Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Vanilla, Dates & Almond Butter

These vegan oatmeal cookies are studded with flavors of vanilla, dates and almond butter. They’re kid-friendly and breakfast-worthy due to their stellar nutrition profile.




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients (oats through salt) in a medium bowl.
  3. Pulse dates, vanilla and 1 Tbsp of warm water in a food processor (affiliate) until it forms a thick paste. Transfer to a small mixing bowl and add almond butter and coconut oil, stirring until well-combined.
  4. Add date mixture to dry ingredients and use a spatula to mix until fully incorporated. You might also want to use your hands for this part as you’ll need to sort-of press everything together. Dough should be dense with no crumbles remaining.
  5. Use a cookie scoop (affiliate) to portion into 12 balls and drop on the lined baking sheet. Press each down slightly with the back of a measuring cup (they won’t spread).
  6. Bake for 12 minutes, or until bottoms are browned and crispy. Remove to a cooling rack.



Keywords: vegan oatmeal cookies, vegan baking, dates, almond butter, oats