Looking for a cookie fix? These Vegan Cowboy Cookies will do the trick!
The rate at which these cowboy cookies disappear in my house is impressive. It’s not surprising, they’re crunchy on the outside and deliciously chewy from the chocolate chips and shredded coconut on the inside. Plus they’re 100% vegan and refined sugar free!
I originally found the blueprint for this recipe in Amy Chaplin’s wonderful book At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen. I’ve changed it up quite a bit with these lovely flavors and textures but the foundation is hers. I highly recommend this book as well as her new one Whole Food Cooking Every Day which I’m completely obsessed with!
Why are they called Cowboy Cookies?
There seems to be varying accounts of this but I like the idea of having something portable, nourishing, satisfying and sweet to fuel you for a long hard days work. These will do just that. There’s 2 cups of oats and plenty of walnuts in the batter so they’re deliciously filling. Instead of riding across the prairie with your cookies you could pack them up and take them to work for breakfast or a hearty snack:)
What ingredients do you need for Vegan Cowboy Cookies?
- oats – wonderful for balancing blood sugar and filled with fiber
- walnuts – one of the healthiest nuts, filled with omega 3 essential fatty acids
- almond flour – provides depth of flavor and moisture
- shredded coconut – providing more flavor and texture
- flour – your choice: all purpose or wholewheat spelt. My absolute favorite these days is Einkorn all purpose flour.
- maple syrup – no refined sugar in this recipe, maple syrup is the sweetener
- olive oil
- coconut oil
- vanilla extract
- dark chocolate chips – do make sure they have at least 55% cacao to ensure they’re fully vegan. Read PETA’S Definitive Guide to Vegan Chocolate to get the full scoop.
How do you make Vegan Cowboy Cookies?
It’s ridiculously easy. Just a question of a stirring the wet ingredients into the dry and baking:)
- Combine the dry ingredients
- Pour in the wet ingredients into the dry and combine
- Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge for 10 minutes
- Spoon out the batter onto a line baking sheet
- Bake for 15 minutes
- Cool and eat.
Frequently asked questions.
What type of oatmeal is best for the cookies?
I recommend you use old fashioned oatmeal. The oats are more substantial and hold up better in the baking process, plus there’s usually more fiber in old fashioned oats so they’re better for you.
How do I store the cookies?
The cookies will keep well in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Vegan Cowboy Cookies
A deliciously healthy alternative to the classic.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 15 cookies 1x
- Category: baking
2 cups oatmeal (old fashioned oats)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup almond meal
1/3 cup shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the oatmeal, flour, almond meal, shredded coconut, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- In another bowl whisk together the melted coconut oil, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla extract. It should become emulsified.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix to combine.
- Add the chocolate chips and walnuts and stir into the batter.
- Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Scoop the batter onto the lined baking trays with a rounded tablespoon.
- Bake for 15 minutes. The cookies may seem a little underdone but they will firm up while cooling.
- Remove from the oven. Allow to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Keywords: baking, cookies, chocolate chip cookies, vegan cookies