Snack’d Ep.# 4 : Oats & Raisin Cookies (Vegan)

For the past month, I have been on a quest of compiling a set of healthy go to snacks on the blog. Today, the fourth one in the Snack’d Series is a vegan cookie recipe. My morning and evening tea rituals would not be complete without a biscuit/cookie. So, I had to crack a healthy recipe in this direction.

Now, that I have one, I can be charged guilty for endlessly raving about it to the people around me. Behold the recipe to understand the simplicity and health value of the ingredients.

Although Phoebe from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. claimed way back in the 90s that she makes the best oatmeal and raisin cookies; I can bet she’d love these equally. These soft and chewy cookies are:

1. Gluten Free
2. Dairy Free
3. Free from refined sugars

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On The Menu>> Vegan Oats & Raisin Cookies

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Ingredients:
This measurement yields about 8 cookies.
  1. Instant Oats – 1 cup
  2. Ripe Banana – 1
  3. Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Nut Butter – 1.5 tbsp
  5. Salt – a pinch
  6. Raisins –  2 tbsp
  • You may add a little brown/palm sugar if you want the cookies to be proper sweet.
Nutritional Facts:
  • Oats – They are whole grain cereals that are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Have no trans fats or sugar.
  • Banana – Good source of dietary fibre, vitamin C & B6, Potassium, Manganese and Magnesium. Very low in saturated fats, cholesterol and sodium.
  • Raisins – Have more fibre, vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants than the fresh grapes. Also, high in potassium and carbs.
  • Cinnamon – Great source for manganese, calcium and iron. It helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of heart diseases.
  • Nut Butter – Nuts provide with essential minerals, healthy fats to the body.

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Recipe Instructions:
  1.  Preheat your oven at 180/190 degrees Celsius.
  2.  This is a one bowl recipe. Start with mashing a ripe banana in a bowl.
  3.  To the banana puree add 1.5 tbsp of nut butter(I had used peanut butter) and combine it well.
  4.  Add the cinnamon powder, salt and rolled oats into the mixture.
  5.  Fold the raisins well into the mix and let it come together as a sticky dough. (At this point, you may refrigerate the mix for 20 mins if you wish)
  6.  Make equal sized cookie balls and place them on the baking tray that is lined with parchment/baking paper.
  7.  Flatten the cookies a little and place the tray in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for around 12mins or till the cookies start turning brown on top.
  8. Take out the cookies when done and allow them to cool at room temperature before serving.
These cookies are a little soft on the inside and have a chewy texture. Best to be enjoyed with a warm glass of milk or coffee.
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