These easy to make vegan oat cookies are packed with seeds, are crunchy, satisfying and easily made gluten free. With no cookie cutter or rolling pin required you will be filling your cookie jar with batch after batch of these!
Crunchy, tasty cookies like these easy seeded vegan oat cookies make the perfect pick-me-up, ideal as a cheeky snack with a cup of tea. Biscuits (in the UK) or cookies (in the US) are so delicious, but can be expensive in the store.
Far, far better to make your own, cheaper and fresher too! This is a vegan recipe, so no butter or eggs are needed.
How Do You Make Easy Seeded Vegan Oat Cookies?
This isn’t a difficult recipe at all. First, heat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. While it’s heating up, melt vegan spread, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan mixing then all together well.
Place all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix together well.
Add the melted margarine, golden syrup and sugar mixture to this bowl.
And mix together well. If the mixture is a little sticky then add some more oats in.
Use your hands and roll into balls of about the size of an walnut – roughly 2.5cm/1 inch diameter.
Place onto a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat or grease-proof paper, then flatten each ball slightly using the bottom of a glass.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes until they start to form a crust, and the seeds start to split. They don’t take on much colour when baking, so don’t overcook them by waiting for them to become golden brown.
Take them out the oven and allow to cool before eating. Then enjoy!
Can honey be used as a substitute for golden syrup?
Yes, absolutely. This does mean that the vegan oat cookies are no longer vegan, though.
Can I Make Easy Seeded Vegan Oat Cookies Gluten Free?
Yes! Use gluten free plain flour instead of regular flour. Also, you’ll need to make sure that the oats are gluten free. While oats themselves don’t contain gluten, sometimes wheat plants will be found growing amongst the oats.
For certified gluten-free oats, the fields are checked for wheat and any plants are removed by hand. Also some coeliacs are sensitive to oats so if you are baking for one please check and be mindful of cross contamination.
Fuss-Free Tips for Easy Seeded Vegan Oat Cookies
- To stop golden syrup sticking to your measuring tablespoon, pour hot or boiling water over it just before measuring out the syrup.
- Try some variations! Add dried fruit, chocolate chips or some spices to make your own variations. How about cinnamon or allspice?
- If you find your vegan oat cookies burn on the bottom (blame the oven), place a large baking tray one layer below the cookies as they bake.
- These are so much nicer if you use jumbo, rather than regular rolled oats
Easy Seeded Vegan Oat Cookies
- 100 g (0.5 cups) soft margarine
- 75 g (0.33 cups) soft brown sugar
- 1 tbsp (1 tbsp) golden syrup
- 100 g (1.25 cups) porridge oats (preferably jumbo oats)
- 100 g (0.75 cups) plain flour
- 25 g (1.5 tbsp) sunflower seeds
- 25 g (1.5 tbsp) pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp (1 tsp) baking powder
- Pinch salt
- Weigh the wet ingredients into a saucepan and melt on a low heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Meanwhile mix all the dry ingredients well into a bowl.
- When the margarine is melted stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix thoroughly. The mixture needs to be firm and not sticky - if necessary add more oats.
- Place teaspoon sized balls of the dough on a greaseproof paper covered baking tray and flatten slightly; allow room to spread – the baked biscuits will be around 2 ½” (6cm) across.
- Bake at GM4/350F/180C for 15mins or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly and firm up before peeling from the paper before leaving to cool on a wire rack.
- Vegan Oaty Biscuits should keep a week in an airtight tin, but I usually never have any left after a few days.
- When measuring golden syrup heat up the spoon in a mug of boiling water, the syrup will easily slide off the warm spoon.
- These are so much nicer when made with jumbo, rather than regular oats.
- This recipe is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
Recipe for Easy Seeded Vegan Oat Cookies originally published May 2008.
These sound delish! I love anything with oats…I eat oatmeal every morning, usually with stewed apples or apple sauce. The pumpkin and sunflower seeds sound like a great addition. I might use some spelt flour for the flour part. MMM.
Oats are so good, I love using them in recipes.
I’ve been looking for a cookie recipe that’s simple enough to make for someone who has a baby to entertain and therefore has to move fast! Will try these on the weekend :) x
I hope you enjoy them!
Christine @ Happy Veggie Kitchen
Love this idea! Easy and filling, can’t go wrong. My little girl is obsessed with cinnamon at the moment so I reckon adding a boatload of cinnamon would make these a perfect treat for her!
A touch of cinnamon sounds like a delicious idea.
These are wonderful. Love oats and with the addition of two types of seeds they really sound delicious.
Seeds are such a tasty addition and adds lots of goodness.
Annemarie @ justalittlebitofbacon
I love oat cookies and I think a little dried fruit would be great in these! And thanks for the gluten-free option. It’s nice to have new treats to make for my gluten-free friends when they visit. Though, since I have no idea what a jumbo oat is, I’ll have to use basic rolled oats. At least I have some of those in the house!
We make them with fried fruit too. Jumbo oats are just giant sized roll oats!
wow! so awesome! I’ve never added pumpkin seeds to my cookies! Sounds great tho!! yummmm
Pumpkin seeds are so good in cookies!
These look so delicious, and easy to make. Just what I need for a mid-morning snack with a cup of tea.
The perfect partner to a cup of tea.
A great idea for some easy to make cookies. Much prefer homemade to shop bought.
Good quality cookies can be so expensive, always good to make homemade.
I love the idea of making these with honey. Full of tasty goodness. A little touch of ginger would be a great addition.
Ginger would be a lovely addition.
Perfect cookies to make for taking to work.
Great for a mid-morning or afternoon nibble.
My kids love homemade biscuits. They are always impatient and wanting to eat them as soon as they come out of the oven! These wouldn’t last the day in our house. Great recipe, thanks.
The smell of biscuits baking is always very tempting, patience is required.
I love oaty cookies. So easy to make and a great mid-morning snack.
Perfect cookies for snack time.
got to love cookies that are easy to make and tasty as well.
So easy to make.
We love homemade cookies at home. I haven’t bought shop bought in years.
Homemade are so tasty and so much cheaper.
These look and sound super tasty. Ideal for taking on hikes.
They would be great to have in your rucksack on walks.
Great idea to add seeds for good flavour.
I do like a seedy cookie.
Homemade cookies are the best, cannot beat them.
Always tastes good.
Great to find more vegan recipes. These look delicious and very moreish.
Very moreish indeed.
Brilliant idea for easy to make cookies. These are the type of thing I like to make a batch up to take when we go to our caravan.
Perfect for having some goodies with you.
I love pumpkin seeds, so these delicious looking cookies look very good. So easy to make.
Pumpkin seeds are delicious aren’t they.
I’d really like to try these with chocolate chips and nuts. I may be frowned on for this, but always dunk them in your tea first. So so good.
Dunking in tea is good, I’ve heard it can enhance the flavour.