Chocolate and Oat Cookies

chocolate and oat cookies

dark Chocolate and oat cookies

These sweet and chunky dairy-free chocolate and oat cookies are everything you could want in a simple and easy dessert. Sticky maple syrup and smooth dark chocolate chunks give the sweetness. While the oats give a heartiness and chunky texture to the cookies.

chocolate and oat cookies

Cookies are one of the best sweet treats so it's even better that they can be made vegan!

They're even healthy is the ingredient list includes dark chocolate and oats ... right?

Okay, maybe not but life is all about balance so enjoy a couple of these with some plant milk for a snack or with some ice cream for dessert

The best part is that they taste delicious as standard and mini cookies so the whole family can enjoy them.

Oats are a great staple ingredient, they're cheap, nutritious and can be used in so many ways like our Apple Crumble Baked Oats recipe.

Have you tried this recipe? Let me know what you think in the comments section below.


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Recipe Tips

Rather than spending money on vegan chocolate drops use dark chocolate instead. You can buy it for a much lower price as a block of chocolate and use a knife to chop it into chunks.

You can use this recipe to make standard size cookies or mini cookies. Just adjust the amount of cookie dough you pull off to make different size cookies.

The mixture doesn't spread out much so the size of your cookie dough ball once you've pressed it is roughly how big your cookie will be.



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Recipe Q&A

Q: What type of oats do I need to use? 

A: I use rolled oats but have also used jumbo oats in the past. 


Q: What egg replacement is used?

A: The egg replacement used in this recipe is flax egg. It sounds odd but is really easy to make by mixing together 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water and leaving for 5 minutes. You can find out more about other egg replacements you can use in our Simple Guide to a Plant-Based Diet.


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Cooking with Kids

As if cookies weren't exciting enough they make a great mini treat for the little ones.

Due to the size they're also great for BLW if you're weaning your baby. My 8 month old loves these as he can easily hold them.

This recipe is so easy to make with your kids. They can help pour the ingredients into the bowl, mix and even shape the cookies.


chocolate and oat cookies

Dark Chocolate and Oat Cookies

These sweet and chunky dairy-free chocolate and oat cookies are everything you could want in a simple and easy dessert. Sticky maple syrup and smooth dark chocolate chunks give the sweetness. While the oats give a heartiness and chunky texture to the cookies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup plant butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 flax egg To make a flax egg add 1 tbsp ground flaxseed and 3 tbsp water to a bowl or cup, mix and then leave for 5 minutes.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 180c | 356f | Gas Mark 4.
  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Make sure it's completely mixed - get messy and use your hands if you need to. You'll know it's ready when it holds its shape in a lump of cookie dough.
  • Seperate your cookie dough into 12 equal pieces (or 24 for mini cookies) and roll them into balls.
  • Place each of the cookie dough balls on a lined baking tray with space in between each one.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until they're starting to go golden brown on top.
  • Let them cool for 5 minutes before you dig in and enjoy!
Keyword Baking, Cookies, Dairy-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Vegetarian

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