In my quest to develop a healthy whole grain cookie with little added sugar, I made dozens of cookies. While all of them were edible, some were mediocre at best. My poor husband had to eat many reject cookies before I finally succeeded! I am very fussy when it comes to food, so all the recipes I post here were tested repeatedly and survived my rigorous scrutiny.
These vegan oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies are made with whole wheat pastry flour and rolled oats, so they have a lot more fiber than a typical cookie. They are sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup, raisins (or currants) and a few dark chocolate chips (a superfood). Although they don’t qualify for a No Sugar Challenge, they have a lot less added sugar than most cookie recipes. Walnuts add a nice dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which studies suggest help lower the risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, cancer, and even arthritis.1
This healthy vegan cookie recipe is also easy to make – it only takes a few minutes!
Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Whole Grain & Vegan!)
Tree Nuts, Wheat
These Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with whole grains, dried fruit, walnuts, and dark chocolate! This vegan recipe uses no butter, no eggs, and no dairy.
- 1/2 cup Almond Butter (Unsalted)
- 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 4 tablespoons Hot Water
- 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour (I recommend using Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry for lightness)
- 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1/4 cup Raisins or Dried Currants
- 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix the almond butter, water, maple syrup, and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda together in a small bowl and stir into the wet ingredients until just barely uniform. I use a big wooden spoon to mush it all together. Fold in the rest of the ingredients. Use a spoon to place golf ball sized blobs on the cookie sheet and gently press them down a little. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for a bit and enjoy! |
1. Why Walnuts Are Good For You: Walnuts and Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids