Classic oatmeal walnut cinnamon cookies, but “baked” in the dehydrator to a sinewy soft chew. They bear a weighty walnut flavour only to be rivalled by clamorous cinnamon. Raisins tend to be controversial, but I think they do a pop of bright, tart flavour. I used dried cranberries here, as that was what I had available. If you vehemently detest raisins or want to lower the insulin-spike, you can leave them out.
These cookies are sweetened with dates, but if you prefer a lighter option, you can use raw applesauce made by blending apples with a splash of lemon juice. Like all cookies, they are best enjoyed with a warm cup of (plant-based) milk. In fact I recommend pairing with matcha latte, because the bitterness of the green tea plays off the sweetness, plus a crash-free caffeine midday boost!
Oatmeal Walnut Cinnamon Cookies (No-Bake, Vegan)
Classic oatmeal walnut cinnamon cookies, but "baked" in the dehydrator to a sinewy soft chew. They bear a weighty walnut flavour only to be rivalled by clamorous cinnamon. Option to sweeten with dates or raw applesauce.
- 200 g (1 1/2 cups) activated walnuts
- 96 g (1 cup) activated oat flour (grind and sift rolled oats)
- 105 g (7 no) pitted dates (or 1 banana / applesauce if you like it less sweet)
- 15 g (1 tbsp) maple syrup
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- Pinch Himalayan salt
Fold-in (for texture)
- 53 g (1/3 cup) raisins, rehydrated (or other dried fruit e.g. cranberries)
- 35 g 1/3 cup activated walnuts, chopped
- 24 g 1/4 cup activated rolled oats, crushed
In a food processor, process walnuts until almost the consistency of butter.
Add in the remaining main ingredients and process until dough-like.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold-in raisins, walnuts and crushed rolled oats.
Form into 20 cookies (about 26 g each), and press a few extra raisins and oat flakes into the top of the cookies.
Place cookies onto dehydrator sheets and dehydrate at 46°C (118°F) for 16-24 hours, until desired texture is achieved.
Store cookies in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Tropical apricot coconut lime cookies. Use dried apricots in place of raisins, a mixture of cashew and coconut flour in place of walnuts, lime zest in place of cinnamon.
Winter cranberries pecan ginger cookies. Use dried cranberries in place of raisins, pecans in place of walnuts, ginger in place of cinnamon.