3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

I have another 3 ingredient recipe for you!  This time it’s 3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies.  These 3 Ingredient Oatmeal cookies are also nut free, so they are perfect for school lunchboxes.  There is also no added sugar in these oatmeal cookies.

I also added a few chocolate chips to my oatmeal cookies, but that is totally optional.  I think these oatmeal cookies would be great without the chips too.   You can make these healthy oatmeal cookies in just a few minutes!


3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies


These oatmeal cookies are vegan and gluten free.  Actually, they are very allergy friendly since they contain no nuts, no dairy, no eggs and no gluten.  This recipe is super easy to make too.  If you like more of a traditional oatmeal cookie, you make like these or these.


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3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Serves 12 cookies     adjust servings

These 3 ingredient cookies are perfect for school lunchboxes!



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Drain the dates and throw them in the food processor . Pulse a few times until they get a caramel-like consistency. You may need to scrape down the sides often.
  3. Once the dates are a caramel, add in the cinnamon and rolled oats and mix another minute so everything gets incorporated.
  4. Using a cookie scoop , drop cookies onto a lined baking sheet . If the mixture looks a little loose, use your hands to form into balls.
  5. Using your palm, flatten each ball.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before removing from the baking sheet.


Recipe Notes

Store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!


3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies

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40 thoughts to “3 Ingredient Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)”

  1. These look great and so easy! I'm sure I could use date syrup instead of actual dates... would make it even easier. Any idea how much date syrup to use instead of the dates? maybe 1/2 cup? Thank you!
    1. Coconut flour is very tricky to use. I would reserve it only for recipes written specifically for coconut flour. You can probably sub quinoa flakes for the oats though.
  2. Hello, Hello, I could imagine to bake these cookies for my son (1 year old), but he does not have any back teeth. So I wanted to ask how tight the consistency of these cookies is? Whether they dissolve in the mouth? regards
      1. Thank you very much for your reply. So I have to wait a little bit until I can bake them. Have you an idea, which recipe of yours I could use to bake soft cookies for my son? regards
        1. I have this recipe for toddler crackers. I would still wait until he had more teeth to make them though. https://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/05/24/healthy-toddler-crackers/
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  3. Interesting recipe. Keep in mind that dates are a very concentrated source of sugars. Although they are naturally occuring, it is still alot of sugar. As the recipe yields 12 cookies, that is approximately 1 date per cookie. If the dates are large (medjool dates typically are) that can easily be equivalent to 3 or more teaspoons of sugar per date and in this case per cookie. I might try it with half the dates and add in some nut or seed butter to reduce the sugar per cooker and also to balance it with some added protein and fat. Thanks for the idea.
    1. Sorry that happened to you. What kind of blender are you using? Soaking the dates ahead of time for 30 minutes should help soften them more for easier blending.

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