My dad’s favorite treat was oatmeal cookies… so I made him some! 8 years ago today the world lost an amazing soul. Instead of moping around (100% thought about it) I’ve decided I’m going to celebrate. Celebrate his life. Celebrate the life he set up for my sister and I. Celebrate that I know he is proud of me because after a long 8 years, I’ve finally found my true happiness.
How am I going to celebrate? With his favorite cookies of course!
There’s nothing overly special about these babies but I wanted to make them true to his likely. No nuts, chocolate or raisins. Just plain oatmeal cookies.
Now, a good ‘ole classic oatmeal cookie full of butter and sugar was really what my dad loved BUT he was always my biggest supporter when I tried to ‘healthify’ things. I don’t think he would mind too much that I did the same with these cuties.
They’re vegan, gluten-free, lower in fat (oh hey apple sauce) and low in sugar. What they aren’t lacking is flavor! If you are a chocolate chip fan in your oatmeal cookies, don’t be shy! I’d add 1/2 cup of these chocolate chips to get chocolately deliciousness in every bite!
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Classic Oatmeal Cookies
- 2 tbsp Coconut Oil soft but not melted
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
- 2-4 tbsp Coconut Sugar depending on your preferred sweetness//alt. use maple syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Oat Flour
- 1 cup Oatmeal
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut oil. apple sauce, sugar and vanilla.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir together until just combined.
- Scoop tbsp sized dough balls onto your baking sheet. You should get about 16 cookies. Push them down slightly with your fingers or a spatula.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool for two minutes on the baking sheet before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.