These Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are soft and chewy, and they’ll melt in your mouth. They’re filled with juicy cranberries and have a caramelly center. Quick and simple to make cookies that will be ready in under 30 minutes.

My family just returned to Jamaica from their summer vacation. Our days were long, and the nights were very short. We definitely need to get back on schedule.

I also love to make kid-friendly cookies like my Thumbprint Cookies and my Cranberry Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies; they are so yummy!

These easy vegan oatmeal cranberry cookies require just a few ingredients and ten minutes of active time for preparation. These delicious Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are so crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, perfect for the holidays! Pure, wholesome cookie goodness!

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

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Why Will You Love These Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies?

I’m sure you will love these Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies because:

  • They’re vegan and gluten-free, and they’re fragrant and lightly flavored.
  • They’re chewy and soft.
  • They’re satisfying and filling.
  • Oil-free options are available.
  • They’re free of refined sugar.
  • They’re pretty simple to make but taste amazing!
  • They are combined in one bowl.
  • Crispy on the outside.
  • Soft and chew on the inside.
  • Healthy and nutritious. Made with whole grains and filled with the goodness of cranberries (keep reading for more on that)!
  • These vegan oatmeal cranberry cookies are a great option if you want to add some fruit to your diet. The cranberries give them just enough sweetness, but it’s not too much for my kids.
  • Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies are a great snack to have around the house for when you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to ruin your diet.
  • These cookies are also great for school lunches or even after-school snacks.
  • They’re ideal for dinner or dessert.
  • They’re perfect for the holidays and make fantastic food gifts. I guarantee they’ll be a hit!
  • They hold up great!
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Ingredients In Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

  • Rolled Oats (Certified Gluten-Free)
  • Oat Flour
  • Gluten-Free Flour
  • Ground Almonds
  • Coconut Sugar or Cane Sugar
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Ground Flaxseeds
  • Baking Powder
  • Orange Juice
  • Coconut Oil

How To Make Gluten-Free Vegan Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

I made these scrumptious Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry cookies for everyone. They are a spin-off of my favorite granola recipe.

In a large bowl, mix oats, oat flour, gluten-free flour, ground almonds, sugar, cranberries, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the orange juice and coconut oil. Drop heaped tablespoons of dough onto a prepared baking sheet, about an inch apart. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

They are light, buttery, and crispy. They literally melt in your mouth! They are so delicious, you will just have to try them.

*I made my own oat flour and ground almonds in my high-speed blender. I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour.

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

How To Serve Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies?

Enjoy them for breakfast or as a healthy afternoon snack for you or the kids!

I recommend eating them warm because they taste much better that way! Serve with tea or coffee. They are deliciously served with almond milk!

How To Store Them?

Make sure to eat them right immediately before storing them. These are delicious. However, keep them for 2 weeks at room temperature and 4 weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If the cookies have been refrigerated, reheat them for two minutes in a toaster oven and allow them to cool fully for a fresh cookie effect.

Recipe Notes

  • I made my own oat flour and ground almonds in my high-speed blender. I used Bobs Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour.
  • Don’t forget to chill the dough! Otherwise, the cookies will spread during baking.
  • Allow them to cool entirely to room temperature after baking for crispier, firmer cookies.
  • While pressing them to flat, the best trick is to lightly oil the back of your little bowl and wipe it with a tissue; after that, press. The batter will not stick to the bowl, and it will be simple to release.

Substitutions For This Recipe Include:

  • Any liquid sweetener will do maple syrup, brown rice syrup, agave syrup, and so forth.
  • Any sort of oil can be used: olive oil, coconut oil, or vegetable oil
  • Cashew butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter can be substituted for coconut oil in an oil-free alternative.
  • Ground walnuts or hazelnuts can be substituted for ground almonds.
  • In order to make this recipe nut-free, substitute ground sunflower seeds for the almonds and substitute nut-free- plant-based milk for the almond milk.
  • The dried cranberries can be replaced with dried cherries, raisins, or chocolate chips if desired.
  • If you love nuts, you can add a handful of chopped nuts to the batter before it’s baked.

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Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Is The Flavor Of These Cookies?

They have a sweet, chewy texture and an acidic, sour flavor. It’s a fun dish because it uses dried cranberries.

Are These Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies Healthy?

