Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday was such a gross day here in Los Angeles. Not only was it cloudy for most of the day but we also even got some rain. So making chocolate chip cookies sounded like a perfect way to end the night.

These cookies were an experiment, and I have to say they came out pretty darn good. I had one issue – these cookies didn’t expand when baked, so for next time I’ll have to actually shape them better.

Besides that though, these vegan coconut chocolate chip cookies are rich in flavor, have a great texture, and are best when just out of the oven.

One of these healthy and delicious cookies will even give you a little bit of everything: potassium, fiber, protein, and some vitamins and minerals!

Ingredients for Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Baking Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

    • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 cup of rolled oats
    • 2/3 cup of whole wheat pastry flour
    • 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds

Vegan Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup of apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Now, start with two large mixing bowls. In one, I combined all my dry ingredients, except for the coconut and vegan chocolate chips. This included the baking soda, salt, rolled oats, whole wheat pastry flour, flaxseeds, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, I added in the apple sauce and almond butter. I then added the mixed dry ingredients to the wet bowl of ingredients and mixed vigorously. This really is an arm workout. I guess you could get the mixer out but where’s the fun in that?

Once that was well mixed, I added in the coconut and vegan chocolate chips and more gently folded those in there. Now you have your thick dough and are ready to dole out your cookies.

Cookies going into the oven

Take a cookie sheet and place parchment paper on it or spray the pan so the cookies don’t stick. Then taking a spoon dole out medium sized cookies.

IMPORTANT: These cookies will NOT spread. I learned this after I made them. So when you are putting them on your baking sheet, you might want to mold them in your hand into a round cookie-like shape since how you put them in the oven is exactly how they will look when you take them out.

Then bake in the oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. Once done, the cookies will look lightly brown. Try to let them sit and cool for at least five minutes. It’s hard, trust me. The chocolate is melting and the cookies are golden brown and all you want to do is eat them all. But I have to say, the long wait (5 minutes) was worth it. They are best warm and melting in your mouth and not hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Cookies Nutrition Facts

Vegan Cookies Nutrition Facts 2

This recipe makes twenty four delicious vegan coconut chocolate chip cookies. One of these cookies will give you 90 calories, 55 milligrams of potassium, and 1.5 grams of protein. It will also give you 14 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams being dietary fiber.

In terms of vitamins, one cookie supplies you with 0.5% of your daily vitamin C, 2% of your daily vitamin E, 3% of your daily vitamin A, and 4.5% of your daily vitamin B-6.

One of these cookies will also give you a multitude of minerals. Some of those include: 3% of your daily folate, 5% of your daily iron, and 11% of your daily manganese.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.