I am usually ALL IN when it comes to the COZY feels of oatmeal in the morning however with the weather warming up my "OATMEAL MAKING" has taken a bit of a back burner.
Don't get me wrong, I still loooove oatmeal but let's be real-It's NOT really a grab and go breakfast option. Especially when I have hit the snooze button a few too many times...hence these little beauties were born...OATMEAL To-Go!!!! ...and if you are interested to know these cookies are Vegan and Gluten Free.
1 cup raw almonds, toasted and finely chopped
1 cup flaked coconut, toasted
2 cups rolled oats
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp bran
2 tsp hemp hearts
2 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp Himalayan pink salt
1/2 cup dairy-free milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup + 2 tsp maple syrup
1 cup mashed banana (~2 large bananas)
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350F. Parchment line 2 baking sheets and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the toasted nuts, toasted coconut, rolled oats, cinnamon, bran, hemp hearts, chia seeds and salt. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a 4 cup, glass liquid measuring cup, add the dairy free milk, coconut oil and maple syrup and gently heat up until melted in the microwave. Add the banana, lemon juice and vanilla and blend together with a hand blender until combined.
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined, add the chocolate and stir until the mixture is even.
Using a large cookie scoop, place mounds of dough on the lined baking sheet. Press flat with the back of a fork–the shape won’t change as it bakes. Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges start to brown. Remove from the oven; cool completely on the baking sheet. Store in the fridge for 2 weeks or freeze for later use.
**Feel free to use any nuts and any kind of coconut you have at home. If you don't want to make these cookies vegan, you can use milk and butter (instead of the coconut oil) and then regular chocolate chips, they will turn out just fine***
Let me know what you think of the recipe in the comments below :)