Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Chai Caramel Glaze

Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Chai Caramel Glaze

Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Chai Caramel Glaze. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and made with oats and just 8 ingredients. Amazing chai flavors from cinnamon and allspice.

I'm in a little bit of shock today. I am officially 40 years old today and I don't know why, but no birthday has ever really hit me quite like this one. No offense to anybody, but 40 has just always sounded old to me, and well, now I'm there too, haha. As my friend told me today, "welcome to the 40's grown and sexy club" hahaha! I know it's just a number though and I feel fantastic!

Well, I decided to share these absolutely delicious cookies on my birthday with you all. I looooooooove chai tea and anything flavored with chai. It is a borderline obsession. From the smell to the intense, distinct flavor, it is so addicting to me. These cookies embody my love for both cinnamon and chai, which by the way, cinnamon is my all-time favorite flavor....even more than chocolate. Shocker, I know. What's not to love about oatmeal cookies? Even better that these are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free oatmeal cookies. Then, the fact they are cinnamon and chai oatmeal cookies, just sends them over the top. Especially with this chai caramel glaze. It is incredible. I love cookies that are slightly crispy, but then I also love soft cookies that are super chewy. Heck, let's be real, I just love cookies period. Well, these are so soft and so chewy. SO GOOD. They are just bursting with chai and cinnamon flavor....to die for really.

I hope you enjoy these Vegan Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Chai Caramel Glaze and as always, if you make them, please leave me feedback below after. Working hard in the kitchen to share all these recipes with you is so rewarded when I hear from you! I love to keep track of feedback on my recipes here, so a big thank you. If you take a photo of them, I'd love to see it, so make sure to tag me on Instagram with my hashtag #thevegan8 so I won't miss it!

Serves 1 cookie

Cinnamon Chai Oatmeal Cookies with Chai Caramel Glaze

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 min

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon water (if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice flour or sorghum works too
  • Chai Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Water to thin if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Warm your almond butter to a smooth consistency prior to measuring, especially if it's super thick or cold. Combine the almond butter, syrup, water, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and salt into a medium bowl and stir until completely smooth. Then add the oats and brown rice flour.
  3. Stir everything until completely smooth and thick. It should be thick but still able to stir, if it is really thick/stiff, add a tiny bit more water just to loosen it up some. Start with just a teaspoon. If you are subbing the almond butter with another nut butter, please note that this may affect your need for a tiny amount of water as well.
  4. Drop by using a tablespoon cookie scooper scant scoops onto the pan. You can make larger cookies if you want, but there will be less of course. Using a cookie scooper, I got 10 cookies. The batter should very slightly spread out once dropped onto the pan. If your batter is super thick, just slightly press down the cookies. Bake for 10-11 minutes, don't overbake. They should be puffed up and just starting to turn golden on the edges.
  5. Let them cool about 10 minutes on the pan before transferring with a spatula onto a cooling rack.
  6. Make the glaze by combining the ingredients until smooth and spread on top. Add water if desired and drizzle on top. For the glaze, don't add water and it will stay smooth and firm up some on the cookies like an icing.
Recipe Type: Dessert

Notes

Nutrition for the glaze per tablespoon: 84.8 calories, 5.35 g fat, 2.3 g protein, 8.3 carbs, 5.55 g sugars, .85 mg sodium (See below for cookie stats)


 

46 Comments

  1. Happy birtyday!! Yes 40 is kinda oldish… 🙂 🙂 🙂 Relax. It’s just a number! Your attitude is what determines your age, so keep playing, learning and be curious.

    The cookies look delicious, can’t wait to make them.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Veronique!! You are right and most people have thought I was close to 30, I even got a couple of “28’s), so that is a HUGE relief, lol! Let me know when you make the cookies1

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You don’t look a day over 35 so don’t even sweat it!! These cookies look delicious, eat an extra serving today.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Haha! Thank you Britt! You’ve had the oldest number guess so far, lol! But I’ll still take it since it’s years younger than my age! Lol

  3. THISTHISTHISTHISTHIS. Want. So muchD:

    Had no idea you were 40, you don’t look anywhere near it. Definitely not old anyway, what with the increasing life expectancy and all you’re just going to keep on being comparitively younger xp

  4. happy bday Brandi! You look beautiful and much younger and I’m sure 40s will be good 😉

  5. Happy Birthday Brandi!! It only gets better, I promise. I’m fifty-one and I feel better than ever. Age is just a number. 🙂

    The cookies look wonderful, I love anything with cinnamon.

  6. Happy happy birthday dear!!!! Beautiful cookies to celebrate with!

  7. Happy Birthday Brand or should I say Happy Birthday to the Caramel Queen! Seriously Brandi, you have some of the best vegan caramel recipes EVER! These cookies with caramel glaze aren’t an exception 🙂 Hope you celebrate your birthday not doing just blog stuff 😀

  8. You might think I’m joking but I honestly thought you were about 18 when I saw your profile pic! You look nowhere near 40! I know how you feel though, 40 is just around the corner for me.
    These cookies look delicious can’t wait to make them!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh Linda WOW!! 18?!! Thank you!! Haha!!
      Let me know if you try these cookies, they are to die for!

  9. Happy Birthday Brandi! I thought you were 25-28 so looking fantastic 🙂 These cookies look yummy – I love chia/cinnamon so looking forward to trying them out! Also love your new profile pic – you’re rocking 40 girlfriend!!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Awww thank you so much Diane!! That’s been the guess so far from pretty much everybody (and on IG) the oldest guess was 30 on there but everybody else thought early 20’s so since that’s half my age, that made me feel super happy on my birthday!! Lol!

  10. Love the uniqueness of these!! They sound amazing and look beautiful. Will have to give them a try!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Sophia! They are one of my favorite cookies for sure now because I LOVE chai!!

  11. Happy birthday Brandi! I know what you mean. It was a shocker! It makes it much harder for people when you look like you’re mid to late twenties! I think those of us who are young on the inside will never get older than 28…. it is a side effect of living your life to the fullest everyday. Enjoy yourself and know that you are beautiful–and so are your recipes!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Lili!! I’m so glad you think I look like I’m in my twenties because that sounds soooo far away now, haha! I’ve always Ben very protective of sun on my face and it’s definitely paid off!

  12. HAPPY Birthday girl! you definitely do not look your age so don’t worry about the number! and this recipe! YUM I love all the healthy ingredients and they looks super tasty!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much sweet Michele and for your beautiful compliment on IG!! Get some of those products they truly are amazing!!

  13. Happy Birthday to YOU! Brandi, these look amazing. I love chai flavors. And such simple ingredients…I’ll have to try these soon.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Jenn!!

  14. Happy birthday, Brandi! Your cookies look delicious, love all the healthy ingredients and the almond butter!

    • I LOVE oatmeal cookies!!! And chai cinnamon just put me over the edge !!! I can’t wait to make this Brandi!!! I haven’t had a chance to make your chili tonight….hubby out of town for work and I realized it was ‘clean out the fridge night so I needed to eat my leftovers…..so chili will happen another night….and of course, not I’m distracted and more in the mood to make COOKIES 😉 !!! Hope you are having a fabulous birthday !! I turned 50 December 2014. Don’t focus on the number, just celebrate the birthday <3 ! You look amazing!
      Joy

      • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

        Thank you so much Joy for your kind words!! You will love these!

  15. Happy 40th Birthday Brandi!!!!!!! I hope you enjoyed a very special day surrounded by your loved ones (and lots of vegan cookies!!)!!! <3

    My mouth is totally watering over these cookies!! They look so darn good and chewwwyyy!!! I am planning on trying your latest chocolate chip cookies first and then these are next on my list 🙂

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Ceara!! OH both of those cookies are amazing and totally different! These are insanely soft and chewy oatmeal cookies and the chocolate chip ones are more classic ones…both good, just totally different!

  16. Happy birthday!

    You look great, my husband said you don’t look over 34! I’ve just discover your blog on instagram and I just can say that is amazing! Your creations look very tasty and healthy! I have some food intolerances and allergies so your recipes will be very helpful to me!

    Greetings from Barcelona!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Gloria! That was so sweet of your hubby! I love all these age guesses…so funny! Out of 100 plus people on here and Instagram, all but two thought I was in my 20’s, so that makes me super happy! LOL! So glad you love the recipes too, leave me feedback when you make any of them!

  17. I just recently discovered how much I love chai in desserts, and I’ve been loving oatmeal cookies since I was about 5, so I’m all over this recipe <3 These look SO soft, which is my favorite texture for a cookie!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Natalie! These are super chewy and soft!

  18. Min

    these look wonderful. Can I use regular flour?

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Min! I have not tried these with regular flour so I’m not sure of the result, I would think they’d make them a tad dry, so just try it with the same amount of flour (as brown rice) but using 2 less tablespoons, so basically 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons and if the batter is too wet, add a little bit more until it’s thick, but smooth. The batter should not be stiff. Hope that helps. The brown rice does help them to get a wonderful texture, so again, I don’t know how the regular flour will do. Let me know if you try them!

  19. These look to-die-for {not that anything on your blog doesn’t}, but the chai glaze is the best part. These look so yummy!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Aww thanks so much Audrey!! The glaze really takes them over the top and it’s soooo good!

  20. Happy Birthday!! That is so exciting!! …and seriously, age is just a number… you look amazing!! …also, these cookies look delish! 🙂 Great way to celebrate!!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Aww thank you so very much Cailee, I really appreciate that!!

  21. Happy Birthday!! Mine was June 2nd so pretty close to yours! I firmly believe age is a number. You look amazing so enjoy the day!! And the cookies look so good. My favorite cookie is soft and chewy and Im a fan of SunWarrior. So perfect!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Chrysta, that is so sweet of you to say! I love most types of cookies, the slight crisp outside and soft/chewy inside is my favorite, but these are more the soft and chewy kind which I absolutely love as well. The oatmeal makes them more of a soft cookie, but the flavors are so dynamic, they are wonderful! I’m new to Sunwarrior products and I like them!

  22. Happy belated Birthday! And what delicious cookies too – I also love anything chai flavoured, so I bet these would be a hit in my household.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Thalia, so nice of you!! Chai is my obsession!

  23. I am a few days late but I wish you a Happy 40th Birthday yippiiieeeee!
    What delectable cookies! I made them today & loved that added chia glaze too!

    They were just fabulous even! xxxx

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Aww thanks so much Sophie! So sweet and I’m thrilled you loved these cookies, thank you!

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  25. I just took these hot out of the oven and couldn’t wait to try. They are wonderful. I didn’t wait to make the glaze just plain. I have to cut down the sweetener and cut the maple syrup about one half and added more water. They were still sweet enough for me. Added raisins to a couple cookies too, that was like oatmeal cookies. Thank you so much. Keep the cookie recipes coming. I can’t have the oil and thought my cookie choices were about over.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Yay! So wonderful to hear that Debbie! Thank you so much for the awesome feedback, so glad they were a hit!

  26. Made these tonight and added raisins. The initial taste is almost like peanut butter and jelly. They are wonderful.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Yay! SO happy to hear you loved these Estee! And mmmm, peanut butter and jelly, that just made me drool! Thank you for the feedback!

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