One of my favourite things to do is go grab a coffee with a friend and of course inevitably buy a treat to nibble on as we chat. Of course this isn’t doable at the moment, but that didn’t stop my craving for an oatmeal raisin cookie! Once I decided that’s what I wanted to make, I quickly realised these would be easy to make vegan. Vegan doesn’t necessarily mean healthy but it does often mean healthier for the planet, so I am making vegan food whenever I can at the moment.
I did my usual browse of traditional recipes and vegan recipes and pieced together a recipe that I hoped would create the oatmeal raisin cookie of my dreams. Credit where it is due, my recipe turned out to be very similar to the one found on The Veg Life, with a few tweaks. Of course with my usual halving the recipe because this is a lockdown situation and we are conserving ingredients where possible, for future baking adventures!
- A quarter of a cup of vegan spread (I used Tesco Olive Spread, which works very well)
- A quarter of a cup of light brown sugar
- An eighth of a cup of granulated sugar
- One cup of plain flour
- A pinch of salt
- A quarter of a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- Half a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A quarter of a teaspoon of ground ginger
- A pinch of nutmeg
- An eighth of a cup of apple sauce
- Three quarters of a cup of oats
- Half a cup of raisins or sultanas
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees.
In mixing bowl, mix together your vegan spread and sugar (both the light brown and granulated) until the mixture becomes slightly smoother as the sugar begins to dissolve.
Then stir gently into the mix the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger and apple sauce. Once you’re happy this has all been fully mixed in, add the oats and raisins and mix in just enough so that they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Using a teaspoon, scoop up some mixture and roll into a small ball. Then place on a lined baking tray with plenty of space around it as it will spread! Pop into the oven and cook for around 9-minutes. Once they come out, resist eating them straight away and leave to cool. They’ll firm up and then you’ll be able to slide them off the baking paper and enjoy them.
They’re honestly absolutely delicious and I wholly recommend trying them!
What are some other good vegan recipes I should try?