Cookie Friday: 3-Minute Vegan Maple Oatmeal Cookie

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 21, 2010

Happy Friday- and happy Victoria Day long weekend to my fellow Canadians!

I am especially excited for this weekend because Eric took today off work, so I have him around for 4 whole days! :heart:

But first, Cookie Friday. Despite being the huge cookie monster that I am, I don’t think I have ever officially done Cookie Friday. Well, today that changes. Sort of. I actually made this cookie on Thursday. Does that disqualify me? :biggrin:

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Let’s begin.

A while back I spotted a creation by Tina called the 3-Minute Oatmeal Raisin Cookie.

A cookie…in 3 minutes? Naturally, I was game. I told myself I was going to make a vegan version of the cookie.

Well, you know how it goes. Hours turn into days and days turn into months. Dish water blonde hairs become grey hairs.

Until yesterday. 

I was struck by a cookie craving, but I didn’t have the time to make an entire batch of cookies. I just wanted 1 cookie. One GINORMOUS cookie all to myself that I would not have to share with my husband. (insert evil witch cackle here). :devil:

I immediately looked for Tina’s 3-Minute Oatmeal Raisin Cookie and I decided that today would be the day I would try my hand at making a vegan version.

My challenge was to replace the egg white. I used to assume that it was impossible to replace an egg white in a recipe. Its’ thick, binding, gooey texture is not found in many foods!

However, there is a way to replace an egg white and it is actually very easy!


You need chia seeds and water.

I used ‘chia flour’ which is simply ground up chia seeds. Regular chia seeds or ground flax seed would also work too!

Ground chia seed and water:


Vegan Egg White

  • 1 tsp chia flour (or 1 tsp ground flax or 1 tsp chia seeds)
  • 1/8th cup water


Directions: Mix water and chia together in a small bowl. Set aside for 2 minutes and whisk again for 20 seconds. The egg white consistency will form before your eyes! Note this recipe is the equivalent of replacing 2 egg whites.

Voila, Egg white texture.


I have also talked about using this method to replace entire eggs in recipes, otherwise know as the chia or flax egg. As a rule of thumb I try not to replace more than 2 eggs in a recipe for best results.

Now back to the cookie.


3-Minute Vegan Maple Oatmeal Cookie

Adapted from Tina.


  • 1/4 cup regular oats
  • 1 vegan egg white (combine 1 tsp ground chia, chia seeds, or ground flax + 4 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp sucanat (brown sugar works)
  • 2 tsp whole grain spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp dried fruit like raisins (I used chopped dried apricot)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Nature’s Path gluten-free rice crisp cereal
  • 1/2 tbsp cacao nibs (or dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of sea salt


Directions: Mix the dry ingredients together and then pour on the vegan egg white, maple syrup, and all of the vanilla. Mix well. Microwave for 60-80 seconds. Let it cool for several minutes and gently pop the cookie out with a spoon. It will look like a big oatmeal cookie!

Nutritional info: 197 kcals, 3 g fat, 41 g carbs, 6 g fibre, 18 g sugar, 4 g protein.

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The modifications I made were using spelt flour, dried apricots, sucanat, maple syrup, and adding rice crisp and cacao nibs for crunch. The cookie had a great texture!


Adding wet ingredients…


Put the mixture into a small bowl and microwave for 60-80 seconds.


Let it cool.

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I was quite pleased with how well the cookie held together! It looks like the vegan egg white was a success.


This is the bottom side of the cookie. As you can see it is very gooey as the bottom didn’t cook as much as the top. I was not complaining.


What did I think?

I think this was a good first attempt, but I would make modifications for the next one. Next time I think I would use raisins (hmmm maybe chocolate coated ones??) and replace the sucanat with a bit of smashed banana. For a banana chocolate raisin oatmeal cookie. Yes, that shall be my next version!

Oh by the way, as you may have noticed in the very first picture, I put a blob of cashew nut butter on top. Swoon.

In honour of cookie Friday, I’d like for you to tell me what you all time favourite cookie recipe is! Bonus points if you link to it or tell us where we can find it.

I have a lot of favourite cookie recipes, but my two most recent favourites are Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and Banana Apricot Spelt Oatmeal Cookies. Mmmmmm.

Here’s to COOKIES!

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Ilana May 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Yum! I love how often you use chia seeds -I’ve never used them but it’s an ingredient I’ve been considering branching out to. You make it seem so versatile!


zoe May 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm


that looks SUPER good! i love oatmeal cookies, too :) i’ve used the flax seed + water combo for egg replacements but i’ve never used chia seeds!!!!! looks like i just figured out what i’m doing with the rest of my day ;)!


