Salt

Acts as an electrolyte in the body and assists with fluid balance, nerve transmission and muscle function.

Coconut oil

Contains healthy fatty acids that can encourage your body to burn fat and supplies fast acting energy to your body and brain. Coconut oil has many benefits including; lowering bad cholesterol in the blood, reducing abdominal fat and killing harmful bacteria in the gut.

Applesauce

Apples are rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre and contain vital antioxidants that help neutralise free radicals. They may contribute to fullness and reduced calorie intake and also help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Vanilla extract

Vanilla has been used as a medical treatment to help calm and treat depression. It also has antibacterial properties that help prevent infection and antioxidants that help reduce the damage from free radicals.

Maple syrup

Real maple syrup is a natural sweetener and plant-based product that has a number of antioxidants and offers health benefits. However maple syrup is high in sugar and is only beneficial if you are replacing it with refined sugar. Adding it to your diet without restricting other sugars can help you gain weight.

Dried apricots

Fat free, low in calories and great tasting. Dried apricots have a variety of essential nutrients; vitamin C and A, phosphorus, calcium and potassium and fibre which all offer numerous health benefits.

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies Vegan

How to Make Vegan Oatmeal Apricot Cookies

Firstly, preheat the oven to 325°F / 160°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Then in a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

Take a separate bowl and prepare the wet ingredients.  Whisk together the coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla and then stir in the maple syrup so that all is mixed well.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, making sure that everything is well incorporated. Then lastly add the apricots and fold into the mixture.

Roll the dough into 15 small balls and then place them back in the bowl.  Put them back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  If you are chilling for longer, cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

Place the dough into 15 rounded scoops on the baking sheet, you may need to push them down a little with a spoon or use your hands to make the shape.

Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes until they have become slightly golden in colour.  Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet or on a wire rack.

How to Store and Make Ahead

You can make as many batches of these wonderful vegan oatmeal apricot cookies as you like.  Once they have cooled place them in a sealed container and eat within 2 weeks.  You can freeze them up to 2 months, but I definitely recommend making them fresh, they taste so much better :)

If you try this vegan oatmeal apricot cookies recipe or have a comment then feel free to leave a rating and let me know.  I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make, thanks!

Oatmeal Apricot Cookies

Oatmeal apricot cookies are a great addition to your weekly meal planning ideas.  These chewy and moist vegan cookies are ideal to consume before or after your workout session to help improve energy balance.

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Flat baking tray
  • Parchment paper / baking paper
  • 1 cup instant oats
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F / 160°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

  3. Then in a separate bowl, prepare the wet ingredients.  Whisk together the coconut oil, applesauce, and vanilla and then stir in the maple syrup so that all is mixed well.

  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, making sure that everything is well incorporated. Then lastly add the apricots and fold into the mixture.

  5. Roll the dough into 15 small balls and then place them back in the bowl.  Put them back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.  If you are chilling for longer, cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

  6. Place the dough into 15 rounded scoops on the baking sheet, you may need to push them down a little with a spoon or use your hands to make the shape.

  7. Bake at 325°F for 20-25 minutes until they have become slightly golden in colour.  Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet or on a wire rack.

TOP TIP – You can make your own homemade unsweetened applesauce very easily instead of buying it from the store.  Plus it is so much healthier for you.

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