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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

These vegan oatmeal cookies are super easy to make, and made with just 6 ingredients. And trust me, you won't be able to stop at just one!
Course Snack
Cuisine baking, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Calories 183kcal
Author Shivani Raja


  • 2.5 cups/ 300 grams Self Raising Flour*
  • 1 cup/ 240 grams Caster Sugar
  • 2.5 cups/ 250 grams Porridge Oats
  • 2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1.5 cups/ 300 grams Vegan Margarine I use Vitalite in the UK
  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 350 °F. Grease two baking trays with a little sunflower oil.
  • Measure out the self raising flour, sugar, oats and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Measure out the vegan margarine and golden syrup into a small pan and cook over -medium-low heat, stirring every few minutes, until melted.
  • Pour the melted margarine mixture into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to stir the wet ingredients into the dry until a dough forms.
  • Take 1/2 tbsp of the dough at a time, roll into a ball, and flatten slightly. Place the cookie dough balls on the baking trays 1 inch/ 2.5 cm apart. Bake the oat cookies one tray at a time, for 7-8 minutes on the middle shelf of the oven until golden.
  • Repeat until the rest of the dough is used up. Leave the cookies to cool slightly on the tray before serving warm!


* If you do not have self raising flour, you can make your own by adding 2 teaspoons baking powder per 150 grams of plain or all purpose flour (so to make this recipe you'd need 4 teaspoons).
  • See blog post for step-by-step photos.
  • The cookies will last in an airtight container for 2-3 days.


Serving size: 2 cookies
Calories: 183 kcal | Fat: 8.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 180mg | Carbohydrates: 24.6g | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 11.3g | Protein: 2.2g 
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes