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Healthy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Guilt-free goodies

From SheKnows Canada
When you want a sweet treat but don't want to feel guilty, you can reach for these healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They're filled with nutritious ingredients and are completely vegan!

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Serving size 18–20

Recipe inspired by Eating Well

These little sweet treats are great for kids' lunches, on-the-go snacking or a healthy dessert at the end of the day. No matter what you need them for, they're sure to get eaten. Or if you can't eat them quickly enough, toss them in a large, sealed bag, and place them in the freezer to take out and enjoy as required.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together the tahini, olive oil, maple syrup, applesauce and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and combine thoroughly. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  5. Roll the dough into small balls, flatten them slightly, and place them on the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 15–17 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven, and let them cool before transferring them to a resealable container for storage.

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