Orange Oatmeal Cookies



If you’re looking for healthy snack ideas, I’ve got you covered. These healthy orange oatmeal cookies are the best vegan cookies you’ll ever make.



With a new routine working from home, I find myself looking for afternoon snacks constantly. From popcorn trail mix to granola bars and everything in between. And what’s the best way to keep your snack game healthy? Making them ahead of time!



These vegan orange cookies are soft, slightly chewy, and perfectly sweet! I love the combination of apple sauce and orange flavors. And the raisins add extra sweetness and texture.



What’s more, these healthy orange cookies are incredibly easy to make. You only need apple sauce, oats, raisins, and orange zest. It only takes 20 minutes and $1.00 to make. You can’t beat that!



Details:


Yield: 6-7 servings

Prep time: 2 min

Cooking time: 18 min

Total time: 20 min


Ingredients:


1 cup old fashioned oats

⅔ cup unsweetened apple sauce

1 tsp orange extract

1 tsp orange zest

½ tsp cinnamon

4 tbsp raisins

Optional: 1 tbsp brown sugar


Directions:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  2. In a medium bowl, add the oats, apple sauce, orange extract, orange zest, cinnamon, raisins, and brown sugar (optional) Combine well.

  3. Lightly grease a baking sheet with vegan butter.

  4. Form small cookies using your hands and place them in the baking sheet. Sprinkle more orange zest on top and brown sugar (optional).

  5. Bake the cookies for 18 minutes, and that’s it! They’re ready to be enjoyed with milk, tea, or your favorite beverage!


Notes:


  • Store in airtight containers for a week.

  • For extra texture, you can add shredded coconut and sunflower seeds before baking.

  • You can also replace raisins with dried cranberries.


Approximate cost:


$1.00. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.


Nutrition:


*Oats are packed with a variety of vitamins and nutrients. They’re rich in carbs and fiber and higher in protein and fat than other grains. Oats are also high in a soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which helps reduce cholesterol and promotes healthy gut bacteria.


*Oranges are primarily made up of carbs and water. They’re also a good source of fiber, which may support digestive health. Several vitamins and minerals are found in oranges, including vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and potassium. Oranges may benefit heart health and help prevent kidney stones. While not rich in iron, they may also protect against anemia by increasing your iron absorption.



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