I haven’t had a chance to bake for the last couple of weeks (other than a botched attempt at making my own granola). I am a big fan of oatmeal cookies. I came across this recipe and tried it immediately. These cookies are quick and easy to make, and the results are delish!

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
(recipe adapted from Alicia Silverstone)
2 cups oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cups brown sugar
2 t cream of tartar
2 t baking soda
1 t fine sea salt
2/3 c maple syrup
1 cup canola oil
2 t vanilla extract
2 t cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 cup pepitas
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix together the oats through to the salt. Stir in the maple syrup, oil, vanilla and spices. And then combine the cranberries/raisins, pepitas and coconut. Use your hands to shape dough into tablespoon sized balls. Place balls onto a prepared cookie sheet, spaced 2″ apart and slightly flatten the balls with your hands. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tops are slightly golden. Let cool on tray for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 24 cookies.

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