Sunday, May 1, 2011

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies



Egg free.
Dairy free.
And the milk above is almond milk.  Looks good.  Doesn't taste good.

Just because you can't have dairy and eggs doesn't mean you have to miss out on deliciousness.  One of my children can't have either, so I was bound and determined to come up with something that didn't taste like second best.  These taste just as wonderful as any cookie you might have.  No one will know they are vegan.

½ cup unrefined coconut oil (picture of this below)
2 Tablespoons molasses
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
½ cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1¼ cup flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1 cup old fashioned oats
¾ cup chocolate chips
Options to add:  ¼ cup raisins, ¼ cup coconut flakes, or 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350.   

Add coconut oil, molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to an oven safe bowl.  Place the bowl in the oven for 5 minutes or until the coconut oil is melted.  Whisk ingredient until combined.  Let stand for 5 minutes to slightly cool. 

In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients up until the oats.  Hold off on adding the chocolate chips until the batter is at room temperature, so the chocolate chips don't melt when you add them.  

Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients.  Finally, add the chocolate chips.
 
Drop dough by 2 tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet.  

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.



8 comments:

  1. These look amazing. I am definitely going to have to pick some coconut oil up at the store so I can make these!

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  2. these look yummy! can't wait to try some!

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  4. Yummers! Wish you had the nutritional info on these. I joined weight Watchers so you need the carbs, fat, protein etc.

    My kids would love these, thanks!

    Megan

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  5. Have you tried Almond Breeze in the refrigerator case?
    It is so smooth and tastes great on cereal or in shakes.
    Jim loves the chocolate almond milk. Silk makes this one, or Diamond makes it in the shelf stable package.
    That's all we use now,
    Recipe looks good.
    But how do you print it without all the other stuff on this page?

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  6. These sound so yummy! Healthier than regular oatmeal cookies too!

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  7. Thanks so much for your sweet blog comment!

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  8. I am a recent coconut oil convert, and I'm would love to do more dairy free recipes. I'm so on this one!! My boys would love it. {BTW -- new here. :) -- Hi!}

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