Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Glaze

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Glaze

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Glaze. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and made with oats and just 8 ingredients. Amazing 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 cinnamon and all spices pretty much. It is a borderline obsession. 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. 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.

I hope you enjoy these Vegan Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Glaze and as always, if you make them, please leave me feedback below after. 

Yields 10 cookies

Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Glaze

These Vegan Gluten-free Cinnamon Spice Oatmeal Cookies with Caramel Glaze are perfectly spiced, easy to make, oil-free and made with oats and just 8 ingredients.

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup (128g) roasted creamy/drippy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 tablespoon (90g) pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon water (if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (50g) gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon (10g) brown rice flour or sorghum works too
  • Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons (32g) creamy almond butter
  • 4 teaspoons (28g) maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Water to thin if desired (I added about a teaspoon so that it was a glaze to drizzle on top)


  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Warm your almond butter to a smooth consistency prior to measuring, if it's super thick or cold.
  3. Combine the almond butter, syrup, water, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and salt into a medium bowl and stir until completely smooth.
  4. Add the oats and brown rice flour.
  5. 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.
  6. Drop by using a tablespoon cookie scooper scoops onto the pan. You can make larger cookies if you prefer. Using a cookie scooper, I got 10 cookies.
  7. The batter should very slightly spread out once dropped onto the pan. If your batter is super thick, just slightly press down the cookies.
  8. Bake for 10-11 minutes, don't over-bake. They should be puffed up and just starting to turn golden on the edges.
  9. Let them cool about 10 minutes on the pan before transferring with a spatula onto a cooling rack.
  10. 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.


Nutrition per cookie (based on 10): 123 calories, 6.8g fat, 3.5g protein, 13.5g carbs, 2.4g fiber, 6g sugar, 25mg sodium

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)



  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.
      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.
      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 :D
  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!
      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!!
      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!
      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!
      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!
      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.
      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 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
        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 :)
      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!
      Thank you so much Gloria! That was so sweet of your hubby! I love all these age 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!
      Thank you so much Natalie! These are super chewy and soft!
  18. Min
    these look wonderful. Can I use regular flour?
      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!
      • Hello! I'm confused by the substitution you offered. The recipe only calls for one T of the rice flour. Is that correct? Thank you! :)
  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!
      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!!
      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!
      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.
      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
      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.
      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.
      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!
  27. AMAZING! Thanks to your posting the link in the chai waffles post, I tried these. So delicious. I made the T of rice flour by just grinding some brown rice in the spice grinder---worked perfectly. These give your perfect chocolate chip cookies some pretty intense competition. I've been trying more of your recipes since I find them healthier than a lot of other vegan recipes. I had a bit of a health scare thinking I was pre/diabetic. Turns out I'm not. Just found that out today. But my husband agrees: we don't want to go back to the old standards I used to make with oil, refined sugar, and flour---we find yours even more delicious! The onlt thing that disappointed me was that my icing didn't look like yours. I'm used to my stuff not being as pretty as your photos, but my glaze blends into the cookie---almost can't be perceived---just looks like almond butter, whereas yours looks like maple syrup was drizzled on top...
      Awesome! So glad to hear you loved these so much Ellen! That is wonderful to hear too and I agree, best to stay away from the oils as much as possible. About the glaze, I just tested it right now to double check and mine looks dark exactly as in my photos. Did you add the cinnamon and allspice? That darkens it to the beautiful brown color and I then add about a teaspoon of water to thin it out and then drizzle it over the cookie. You can always add more water depending on how thin/loose you want the glaze. Also, did you use roasted or raw almond butter? If yours was light, raw almond butter is much lighter than roasted, so that could be it too.
      • Yup---definitely was liberal with the cinnamon and all spice. used roasted almond butter. But I didn't thin it out---wanted thick, gooey icing. My stuff will never look like yours, but that's nota problem---I'm all about teh atste!
          Hmmm, weird. I could literally send you a screenshot of mine from my phone and it's dark, just like in the photos, so not sure why yours was light. I didn't use any trick photography, so you shouldn't have an issue with it looking "as pretty" as mine, nothing fancy here, haha! But, of course, the taste is most important!
  28. I made these today for our Memorial Day dessert and they are delicious and easy, too! I will be making these again and again. I am wondering where I can find the nutritional info. for them. I see the stats for the glaze but can’t find it for the cookies. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong place? I’m doing Weight Watchers and would love to be able to figure out the points per cookie. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!
      So happy to hear you loved these Kay, thank you for the lovely review! Sorry about that, I've added the nutrition for the cookies now above!

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