Chocolate Chip Coconut Oatmeal Cookies – Vegan!

Baked cookies

Simple cookie recipe for vegan chewy-on-the-inside cookies! With oats and no eggs or dairy, you can even pretend they are good for you.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp soy or oat milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup dried coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ to ⅔ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cups walnuts chopped (optional)

Process

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Cream the vegan butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup with a blender.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, coconut, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Mix the dry and wet ingredients, either by hand or softly with a dough hook until the mixture is crumbly then mix in the soy milk.
  5. At that point, it should be wet enough that you can pick up a small handful and squish and pat it into a ball and then slightly flatten into a patty. If you can’t make it hold together at all, add a bit more soy milk.
  6. Place the cookies onto a baking stone or parchment lined pan.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are firm and the tops slightly browned. Don’t overcook – they will get firm as they cool!
  8. Allow to cool for a 5-10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Vegan Kitchen Sink Cookies

Picture of cookies

I have another recipe for these use-all-the-stuff cookies that is titled “Dawes Cookies” (because they have a little bit of everything, get it?) if this one doesn’t quite suit your fancy. They are mostly the same other than swapping out of bananas for applesauce and garbanzo flour and a few other minor tweaks. These are rather cakey cookies, just FYI.

Ingredients

2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups applesauce
2 T tahini or peanut butter
3 T almond, coconut, or soy milk
3 T garbanzo/chickpea flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (can sub with gluten free all purpose)
1 ½ cups oats (either quick or regular, can use gluten free oats)
½ cup vegan protein powder (I used Sunwarrior Warrior Blend)
⅔ cup raw sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
⅔ cup shredded coconut
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 ⅓ cup dried cranberries
⅔ cup walnuts
Brown sugar for sprinkling on top

Process

Mix first 4 ingredients until smooth. In a separate container mix all dried ingredients except the brown sugar thoroughly. Combine.

Spoon by large dollops onto a baking pan or stone and flatten slightly (they will rise little but won’t spread out much). Sprinkle lightly with brown sugar.

Bake for 13 minutes and check. Bake additionally as needed until bottoms are lightly browned. They may not seem quite done on top but will firm up as they cool.

Allow to cool and enjoy. I like to store cookies like this in the refrigerator, so that I don’t need to worry about dampness from the condensation.

Makes 24 cookies.

Vegan Baked Ziti

Image of ziti

Great for a cold day!

Ingredients

  • 1 box ziti
  • 1.5 large cans tomato sauce
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 T Italian seasoning
  • 1 container extra firm tofu
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 4 T nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup dried TVP (rehydrated), browned Impossible meat, or other vegan meat substitute if desired.
  • Vegan mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper

Process

Prepare pasta according to directions, very al dente! Rinse in cold water to stop cooking and set aside.

Drain tofu. Place in a large bowl and mash with fork or potato masher until the consistency of cottage cheese or ricotta. Add vinegar, nutritional yeast, and a little salt and fold in. Set aside.

Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic, celery in olive oil until soft. Add tomato sauce, diced tomato, Italian seasoning. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a simmer and let simmer 15-20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350. Add ⅓ of the sauce to the bottom of an 8×13 baking dish. Add a layer of ½ of the pasta. Add tofu mix in scoops and then use a spatula to spread across pan. Add ⅓ of the sauce over the tofu mix. Add the second half of the pasta in an even layer. If using meat substitute, add that here in an even layer. Add remaining sauce and vegan mozzarella.

Cover with lid or foil (I like to spray the foil with vegetable spray so it doesn’t stick to the vegan cheese). Bake for 40 minutes or until everything is hot and cheese is somewhat melted (to the extent that the brand you are using will melt).