Aquafaba is the liquid from chickpeas. You can either use the liquid from the tinned chickpeas, or if you boil your own, reserve some of the liquid. However, I find the liquid is thicker and more effective from the tinned version. I tried to make aquafaba meringue using the liquid from boiled chickpeas, and it didn’t stabilize at all. Not wanting to waste the precious chickpea juice, I decided to use the aquafaba as an egg replacer in cookies. Hence, the creation of this recipe for aquafaba healthy oatmeal cookies!
These aquafaba healthy oatmeal cookies are plant based (vegan), and are low in sugar. They can be a great option for a breakfast on the go, or as a healthy snack. As we are headed into the festive season, sometimes its nice to have a healthy baking option on hand, so that we don’t over-indulge too much!
What I like about recipes like this is that they are so easy, quick, and versatile. In this batch, I added seeds and dried cranberries. You can add whatever you fancy, such as raisins, cacao nibs, or even peanut butter.
Aquafaba Healthy Oatmeal Cookies
- ¾ Cup Wholemeal Flour
- 1 ¼ Cup Oatmeal
- ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 6 Tbsp Aquafaba
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- ½ Tsp Baking Soda
- ½ Tsp Salt
- ¼ Cup Coconut Oil softened
- Raisins, Seeds, Nuts, Shredded Coconut optional
- Preheat the oven to 200°C
- Easiest recipe ever! Just mix together all of the ingredients, and add in any optional extras.
- Bake for 10 minutes.