Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Best Vegan Cookies

I know, best is a strong word, but these are literally my favorite cookies ever. Out of the vegan and non-vegan cookies I've come across, these are number one in my mind. There are so many great flavors going on in these cookies: chocolate chips, oatmeal, peanut butter, and coconut with crunchy flax and chia seeds. This is a healthy twist on a delicious treat, too. Chia seeds contain protein, other vitamins and minerals, and are great for digestion - as are flax seeds! And coconut oil has been proven to increase brain and memory function, as well as help in losing weight. Then you have more protein from the natural peanut butter, and fiber from the oats and flax seeds. Yes, there is some brown sugar in these, as well as white flour, so they are meant for in moderation or for a slight cheat night. But these babies trump any other cookie I've found both health-wise, and taste-wise. So don't feel too guilty. Can't wait to dig into these tonight!

Below is my modified recipe of the original I found here.

1/2 cup natural (or homemade) peanut butter
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons almond milk
1 tablespoon flax seed
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup vegan chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, coconut oil, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix well. In a cup, combine the almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and flax seed. Add this mixture to the bowl and whisk to combine. Then add in the chia seeds, followed by the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and oats. Lastly, add the vegan chocolate chips.

Scoop spoonfuls of dough onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet (I use a cookie scoop for easy, even scooping). Bake cookies for 10 minutes, let cool, and store in an air tight container. These won't last long, eat up and enjoy with a delicious glass of vanilla almond milk.


  1. I just found your blog and I love it. Your recipes are all fabulous looking and you have amazing ideas and photos! xxxx Lysa

    1. Oh wow - Thank you so much! I am so delighted, and hope you enjoy some recipes!

  2. I'm making these tonight! But with spelt flour, hope it works! My husband found your blog for me, love!

    1. I love spelt flour, it should work amazingly! I hope you guys enjoyed them <3 What an awesome guy!

  3. These are our absolute favorite cookies!!!

    1. Oh my gosh ours too! So glad to know someone else is enjoying them as well! :)