Vegan Hearth Cookies

  • 2 cups quick oats (or throw whole oats in the blender for 30 seconds!)
  • 1 & 1/3 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp (rounded) sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup finely ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup almond or cashew butter (a heaping 1/3 cup!)
  • 3 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp organic sunflower oil
  • 1/4 cup raisins &/or dried cherries

OR

    1 cup grain sweetened chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, salt and cinnamon sift in baking powder. Stir until well combined. In a large (2 cup) measuring cup, measure your maple syrup and then add almond (cashew) butter, flax seed and vanilla and stir until well combined. Stir in oil. Add wet mixture to dry, and stir until combined. Split your batter for some fruit cookies and some chocolate chip cookies, now mixing in your preferred treat. (OR, since I am a fan of LESS dishes to wash, just start with fruit on the top portion of the batter mix and when that batter has been spooned up, add chocolate chips for the rest of the batter). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon batter onto baking sheet evenly space apart, and lightly flatten. Bake for 13 minutes. Store in an airtight container once they have cooled. Enjoy!

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