Yes! These are very nutritious and may easily become your favorite breakfast. They are made with cranberries, oats, and ground almonds, and flax seeds.

Cranberries are considered a Superfood owing to their high nutritional and antioxidant content. Cranberry contains numerous essential nutrients, including fiber, copper, manganese, and vitamins C, E, and K1. Several of which have been demonstrated to be beneficial against urinary tract infections.

  • Higher fiber consumption can also lower a person’s risk of acquiring stroke, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stomach problems, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Vitamin C is an incredibly effective natural antioxidant that can help in the treatment of a range of diseases.
    • Boosts the immune system
    • Reduce the oxidative stress induced by free radicals
    • Increase plant-based iron uptake
    • Encourage collagen production to aid in wound healing
  • Cranberries are also high in antioxidants, associated with improved immune function, decreased blood pressure, improved cardiovascular health, and even cancer prevention.

Oats are one of the most nutritious grains. They are, in fact, gluten-free whole grains that are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. According to research, oats provide numerous health benefits. Improved blood sugar levels, a lower risk of heart disease, and weight loss are among a few of the advantages.

Almond is an excellent source of essential nutrients for the body, including dietary fiber, protein, and magnesium. Almonds are a nutrient-dense and satisfying snack in a single serving.

Almonds are high in calcium and phosphorus, both of which help to strengthen bones and prevent fractures. It’s also high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and beneficial antioxidants like vitamin E. If you’re on a low-carb diet, this gluten-free baking ingredient is a great choice.

Flax seeds are high in a variety of nutrients. Their potential health benefits are mostly due to their high omega-3 fats, lignans, and fiber. Flax seeds include lignans, a class of minerals with potent antioxidant and estrogenic activities.

They may prevent the occurrence of breast, prostate, and other cancers. Due to their high fiber content, flaxseeds can help improve digestive health, lower cholesterol, improve heart health, and keep you fuller for a longer time.

Coconut Palm Sugar: I made them without using any processed sugar. I also used coconut palm sugar to sweeten the dish. 

How Do I Know When My Cookies Are Done?

If you want your cookies to be soft and chewy, take them out of the oven while the middle are still soft. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet; they will firm up as they cool.

How Should Oatmeal Cookies Be Stored Keep Them Soft And Moist?

Keep them at room temperature in a tightly sealed, airtight container.

Consider including a slice of bread in the container. Just don’t put it straight on cookies because it will make them soggy.

Can I Freeze The Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies?

Yes, baked or unbaked, they can be frozen. Once the cookies have been made into balls, I freeze them. When they’re firm enough to handle, transfer them to a zip-top bag and store them in the freezer. The dough balls do not need to be thawed before baking; simply bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Can You Make Oatmeal Cookies With Quick Oats?

If you have quick oats on hand, you can substitute them for regular oats, but the cookies will have a different chewiness and overall texture. Because quick oats are already cooked, they are less chewy & softer than rolled oats.

What Makes Oatmeal Cookies Dry?

They should be ideal oatmeal doughy and chewy cookies. If they do dry out, it’s most likely because you used too much flour.

Is Oat Cookies Good For Weight Loss?

Even with healthy ingredients, an oatmeal cookie is still a cookie. It’s fine to have one sometimes. They may have more nutrients than other cookies, but they still have a lot of fat & sugar that are not so good for you and may cause you to gain weight.

Can I Substitute Earth Balance Buttery Spread For Coconut Oil?

Yes. If you only have vegan butter on hand, it will work. Simply omit the salt, as salted butter contains around ¼ tsp. of salt per stick.

Is It Possible To Add Carob Chips?

Carob chips also work well in this recipe. Substitute 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips for the cranberries.

A Final Thought…

It is always best to bake your cookies from scratch. That way, you know there are no strange ingredients. My Vegan Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies were delicious, moist, and very chewy. Once you try one, you will be hooked!

 

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 103 kcal / 431 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Carbs: 11 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • For: 20 cookies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease baking sheet then line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix oats, oat flour, gluten-free flour, ground almonds, sugar, cranberries, ground flaxseeds, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Stir in orange juice and coconut oil into mixture until fully combined.
  5. Drop heaped tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet, about an inch apart. Slightly flatten.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven, allow to cool on cooling rack.
  8. Delicious served with almond milk!
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.