Kristin May 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Our absolute favorite is the Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookie from 101 Cookbooks! Coming in a close second – Jungle Jack’s chocolate chip cookies, a healthier version that Mrs. Jack Hannah conconted for her husband. I sadly can’t remember where the recipe came from.

Having said that, we most often make basic Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookies. Always yum!


Miranda @ MirandasJeans May 21, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Mmmm that was so tasty. It really hit the spot. The hubby liked it too, but he’s a cookie monster at heart.

How do you or what do you use to calculate nutritional values?


Andrea May 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm

3 minute cookie? Sign me up! Looks delicious. My all-time favorite cookie recipe is my mom’s sugar cookie recipe… I remember as a child every holiday was marked by the appearance of the famous sugar cookie in seasonal shapes! Dreena Burton’s Supercharge Me cookies are one of my newer favorites… now I’m craving cookies!


Michal May 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I’ve been trying to come up with a way to veganize matzah balls, and this sounds like a really good option if the chia seed mix can hold up when boiled. I think I’ll try that this week… Thanks! :-)


Allison @ Food For Healing May 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm

oh yummy that cookie looks lovely.

I am SOO glad that the long weekend is finally here, its definitely needed.


jennifer May 21, 2010 at 6:20 pm

That cookie looks good.

I’ve been reading about how you love those vegan overnight oats, so I tried it.

Absolutely DISGUSTING. Cold, slimy oatmeal…. not exactly appetizing. I don’t care how you dress it up, it’s still cold, slimy oatmeal. How on earth did you get used to it???


Brynn May 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

My favorite cookie is my mom’s peanut butter chocolate chip! I have no idea where the recipe is from and I’m sure it’s not healthy but it’s de-licious.


Gypsy May 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I was just recently turned onto your blog and have never used chia seeds or chia flour before.
I bought a bag of chia seeds this morning and also what’s called “chia goodness” which is a blend of chia, buckwheat, and hulled hemp seeds. Would that work as well for the vegan egg white?

This cookie looks amazing (so do all the other recipes on here) and I love how you can make just one!

Love the green monster drink too – I get so excited to make them :) My bf loves them too!


Katherine May 21, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I just want chia seeds.
I get zero points because I don’t have a cookie recipe or love. Just lust for chia…


Caroline May 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Holy Nut Butter! That cookie looks absolutely stunning on the white pedastal, totally fitting for such a super star! Great post!


Meghan May 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

That looks awesome… This might be a dumb question but in one part of the post it says to use 1tsp chia with 1/8th cup of water and further down it says to use 4 Tbsp of water…isn’t 4 Tbsp of water 1/4 of a cup?


Claire (College:Raw) May 21, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Wow, I love how resourceful you are…the cookie looks delicious!


Triathlonbabe May 21, 2010 at 11:40 pm

That picture with the cashew butter makes that cookie look absolutely scrumptilicious!!! I don’t bake many cookies, however, I’d have to say that my favorite cookies hands down are homemade peanut butter cookies.


Jackie (Peaces of Earth) May 22, 2010 at 1:17 am

I have never made a vegan egg! Crazy, huh?


wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas May 22, 2010 at 6:24 am

My all time favorite cookie is a dark chocolate dipped orange butter cookie. Mine is from a Pillsbury cookbook, but I found a recipe here:

I’m working on adapting this recipe so I feel a little better about eating these cookies. I certainly can’t give them up, because the bitter orange and dark chocolate combination just makes me die. I like to use a pastry bag to drizzle just a line or two of orange-tinted white chocolate across the top, too. It looks lovely and gives an indication of the orange flavor.

And, my local coffee shop has to-die-for vegan espresso chocolate chip cookie!


Maria @ a healthier Maria May 22, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I just made this & LOVE it! I used ground flax & changed up the cereal with broken Kashi Heart to Heart (since that is what I had) & it worked great. Thanks for the recipe :)


Stephanie May 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm

mmmmm!!! I cannot wait to make this!


Jenny October 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

I’m trying that soon. I can taste it now!
PUMPKIN cookies are my BY FAR favorite. Soft and chewy, sweet but not too sweet. Yum yum

see ya there! :)


Radhika Sarohia November 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

This looks good
I’ve been Googling a lot of vegan microwave recipes, quick single serving cakes and crackers–I was amazed how much stuff is out there!
Will be trying this one soon, lovely pics as usual :-D


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