I love a good chocolate chip cookie so I knew that I had to find a good vegan recipe for one. I used a 'flax egg' for the first time in this recipe - basically just ground flaxseed mixed with water used to bind the cookie mixture together in place of the egg. It worked really well and these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are lovely and chewy and tasty.
This recipe calls for some store cupboard ingredients so hopefully it is a few things that you will already have to hand. The brown sugar adds to the caramel sweetness and chewy texture of the cookies and the oats add some texture and added goodness.
You could of course swap the dark chocolate chips for white chocolate chips, or even raisins if you wanted a slightly healthier version, or leave them out completely for some good old plain and simple vegan oat cookies.
Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- ½ cup dairy free butter I used vitalite
- ½ cup soft brown sugar
- ½ cup caster sugar
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 ¼ cups oats
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 3 tablespoon warm water
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda
- 100 g chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a baking tray with baking paper
Cream the dairy free butter and sugars together until smooth
Add the flax egg and vanilla extract and beat to combine
In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients and add to the sugar and egg mixture.
Mix in the chocolate chips
Roll into 2 cm balls and place 5cm apart on your lined baking tray
Cook for 10 minutes
Leave to cool on the tray for a couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
My children devoured these cookies, and I love them because they are easy to make, vegan and they have the added oats to give them a little more protein which makes them better for you than regular chocolate chip cookies. They are perfect for lunchboxes and they are nut free so ideal for taking to school or out of school clubs. Do give them a go and let me know in the comments what you think.
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