Breakfast, Snacks And Sides, Sweet Cheats

Summertime Lemon Vanilla Oat Cookies!

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Who doesn’t love the combination of lemon and vanilla?!

Most oatmeal cookie recipes can be very repetitive; oatmeal raisin, cinnamon oatmeal, and banana bread.

I was feeling pretty summery so it only made sense to play around with a lemon inspired cookie!

I used vanilla extract but to get the vanilla flavor other ways you could add vanilla Greek yogurt or a vanilla protein powder if you want more of a protein dense snack.

Lemon Vanilla Oat Cookies

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 20 minutes total
  • Difficulty: super-duper easy
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INGREDIENTS

2 cup oats

1/2 cup oat flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 scoop vanilla protein optional

1 egg *or substitute with egg whites* 

2 tbs coconut oil

5 tbs honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbs lemon juice

1 tbs lemon zest or add to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. You will need two separate mixing bowls, one for the dry ingredients and the other for the wet.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients.
  4. Place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes for your dough to harden up.
  5. Lightly spray or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil . Roll your dough into little balls and place on your baking pan. Press down with your fingers or flatten with a fork before placing in the oven.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes. Be careful not to over cook! They will harden and continue to bake when you take them out.

I like to prepare these with a side of fruit, break pieces off into my yogurt, crumble in a small bowl of milk to eat like ‘cereal’ or simply consume as is!

They are light, fresh and tasty!

 I hope you guys enjoy!
What’s your favorite summer treat?
Better yet, what are your creative ways to eat your oats?!
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