Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Vegan Oatmeal-Fruit Cookies

Low calorie vegan oatmeal cookies

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Yield: 12 cookies
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
47 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 47
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Bake delicious vegan oatmeal-fruit cookies with this quick and simple recipe. The cookies are crunchy, naturally sweetened, supplemented with oatmeal, and flavored with your favorite fruits. Sure to please everyone, they're a tasty treat that is perfect for the holidays, parties, potlucks, and bake sales, or any time you just want a sweet vegan snack.

In this vegan cookie recipe, you'll make a batter of oatmeal, soy milk, ripe banana, dried fruit, and sugar-free preserves. The fruit sweetens the cookies perfectly so you don't have to include any sugar. Rather than flour, the oatmeal, nuts, and banana hold them together.

There are several ways to customize the cookies to your taste or the ingredients you have on hand. For instance, give the cookies a subtle flavor with vanilla soy milk. You can also use mixed dried fruit or any combination of apples, apricots, cherries, pineapple, and more. The sugar-free preserves bring in another layer of flavor; berries are a favorite option, so look for jars of blueberry, raspberry, or strawberry preserves. You have just as many choices with the nuts; try walnuts, pecans, or pistachios.

Have fun mixing and matching ingredients, too. Pear preserves would be great with dried apples and pistachios. Dried apricots and cherries would be an interesting match with strawberry preserves and walnuts. For summer snacks, try a tasty combination of dried pineapple and mango with blueberry preserves and pecans. Get seasonal during the holidays with dried cranberries and apples, orange marmalade, and almonds.

These are drop cookies, so you'll simply mix the oatmeal-fruit batter and drop them onto the baking sheet. A layer of parchment paper ensures they'll slide off the pan with ease once baked. From start to finish, you'll have freshly baked cookies out of the oven in less than 30 minutes. The recipe makes a dozen cookies and can easily be scaled up so you can make a few batches at once.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup oatmeal

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped dried fruit

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 tablespoon soy milk, or more as needed

  • 1 tablespoon sugar-free preserves

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped nuts

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375 F.

    Ingredients for low calorie vegan oatmeal cookies
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  2. In a bowl, add the oatmeal, dried fruit, mashed banana, soy milk, preserves, salt, and nuts. Mash thoroughly, and add a bit more soy milk as needed.

    Mix together ingredients
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  3. Drop the cookies by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet.

    Drop cookies on spoonfuls
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  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

    Bake until golden brown
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