These Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are made with whole wheat and oats, which makes them a delicious and yet almost healthy indulgence. Soy-free and vegan recipe.
The great news about being vegan is, you don’t have to give up the most wonderful food ever available to mankind: chocolate.
Vegan chocolate is easily available, and truth be told, it is no different– in any way– from regular chocolate that has dairy products in it. One of my favorite bedtime treats is a tablespoon of Ghirardelli’s White Mocha Hot Chocolate stirred into a cup of vanilla soymilk. Heaven AND vegan. And there are many, many varieties of vegan candy and vegan chocolate chips to be found at stores like Whole Foods.
I just got back from a hectic work trip to Boston (which is why I’ve not been posting) but the minute I got home today I rolled up my sleeves and baked these cookies because I just couldn’t leave these chocolate chips uneaten any longer.
The Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies have a lot going, texture-wise. The powdered rolled oats give them a wonderfully chewy texture. The chocolate chips give a silkily gooey mouth-feel. And the walnuts add a rich crunch.
I truly enjoyed making and eating these marvelous Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies. Hope you do too!
Try these vegan cookies next:
Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxmeal plus 3 tbsp water, whisked together)
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp almond milk
- 1 1/3 cups rolled oats, ground to a coarse powder
- 1 cup walnuts, toasted lightly, then chopped
- 1 cup unsweetened dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl
- In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the sugar, oil, molasses, flax egg, vanilla extract and almond milk until well mixed.
- Add the flour and beat in until smooth.
- Stir in the oats, walnuts, and chocolate chips.
- On a greased cookie sheet, drop large balls of the cookie dough, about 2 inches apart.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are lightly brown. They will still be soft in the center.
- Keep the cookie sheet on a rack for a few minutes. Then remove the cookies from the baking sheet and transfer to the rack to cool completely. They will firm up as they cool.
- Dig in!
One of Opie’s favorite pastimes is to sit in the front yard and look for squirrels scurrying around the oak and maple trees on our street. He then barks at them to call them…to play? I have no idea, but he does look adorable doing it.
And finally here are some wonderful critters having a great time with our flowers. Have a nice weekend, everyone!