Oat cookies with date chunks, sounds delicious, right? I am definitely in love and those who know me, know that I love sweets. In addition to chocolatey snacks, it can also be something a little more substantial now and then, with oatmeal and dates. I need nerve food more than ever at the moment, because Corona is pushing us all to the limit. What is allowed, what is not allowed? Travel? Yes, no or just maybe? I don’t even want to talk about all the other issues. One thing is for sure, it wears on the nerves and for that I need healthy snacks. Dates are great for this, on their own or as in this recipe combined with oatmeal in the form of a cookie(or two). I would love to get right back in the kitchen and bake another batch. The first one is already eaten away.
Oat cookies with date chunks
These cookies are once again gluten-free, oil-free and naturally sweetened. In terms of ingredients, we keep it simple and manageable this time too. Kernel oats, almond flour, baking powder, almond paste, maple syrup, bourbon vanilla, coarsely chopped dates and salt. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Hmmmm, I promise you they not only sound good, but they taste good too.
I use light almond paste because it works so well. But you can use any other nut mush of your choice. If you’re a fan of sesame seeds, I recommend using tahini. Here, as with nut musks, there is also a dark and a light version. Easier to process and more beautiful in color is light sesame paste. Please pay attention to whether the mush is already salted.
Note: If the tahini or nut mush you use is already salted, then please omit the pinch of salt from the recipe. That would be double otherwise and who wants too much salt in sweet cookies?
Make vegan oil free cookies yourself
My husband told me the other day to please watch out because I make so many cookie recipes. Do you also think we have too much? Honestly, I love cookies and I think I’ll be making a lot more of them in the future. For anyone who is curious now, here is a list of all the cookie recipes I have ever made on my site. Including my personal ranking.
- Marzipan cookies (delicious especially in the cold season)
- No Bake Cookies (quick and easy)
- Coconut chocolate cookies (my personal number 3)
- Chickpea cookies (super healthy and high in fiber)
- Double Chocolate Cookies (my personal number 2)
- Oat peanut cookies (crunchy, sweet, delicious)
- Tahini chocolate cookies (super sesame note)
- Simple chocolate oat cookies (chocolate and oats to fall in love with)
- Vegan cardamom cookies (super delicious, oriental, addiction factor high)
- Orange oat cookies (pleasantly fruity)
- Pumpkin Ginger Cookies (slight spiciness thanks to ginger)
- Thumbprints with nut nougat (liquid chocolate center, what more could you want?)
- The best vegan chocolate cookies (absolute classic, always and everywhere goes down well, my first recipe on this blog and undisputed my personal number 1)
- Cinnamon buns coffee cookies (like cinnamon buns only crispier)
As you can see, there is still room for improvement with the cookies, there is still more to do. Are you ready for these super simple, irresistible cookies? You are
- Quickly made
- Fine date chunks
Let’s go with these incredibly delicious veganoat cookies with date chunks, I hope you enjoy baking them and of course about a review at the bottom of this page. If you post a picture, use the hashtag #veganevibes.
Oat Cookies with Date Chunks (20 minutes)
- 100 g Oatmeal pithy
- 55 g Almond flour for a non-gluten-free variant, use spelt or wheat flour
- 60 g Dates Seeds removed and cut into pieces
- 30 g Applesauce
- 120 g Nut puree I use light almond paste, but any other nut paste or tahini will work
- 80 ml maple syrup
- 1/2 tbspn Baking powder
- ¼ tbspn Bourbon vanilla
- A pinch of salt
- Heat oven to 175 degrees convection (195 degrees top/bottom heat) and line a baking sheet with baking paper or a permanent baking mat.
- Combine rolled oats, almond flour, applesauce, nut puree, maple syrup, baking powder, bourbon vanilla, and salt in a bowl and mix to form a sticky but compact dough.100 g Oatmeal, 55 g Almond flour, 30 g Applesauce, 120 g Nut puree, 80 ml maple syrup, 1/2 tbspn Baking powder, ¼ tbspn Bourbon vanilla, A pinch of salt
- Mix in date chunks.60 g Dates
- TIP: If the dough is too dry, simply add a splash of vegetable milk. Please be careful and do not overdose, otherwise the dough will quickly become too mushy.
- Separate 12 equal pieces with a spoon and spread dough on the baking sheet (lined with baking paper or permanent baking mat). Shape into even cookies with moistened hands and place in oven.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Together with a hot drink, with a scoop of ice cream, or just enjoy it!
- Shelf life up to 5 days when sealed airtight.