Gluten + oil free cinnamon cookies
I love Summer. But as soon as September comes peeking around the corner and the days are starting getting windier and colder, I'm already getting excited about Fall season. Being an island girl by nature (thus a beach-addict), quite a lot of people are shocked when I leave my house smiling while wearing 3 oversized scarves. So, why you ask? Why would anyone be excited about Fall?
Because FOOD. It seriously doesn't get cosier than Fall food. Cinnamon, pumpkin, soup, oatmeal,.. I could go on forever.
To celebrate this new season (I mean, it's officially still Summer but lets pretend Summer is already over), I decided that my house needed to smell like sweet cinnamon. My. Whole. House.
Who needs scented candles when you can bake cinnamon cookies in a jiffy?
- Only require 1 bowl
- Are oil free
- Are gluten free
- Have just the right amount of crunch and chewiness
- Are extremely addictive. I'm sorry.
2 cups gluten free oats (after measuring, turn into oat flour by simply blending in a high speed blender or processor)
Pinch of pink himalayan sea salt
1 heaping tsp cinnamon
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup soy milk
½ cup nut butter (I used mixed nut butter with a tad of vegan Nutella. make sure your nut butter is 100% natural, so just 'nuts' as ingredient, no palm oil or any other hardening oil)
Optional (what I brushed onto the cookies before popping them into the oven):
2 tbsps coconut oil
5 tbsps vanilla sugar
2 tsps cinnamon
pinch of salt
1. Start off by preheating your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a baking mat. Set aside.
2. Combine all of your cookie ingredients, except the milk, in a mixing bowl. Mix all ingredients until they're well incorporated and slowly add your milk. I just mixed this batter by hand by the way. :-)
3. Now take your baking tray/mat and start forming the cookies with your hands. You can do so by forming little balls with your hands and pressing your hands together to flatten the cookie. Lay your cookies out on the baking tray/mat.
4. Optional: Feel free to brush your cookies with a bit of coconut oil, followed by your vanilla sugar/cinnamon mixture. This will give your cookies that extra cinnamon punch and a bit of an extra crunch.
5. Bake your cookies for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow your cookies to cool completely before adding your glaze. Enjoy!