Delicious Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Are you craving something sweet and crunchy but still want to stick to a healthy diet? Look no further! My Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe is exactly what you need. These tasty treats are the perfect way to indulge without any guilt, making them the ultimate snack for anyone who is health conscious.

I created these cookies with wholesome ingredients and without any animal products so that everyone can enjoy them. And trust me, they are so delicious that you won’t even notice they’re vegan! With my recipe, you’ll get soft and chewy snickerdoodle cookies infused with warm cinnamon, packed with fiber-rich oats, and sweetened with just the right amount of sugar. The best part? You’ll only need one bowl to make them – this recipe is as easy as it gets!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect snack to pack in your lunch bag or searching for a sweet treat for your next party, these vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies will satisfy your cravings while keeping it healthy. So let’s get baking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies
Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies

This vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookie recipe is more than just a treat – it’s a wholesome indulgence that you won’t be able to resist. While traditional cookies are often loaded with sugar and butter, these cookies are made with healthy ingredients that don’t sacrifice taste.

You’ll love this recipe because it’s vegan, gluten-free, and low calorie. With no animal products or gluten, this recipe caters to those with dietary restrictions while still providing a delicious snack. Plus, the use of oat flour and rolled oats instead of traditional all-purpose flour gives these cookies a heart-healthy boost.

The combination of cinnamon and coconut sugar creates a warm and comforting flavor that pairs perfectly with the soft chewy texture of the cookie. And with only ¼ cup of organic cane sugar used in the entire recipe, it’s far healthier than sugary alternatives.

Whether you’re looking for a snack to soothe your sweet tooth or an ingredient-packed dessert that won’t break your diet, these vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies will exceed your expectations. Enjoy them in moderation as part of a balanced diet for guilt-free indulgence!

Ingredient List

 A stack of freshly baked oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies, ready to be enjoyed!
A stack of freshly baked oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies, ready to be enjoyed!

Before we begin, it’s important to have all the ingredients ready. Here’s what you’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup vegan butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup + 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 2.5 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For rolling the cookies:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

These ingredients are all vegan and gluten-free, making them perfect for those with dietary restrictions. Additionally, they are easily accessible and can be found in most grocery stores. Be sure to measure everything accurately to ensure the best results!

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect treat for a cozy night in.
The perfect treat for a cozy night in.

Now that you have gathered all the ingredients, we are ready to make some amazing Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodles Cookies.

Mixing and Preparing the Dough

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet.
  2. Mix wet ingredients in a bowl: 1/2 cup vegan butter, 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, and 3/4 cup granulated sugar.
  3. In another bowl, mix dry ingredients until well combined: 2 cups of oats, 2 cups of oat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 2 tsp cream of tartar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients gradually while stirring until you get a dough consistency.
  5. Shape the dough into small balls with about 1-2 Tablespoons of dough each size.

Rolling the Cookies in Cinnamon Sugar

  1. Mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 2 tbsp cinnamon together in a separate bowl.
  2. Roll each cookie dough ball in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until it’s completely coated.

Baking the Cookies

  1. Place the cookie dough balls on your pre-lined baking sheet.
  2. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a measuring cup or by pressing down lightly with your fingers.
  3. Bake for about 12-15 min, or until lightly golden brown on top.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before transferring them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy your soft, chewy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies!

Substitutions and Variations

 These vegan cookies are easy to make and taste just as good as the traditional version!
These vegan cookies are easy to make and taste just as good as the traditional version!

As a vegan chef, I understand the importance of offering substitutions and variations to make sure everyone can enjoy my recipes. Here are some options you can try with this Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe:

– Gluten-Free Option: To make these snickerdoodles gluten-free, simply replace the spelt or white flour with oat flour or almond flour. You can use the same amount, 1 1/2 cup, as indicated in the recipe.

– Low-Calorie Option: If you want to cut down on calories, you can reduce the amount of sugar used in this recipe. Instead of using 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar, you can use a blend of coconut sugar and organic cane sugar, which are lower calorie alternatives. Use 3/4 cup coconut sugar and 1/4 cup organic cane sugar instead.

– Flax Eggs: Instead of 1/2 cup applesauce, you can use flax eggs as an egg substitute. To make one flax egg, combine 1 tablespoon of flax meal with 3 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes gelatinous. Use two flax eggs to replace the applesauce.

– Nut Butter Swaps: This recipe calls for vegan butter, but you can replace it with cashew butter or any nut butter of your choice. You could also try replacing the vegan butter with coconut oil for a slightly different flavor.

– Cookie Dough Add-Ins: You can get creative with this recipe and add ingredients like rolled oats, chocolate chips, nuts or raisins to the cookie dough. Simply fold them in before shaping into balls and rolling in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Overall, this Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe offers plenty of opportunities for variations and substitutions based on your dietary preferences or what ingredients you have on hand.

Serving and Pairing

 A close-up shot of a warm, gooey cookie with melty cinnamon sugar coating.
A close-up shot of a warm, gooey cookie with melty cinnamon sugar coating.

