Some may believe oatmeal cookies are a tried-and-true dessert. However, we here at One Green Planet like to shake things up every once in a while. To help you celebrate National Oatmeal Cookie Day, we decided to share some of our more unique dessert recipes that feature oatmeal cookie flavors, textures, and tastes. Using the Food Monster App, we compiled a variety of ways for you to put a spin on your typical vegan oatmeal cookie recipes!

1. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

Combining cookies and ice-cream; the person who decided that this should be a thing is a pure genius! Simple, effortless and wow, what a treat these Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches turned out to be. Chewy, thick, sweet, full of texture and packed with chunks of chocolate chips. Yum!

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2. Samoa-Like Coconut Oatmeal Cookie
Vegan FOOD MONSTER - RECIPES Samoa-Like Coconut Oatmeal Cookie

Girl scouts will come to you asking for your cookies! These Samoa-Like Coconut Oatmeal Cookies may not be exactly like those cookies (these guys have oats), but will be close enough for those who want the memories without the hydrogenated oil and corn syrup. All the flavor without the bad stuff.

3. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Hazelnut Macaroons 
Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Hazelnut Macaroons

Cozy up with these amazing Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Hazelnut Macaroons cookies after dinner! Hazelnuts perfectly compliment this old fashioned chocolate chip oatmeal cookie. Shredded coconut adds extra flavor, making this a truly unique cookie. Perfect with a glass of almond milk before bed!

4. Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies
Vegan Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies

These Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies are supple, simple, only require 4 ingredients, and there’s no baking required! You get protein, probiotics, and prebiotics in this lil cookie. The 4 ingredients in here are simple… oats, pitted Medjool dates, natural almond butter, and chocolate protein powder!

5. Neapolitan Almond Macaroons
Vegan Neapolitan Almond Macaroons

There’s something about vibrantly colored desserts that just draw people in. ‘Unicorn’ creations are all the craze these days, and are what inspired this fun and vibrant dessert. These Neapolitan Almond Macaroons are decadent, filling, and easy to make! Plus the tri-color effect makes it perfect to serve at a party or to a crowd– it is definitely one made to impress.

6. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cookie Sandwiches
Vegan Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cookie Sandwiches

These are far from your ordinary ice cream cookie sandwiches. Homemade, naturally-sweetened vegan strawberry frozen yogurt is layered between two cookies made from buckwheat, almond flour, and rolled oats. Roll the edges of each of these froyo cookie sandwiches in crushed pistachios for an extra crunch and a cookbook-worthy look. Look how beautiful! These Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cookie Sandwiches are going to rock your world.

7. Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches With Coconut Cream Cheese Filling
Vegan Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches With Coconut Cream Cheese Filling

Write a love letter to carrot cake with these Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches. The cookies are made from a blend of whole wheat flour and oats with plenty of cinnamon, carrots, raisins, and walnuts. But it doesn’t stop there. They’re stuffed with a decadent coconut cream cheese filling so good, you might have to stop yourself from eating it by the spoonful — or, you know, just make an extra batch.

8. Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks Vegan Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks

This is a delicious Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks recipe with a hidden layer of jam and dried fruit, finished off with an oat crumble. The incorporated dried cherries give a lovely chewy texture to these flapjacks while adding in an extra burst of cherry flavor.

9. Oatmeal Bars
Vegan Oatmeal Bars

This is a simple and easy breakfast to make ahead recipe for a sweet treat on-the-go! These nutty and chocolatey Oatmeal Bars are made completely gluten-free. The white chocolate topping adds just a bit of butteriness to start your day on a sweet note! You would never know these bars were vegan and gluten-free.

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Of course, we have all the classic ways to enjoy your oats, too. But now you’re equipped with recipes that will even make the pickiest of cookie-eaters turn heads and ask for a recipes. Being that awesome person that you are, you point them right to the Food Monster App! It’s a great source for thousands of recipes– over 10,000 to be exact. You won’t be running out of ideas anytime soon. It’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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