Oats are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Oatmeal Cookies

These basic oatmeal cookies are delicious plain or you can spice them up with any or all of the optional ingredients. *For information on healthy options for oil, sugar, and flour, see the Vegan Options for Baking page.


Manganese is a trace mineral that is present in tiny amounts in the body. It is found mostly in bones, the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Manganese helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. These foods are good sources of manganese.


You can put just about anything you like into this basic granola–seeds, grains, dried fruit. Experiment with small amounts to find combinations that you like. Good for breafast, snacking, and yogurt topping.