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These little snackles are great for packing in lunches, for snacking, or to curb midmorning cravings. It’s like having your oatmeal without the bowl!

From Let Them Eat Vegan!


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut or hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon or orange zest (optional, but adds a beautiful essence)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • few pinches freshly grated nutmeg (optional, but adds extra flavor if not using zest)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (see note for substitution)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (see note)
  • 2-3 tablespoons non-dairy chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, oat flour, raisins, hemp seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, zest, salt and nutmeg, stirring to mix well.
  3. Add the applesauce, maple syrup, and chocolate chips. Stir until well incorporated.
  4. Use a cookie scoop (or take spoonfuls, about 1-1 1/2 tablespoons in size) to transfer mounds of the batter to the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, remove from the oven, and let cool on the pan for about a minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.


    Savvy Substitutions and Additions: You can substitute 1/2 cup of pureed overripe banana for the applesauce. Since very ripened banana is typically sweeter than unsweetened applesauce (and also a little thicker) you can then reduce the maple syrup to 2 to 3 tablespoons and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of nondairy milk.

    Sweetener Note: To make these snackles slightly sweeter, add either extra raisins, or 1 to 2 tablespoons of an unrefined sugar as Sucanat or coconut sugar. You can also add another 1 tablespoon of maple syrup (note that adding much more liquid sweetener will change the consistency of the batter).

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Brvrooman3 months ago
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???… What are the nutritional values, per Each mound (8 mounds per batch). I’m primarily concentrating on: protein, carbs, fiber, sugar.
This Snackles are perfect for the “on the run” energy and vitality !

Helen5 months ago
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Super happy to have found this recipe! Not too sweet and easy to put together. The other comments are true: the orange zest (I bet lemon is good too – I only had oranges) + the nutmeg really pops!! I substituted flax seeds for the hemp and I didn’t have any raisins so I just chopped up some medjool dates. Yummy yummy!

Tina8 months ago
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The recipe came out great. I am always looking for a good healthy cookie recipe made with oats and little fat and sugar and not too many ingrediants. This has a good texture to it and tastes great as well. Not too sweet. And I love that you can add different flavors to it with the orange zest / lemon zest and I have even added a tablespoon of peanut butter. This will definitely be my go to recipe for cookies.

Sim9 months ago
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I’m so excited to try these…:-)
I have both orange zest & cinnamon (stick as well as powder) so I guess I’ll use both the ingredients.
Just wanted to ask – from all the reviews I read down, what are craisins ?

Marie D8 months ago
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Craisins are dried cranberries

Rebecca1 year ago
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These are satisfying and delicious. I used more orange zest than written because I love the flavor of orange. When I make the fudgie black bean brownies again, I think I’ll add some orange zest to those too!

Dana1 year ago
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My kids and I love these. Use both the zest and the nutmeg, you will not be disappointed! I make these during the holidays with orange zest, craisins, and pecans/walnuts. Everyone loves them.

Judy8 months ago
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These are the only dessert my husband likes. I’ve tried others, like Chef AJ’s oatmeal-fruit bars, and FOK black bean brownies (which I loved), and he only wants snackles. I make them without hemp seeds or any zest, and definitely the raisins and the vegan chocolate chips are what make them. Yum.

Lisa "Leeza" McEowen1 year ago
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I love, Love, LOVE these! Some of my all time favorite cookies. I double the recipe and where it states “use this or this,” I use both, and I substitute craisins for the raisins! The flavors are outstanding and these little yum bombs are easily portable for snacks on the go whether it’s a nature hike or dashing to the office. They make he smile.

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