vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

Spiced Cashew Oat Cookies

Happy September pals!

Don’t you all love this time of the year? If you live in the Northern Hemisphere like yours truly, it means oversized sweaters, fuzzy socks and cosy afternoons spent under one or two blankets, reading a book, drinking warm tea and munching on crunchy spiced cookies.

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it means bloosoming flowers, cheaper fruit and airy flowy dresses and, from what I’ve seen in social media so far, you guys are happy about it.


But autumn, isn’t it absolutely awesome?

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

I know, I know, I KNOW.

I so need to look for another topic to blog about since all my past posts have been about the wonders of this season but who can blame me. Warm cookies, blankets and tea? Who can resist them?

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

Especially when they taste as good as these ones. Crunchy and chewy at the same time, spiced with the goodness of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cilantro aaaaaaaand my special secret ingredient:

SMOKED PAPRIKA!

Hang in there pal. Don’t close the tab. I haven’t gone crazy… unless it’s crazy about these cookies we’re talking about, then yes, I’m all bananas and you’d better sign me up for a spiced cashew oat cookies support group.

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

But you guys gotta hear me out: cookies + smoked paprika = sweet heaven in your mouth.

They’re sweet, they’re intriguing thanks to all those fall spices and the smoky touch aaaaaand they’re lightly spicy. Who doesn’t love a bit of spice everywhere? I know it might sound weird if you’re a cookie purist, but trust me on this one, this is a combo worth dying for.

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

Or maybe not dying, dying as in being dead, dead.

But I’ll surely steal a batch of these from a small kid if I had to. Kind of like stealing candy from a baby but classier since it’s spiced cookies we’re talking about.

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

And I’d probably go in a haunted castle too if someone told me there was a freshly baked batch of cookies waiting for me inside. Freshly baked cookies in a haunted castle? Yes, I’d be the first one to die in a horror movie, why’d you ask?

But let’s get back to the things that matter: cookies.

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

I don’t think I will ever get over how pretty these look.

(((Tooting my own horn much??))

But c’mon… they’re so flat, and crunchy and adorable with the tiny cashew pieces and the chocolate drizzle. How could anyone not think they’re cute??

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

I like to pair mine with a mug of warm salted caramel hot chocolate or some homemade almond milk while I enjoy a Marian Keyes book (now real talk, how fab is this woman??? If you too like her and enjoy blankets and spiced cookies we should become best friends, just saying) and rejoice in the two weeks of September when uni is all about not doing homework and not wanting to throw one’s self off a cliff.

Then exams and long ASSignments (see what I did there?) roll in and I’m back to hating fall and wishing it was already summer…

vegan spiced cashew oat cookies

So stuff your house with cookies and warm goodies while you’re still a free human being. And try not to die when exam season arrives.

May the force be with us all college students.

Spiced Cashew Oat Cookies
Serves 15
Crunchy and chewy oat cookies spiced with cinnamon, ginger, paprika and much more!
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Ingredients
  1. 100 grams oats
  2. 80 grams spelt flour
  3. 120 grams coconut sugar
  4. 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  5. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 1/ tsp. ginger
  7. 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  8. 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  9. 1/8 tsp. ground cilantro
  10. a pinch of spicy smoked paprika
  11. 45 grams coconut oil
  12. 90 grams crunchy cashew butter
  13. 1 flax egg
  14. 70 grams dark chocolate, optional
Instructions
  1. Whisk together in a bowl the flax egg, the melted coconut oil and the cashew butter until combined.
  2. Stir in the rest of ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  3. Line a baking tray with greased parchment paper and drop spoonfuls of batter.
  4. Shape them so they're round and flat with a spoon.
  5. Bake them at 200ºC (400F) for 15-17 minutes or until golden.
  6. They will be soft when you take them out the oven, but they'll harden as they cool.
  7. If you want chocolate cookies, melt some and drizzle it on top.
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Have a great month everyone!

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8 Comments

  • Reply Jess Carey September 2, 2015 at 1:47 am

    “if you want chocolate”…. as if that’s optional!! They look delicious, love the sound of all the spices in there!

  • Reply Monica September 2, 2015 at 4:56 am

    I am so looking forward to warm cookies! And these look amazing. We eat a lot of cashews but I’m trying to bake more with it and try cashew butter. : )

  • Reply whiskandshout September 3, 2015 at 3:48 am

    That chocolate drizzle! These cookies look awesome :) Pinning!

  • Reply bakingtuts September 13, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Oh god, these should be forbidden! They look insane! :)

  • Reply superfitbabe September 27, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I could eat cookies for forever! I love how crunchy and yummy these cookies look!

  • Reply Emma Woods July 19, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    These look amazing Consuelo, can’t wait to try them out. Interested to see how the paprika works. Thanks for posting such great recipes!

  • Reply Green Smoothie Gourmet February 9, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Smoked paprika! Holy moly, never would have guessed to put that in a cookie! Looks amazing Consuelo, thanks for sharing such a creative recipe ! Dee xx

    • Reply Consuelo February 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

      It makes them SO good! Just like chilli but smokier! xxx

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