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. 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
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 by Lauren Wright turned out to be. Chewy, thick, sweet, full of texture, and packed with chunks of chocolate chips. Yum!
Girl Scouts will come to you asking for your cookies! These Samoa-Like Coconut Oatmeal Cookies by Christy Morgan 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.
Cozy up with these amazing Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Hazelnut Macaroons by Emma D’Alessandro 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!
These Flourless Chocolate Almond Butter Protein Cookies by Michele Elizabeth 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 here are simple… oats, pitted Medjool dates, natural almond butter, and chocolate protein powder!
Source: 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 by Jasmine Briones 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 one made to impress.
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 by Marta Ansaldo and Mimma Sangiorgio are going to rock your world.
Source: Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches
Write a love letter to carrot cake with these Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches by Jasmine Briones. 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
Source: Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks
This is a delicious Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks recipe by Holly Jade 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.
Source: Oatmeal Bars
This is a simple and easy breakfast to make ahead for a sweet treat on the go! These nutty and chocolatey Oatmeal Bars by Melanie Sorrentino 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.
Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home!
Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
For those of you interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Weekly Vegan Meal Plans
- Plant-Based Health Resources
- Plant-Based Food & Recipes
- Plant-Based Nutrition Resources
- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
- Budget-Friendly Plant-Based Recipes
- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
- Plant-Based Meal Prep
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