Wellness & Natural Food

Oatmeal crunch cookies

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Oatmeal crunch cookies will amaze you. The secret to the success is the excellent quality of flour and, especially, of cereal flakes (also preferably wholegrain). Of course, you can replace chopped chocolate with nuts. The amount of oil and water also depends on the type of flour (if the flour is refined and not rough, the quantity decreases). Because these cookies are very quick and easy to prepare, I suggest you make small quantities to be enjoyed within two days, so that their freshness and crispness remain intact.

Oatmeal crunch cookies: Ingredients

Makes about 10–12 (it depends on the size you size you make the cookies)

200 g (7 oz) wholemeal (whole-wheat) oat flour

50 g (2 oz) wholemeal (whole-wheat) farro (or kamut) flour 

150 g (2 oz) barley or oats flakes, sugar-free

1 tablespoon organic baking powder

4 tablespoons date nectar/syrup

Pinch of sea salt

100 ml (3½ fl oz) Extra virgin olive oil

50 ml (2 fl oz) water (optional)

50 g (2 oz) chopped dark chocolate, 


Oatmeal crunch cookies: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Line a baking tray with baking paper. 
  2. Combine the flours, barley or oats flakes, baking powder, date nectar and pinch of salt in a bowl. 
  3. Add the oil and mix to combine. Add extra water if the dough is dry. 
  4. With moistened hands, picked up a little dough, form into balls and place on the baking tray. 
  5. Flatten the balls, and sprinkle some of the chopped chocolate on top. 
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Stand on tray for 5 minutes to cool before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe from A Modern Italian Table (New Holland Publishers, 2017) 

PH: Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic).
Italian based writer and magazine contributor.
Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared in the most popular International food magazine, as "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea"; "Gluten free Heaven";" TML", among others.
EVOO Communicator.
Founder of #evoostories and #storiedievo at @veronicalavenia_
Columnist for "The Wolf Post ("EVOO Stories; Food & Wellness; books reviews).