Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ! Vegan

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Chocolate Cookkiiiiessss.. These cookies taste a bit like Lacey cookies.. and these are a must try! I sent some over to India, yes, and I should rename these to how to entice your relatives into eating vegan!. I love vegan cookies!. The recipe is very forgiving.. just throw things in together and make a sticky cookie dough with decent amount of fat! and we are good to go!..I am going to make some granola recipe out of this with some more grains, seeds and dried fruit thrown in.. chocolate yummyness!

Some amazing cookies I made earlier... Quinoa Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cardamom Cookies .. cookie heaven!
Seen below is fluffed up wet ingredients with cocoa powder just dropped in. And the cookie dough on parchment. Click picture to enlarge!

To increase portion size, increase wet to dry ingredients in 1:3 or 1:4 ratio. The final dough should like the dough on parchment paper above.
Ingredients: 9-10 cookies
  • 2 teaspoons flax meal
  • 1 Tablespoon hot water
  • 4 Tablespoons Raw turbinado sugar or jaggery or sweetener of choice
  • 1 Tablespoon Agave syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder ( a half tablespoon more for darker, and half less for less chocolatey)
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted Almond butter (Homemade nut butter recipes)
  • 1 Tablespoon virgin coconut oil ( or vegan butter like Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder ( or allspice)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons quinoa , blended coarsely or quinoa flour ( or use oats coarse flour, if you dont have quinoa)
  • 2/3 cup oats (Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned)
  • 3 Tablespoons self rising flour (or gf all purpose flour for gluten free version)
  • 2 Tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour (Or Rice Flour for a gluten free version)
Directions:
  1. In a bowl, mix the flax meal and hot water and let sit for a minute.
  2. Add in the room temperature almond butter, coconut oil, sugar, agave and mix well by hand or by hand mixer until the mixture feels light. The almond butter I used is store bought and it takes a while to mix up. Mix and let sit for a few minutes and then mix again to work that almond butter. I used spoon and woman hand power for the mixing!
  3. Blend/grind the quinoa to a coarse flour along with the baking powder.
  4. Add in cocoa powder, quinoa, 1/2 cup oats, salt, cinnamon powder and lemon juice and the wheat and self rising flour and mix till just about combined. Add in more oats and flour if needed to get gooey muffin mixture kind of consistency, Or a very sticky dough. If you added too much flour or oats and the mixture gets too stiff and dry then add in a teaspoon oil and/or lemon juice to make it gooey and mildly stiff.
  5. Oil hands or tablespoon and pick up tablespoon full dough, drop them and flatten on parchment paper. Thinner the better.! It can get hard to work with the sticky mixture, so I usually dont make a perfect round shape.:)
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes(add minutes depending on the thickness of the cookie). The cookies should not be runny or liquidy when done.
  7. Take cookies off baking tray and cool on rack for a few minutes if you can:)
  8. Store in airtight container for a week or so. Let me know how yours turn out!

Nutrition facts.: approximate. 10 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142.4
Total Fat 4.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.6 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 60.3 mg
Potassium 136.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 25.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Sugars 12.8 g
Protein 3.0 g
Vitamin A 0.0 %
Vitamin B-12 0.1 %
Vitamin B-6 1.7 %
Vitamin C 0.7 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 3.7 %
Calcium 1.7 %
Copper 5.4 %
Folate 0.7 %
Iron 6.3 %
Magnesium 4.8 %
Manganese 7.8 %
Niacin 1.1 %
Phosphorus 6.8 %
Riboflavin 9.1 %
Thiamin 3.1 %

15 comments:

  1. They look so good, R. Just love the way you bake, so healthful and innovative. Great going!

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  2. Mmmm, almond butter, oats, cocoa and coconut oil? Those all sound lovely! I've never tried quinoa in something like this, I bet the texture is really unique.

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  3. Thankyou Pingwinka! Tadkapasta girls! Jesse and Mary!

    Mary, the texture is quite fun, a bit like a cookie, but also crisp and chewy like a lacey chocolate cookie.. the quinoa adds some salty nuttyness or as my husband says a hidden popcorn flavor!:)
    Thank you all for dropping by!

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  4. Oh these look so good! Definitely going to win my friends over with these =)

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  5. this looks so delicious and healthy. i would never have thought of using quinoa. really nice job. storing it.

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  6. Thanks Honey, peggy and Kaitlin! Do let me know how the cookies turn out!!
    Have an awesome day!

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  7. These look fantastic! And aren't you a great relative to send some of these over to try. :) Great combination of flavors and textures. Thanks so much for submitting to Wellness Weekend this week!

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  8. What a yummy recipe! I am thrilled you shared this at SIT. I'm going to feature it on tomorrow's post. Thanks for linking up.

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  9. Thanks Ricki, anything that makes them eat more vegan! i'll try to do:)

    thanks Amy!

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  10. I just made these cookies and they taste great. (And I don't feel too guilty eating them!) I don't live near an organic/whole foods store so I had to sub some ingredients for more generic stuff but it worked ok!
    In case anyone is wondering: I subbed coconut for flax meal, honey for agave syrup, peanut butter for almond butter, and finely chopped walnuts for quinoa. The honey makes my cookies not vegan, but I think my substitutions are still healthy :)
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!!

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  11. Thank you so much Canuckgoingdutch for trying them out.. and i am so glad that they worked out for you.:) your substitutions are healthy too.!
    I am always so happy when someone tries my recipes! :) Have a fantastic day!

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