Did you know there is such a thing as National Oatmeal Day? Well, there is… and that day is today! Happy National Oatmeal Day!
While it seems like there is a holiday for everything these days, there are actually plenty of reasons to celebrate oatmeal. It’s a fantastic source of fiber, it can lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, enhance your immune system, stabilize your blood sugar, lower type 2 diabetes risk, protect against breast cancer and heart disease, help you lose weight, and it’s even great for your skin! All hail oatmeal!
What better way to celebrate a holiday than with cookies!? Oatmeal cookies, of course!
As you know, I’m currently obsessed with Modern Oats instant oatmeal. It’s all GF and vegan, it’s delicious, nutritious, and ready in 3 minutes. The perfect thing for life on the go. One of my favorites is their Chocolate Cherry oatmeal which also has almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, golden raisins, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. YUM! Double YUM when you take this cup of oats and use it to make Chocolate Cherry Cookies! Happy Oatmeal Day to me!
Although this recipe isn’t ready in 3 minutes, it is still incredibly easy. Start to finish it took me about 20 minutes and I was left with the best GF, vegan cookies I have ever had. For real. Like, no one will believe you when you tell them it’s GF and vegan, kind of good. You could use any variety of Modern Oats for these beauties. Just substitute a different flavor to suit your tastebuds! Trust me when I tell you the Chocolate Cherry is ridiculously amazing but you can also use the Nuts & Seeds, Apple Walnut, 5 Berry, Goji Blueberry, or Mango Blackberry.
Makes 9 cookies
1 2.6 oz Modern Oats Chocolate Cherry All Natural Oatmeal
1 c GF oat flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ c coconut oil
½ c light brown sugar
2 Tbsp almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet. In a medium bowl, mix oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a larger bowl, cream the coconut oil with the brown sugar. Add almond milk and vanilla extract. Then stir in your Modern Oats. Add dry ingredients and mix well. With a tablespoon, drop batter on your parchment lined baking sheet, leaving a little space between cookies as they will spread! Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!