Vegan Air Fryer Cookies

Air Fryer Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
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Who can resist the allure of a deliciously soft and chewy cookie? 

Oats rank among the most nutritionally beneficial whole grains that you can incorporate into your diet. You might already know about oats and have them in your meals regularly. For many people, oats are a go-to breakfast choice, often served as oatmeal with toppings like fruits, nut butters, and seeds. 

What’s interesting is that oats can be used in lots of different ways in cooking, including making baked goods like muffins and cookies. 

So if you feeling sick of your daily oatmeal and want to spice it up a little, Plant-based vegan dietitians are presenting you a simple and quick vegan cookie recipe that’s primarily made with oats.

You might be wondering, why cookies? Well, let’s be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a crispy and chewy cookie, right?

For all you cookie lovers out there, here’s a quick FYI about the history of cookies.

It traces back to the 7th century when bakers used them as test cakes to test oven temperatures. 

Why do we like this vegan air fryer cookies recipe?

These air fryer vegan oatmeal cookies are very simple and require very few ingredients. In addition, the recipe yields only one big cookie or 2 small ones. This makes perfect to satisfy your cravings without overeating. However, you can always make as many cookies as you want and save them for later.  


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Notes on ingredients 

Bananas: Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. They are also tasty and convenient. 

Instant oats: Oats are packed with essential nutrients as whole grains, offering carbohydrates, fiber, and antioxidants. These grains are linked to numerous health advantages, including promoting heart and digestive well-being. 

If you prefer your cookies to have a softer and less chewy texture, you can use blended oats for this recipe.

Chia seeds: Chia seeds are abundant in essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc.

Peanut butter: Peanut butter, a vegan-friendly and nutritious fat source, takes the place of coconut oil or vegan butter in this recipe. This swap enhances the recipe’s content of unsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for health.

Dark chocolate chips: Dark chocolate is an excellent choice if you’re looking to savor chocolate while following a vegan diet. Additionally, dark chocolates typically contain less sugar compared to regular milk chocolates.

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Vegan Air Fryer Cookies

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 2 min Cook Time 8 min Rest Time 2 min Total Time 12 mins Servings: 1 Calories: 284 total calories Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


These are vegan-friendly cookies that strike the perfect balance between crispy and chewy textures, and they're simple to prepare, making them an ideal choice to curb your sweet cravings.




  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 F. 

  2. In a mixing bowl, mix all 5 ingredients: banana, instant oats, chia seeds, peanut butter, and dark chocolate chips.

  3. Place a parchment paper in the air fryer basket and drop cookies onto parchment paper.

  4. Leave it for 8 min until golden brown. 

  5. Once ready, leave cookies to cool down for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 284kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.6g24%
Saturated Fat 4.9g25%
Sodium 70.3mg3%
Potassium 399.9mg12%
Total Carbohydrate 32.8g11%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g22%
Sugars 14.47g
Protein 7.1g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Frequently asked Questions

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Can I bake these cookies in the oven instead of the air fryer?

Of course! These cookies could be baked in the oven. To do so, preheat the oven to 360 F and cook the cookies for about 8-10 min minutes or until golden brown. 


What can I use instead of peanut butter?

If you have a peanut allergy or if you don’t like peanut butter, you can opt for almond butter as a suitable replacement for peanut butter. 


How many cookies can you make?

While this recipe produces either 2 small cookies or 1 large cookie, you have the flexibility to make as many as you desire and save them for future enjoyment. When stored properly, these cookies can last in the freezer for up to 3 months or in the fridge for approximately 4-5 days.

What is different about vegan cookies?

Vegan cookies typically have lower saturated fat content compared to non-vegan cookies because they do not contain animal-based ingredients such as butter and eggs.


Is an air fryer good for baking cookies?

Using an air fryer tends to result in cookies that are slightly crispier compared to baking them in the oven. 


To receive additional assistance with your vegan diet, book a free discovery call with our team of plant-based vegan dietitians.

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