Once these vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies are out of the oven, the aroma alone will make your mouth water. These cookies are tasty at any time of day and make a wonderful snack when paired with a hot cup of your favorite tea or coffee.

These cookies also go perfectly with a glass of almond milk or coconut milk, which enhances their oatmeal flavor. For an extra special treat, try crushing up some of these cookies and using them as a topping on your favorite non-dairy ice cream.

These vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies are versatile enough to be served on any occasion. You can serve them at birthday parties, potlucks, or as a quick after work-out snack. Additionally, the ingredients necessary for this recipe are usually readily available in your pantry, so you can whip up a fresh batch whenever you have unexpected guests.

Pro tip: Consider arranging these cookies on a white plate or tray to create a timeless look that showcases their rustic charm. With their delicate texture and delicious taste, they are bound to become one of your favorite vegan snacks!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Who says healthy snacks can't be delicious? Try these oatmeal snickerdoodles and see for yourself!
Who says healthy snacks can’t be delicious? Try these oatmeal snickerdoodles and see for yourself!

Once you’ve baked these vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies, the best way to store them is in an airtight container at room temperature. These cookies can keep well for up to a week, but they are so delicious that they’ll likely be gone before then.

If you need to make-ahead, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to two days. When you’re ready to bake, just remove the dough from the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before scooping and baking.

For long-term storage, you can freeze unbaked cookie dough or pre-baked cookies. Simply scoop the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and chill it in the freezer until firm. Then transfer the frozen dough balls to a freezer-safe container or bag and store them for up to two months. To bake the frozen dough, just add a few minutes to the baking time.

To reheat your cookies, simply warm them up in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for five minutes or until desired temperature is reached. They’ll taste just as fresh as when they were first baked!

Finally, if you plan on gifting these vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies, consider giving them away in mason jars wrapped with ribbon or in fancy gift boxes with tissue paper. The lucky recipient will surely appreciate these little bites of chewy goodness!

Tips for Perfect Results

 These cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
These cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

As much as we’d like to believe that baking is an exact science, it’s not always the case. Sometimes even the most carefully measured ingredients and precise instructions don’t yield the best results. That’s where I come in – to give you my tips for perfectly baked vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies every time.

1. Don’t Overwork the Dough

Overworking the cookie dough can lead to tough, dry cookies. Once all of your ingredients are mixed together, only work the dough until everything is evenly combined. Resist the urge to knead or roll out the dough more than necessary.

2. Use Softened Vegan Butter at Room Temperature

Leaving your vegan butter out of the fridge for a few hours will help it become soft and pliable. This will make it easier to mix with the other ingredients in the recipe, leading to a better consistency.

3. Chill the Cookie Dough

Chilling cookie dough before baking allows the fats and liquids to evenly distribute throughout the dough, making for a more consistent texture and taste.

4. Invest in Quality Ingredients

Using high quality ingredients, like organic cane sugar or spelt white flour, can elevate your vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies from good to great.

5. Keep an Eye on Your Baking Time

It can be easy to get impatient and take cookies out of the oven too early, leading to undercooked centers and a less-than-ideal consistency. Set a timer and keep an eye on your cookies while they bake to achieve that perfect golden brown color.

6. Use High Quality Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a star ingredient in snickerdoodle cookies, so using fresh or high quality ground cinnamon can make a big difference in flavor.

7. Experiment with Substitutions

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different substitutions, such as using cashew butter instead of applesauce or swapping coconut sugar for granulated sugar, to make these vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies unique and perfect for your taste preferences.

By following these tips, you’ll no longer need luck on your side when baking these delicious vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies – you’ll have perfection every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these healthy vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. They are easy to make, low calorie, and packed with flavor. Whether you’re a vegan or just looking for a healthier alternative to classic oatmeal raisin cookies, these oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

With their soft and chewy texture and cinnamon sugar coating, these vegan snickerdoodles are a crowd-pleaser that can be enjoyed by everyone. And with the option to customize the recipe by adding chocolate chips or variations in flour types or sweeteners, you can make these cookies your own.

Moreover, the recipe’s ingredients like oats, applesauce, oat flour and spices like cinnamon are all gluten free which make it a perfect choice for people with gluten intolerance.

Overall, this recipe will not only satisfy your cravings but also ensure that you have a delicious snack that is free from guilt while keeping a healthy lifestyle. Give them a try today and delight yourself and your loved ones with these amazing vegan oatmeal snickerdoodle cookies!

Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies

Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Snickerdoodle Cookies Recipe

Vegan snicker doodle cookies made with oats and applesauce.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 173.3 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine 5 T sugar, oats, and baking powder in a bowl.
  • Add in the wet ingredients.
  • Pour 1/4 C sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon on flat surface.
  • Roll the dough into balls.
  • Roll dough in sugar and cinnamon until coated.
  • Place dough on cookie sheet.
  • Flatten dough.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.

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Serving: 57gCalories: 173.3kcalCarbohydrates: 34.9gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 47.5mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 14.1g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Healthy, Low Cholesterol
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