I found vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on Weeklybite.com , and of course, I had to alter the ingredients just a tad. I just can't seem to make recipes without changing some of the ingredients into healthier options. Surprisingly, these ingredient-altered cookies turned out great! I say "surprisingly" because usually, the substituting ingredient thing doesn't work in my favor. For example, I tried the recipe for orange rolls from All Steak in Cullman, AL...I simply made them whole wheat and sugar free...it didn't work-they didn't rise at all...
After those orange rolls, I was so happy when the cookies turned out so well! I can't call my cookies vegan because I did not use vegan chocolate chips. Instead, my cookies are whole wheat, egg free, and oil free cookies, and they were good! They were so fast and easy to make! It took me about 5 minutes to get them oven ready, 10 minutes to bake, and before you could say "Roll Tide", the cookies and I were ready for football!
What you need: 2 Cups whole wheat flour 1 Cup oatmeal (I used old fashioned) 1 & 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 Cup chocolate chips 3/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce (replaces the need for oil!!) 1/3 Cup orange juice (I used Trop 50 for half the calories and sugar) 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix dry ingredients ( flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda)
Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl (Applesauce, orange juice, and vanilla)
Mix wet and dry ingredients together and add chocolate chips.
Stir together and roll the dough in your hands to make 1 &1/2 inch balls of dough.
Place on greased cookie sheet, and flatten to about 1/4 inch thick with a fork.
Bake for about 12 minutes or until they just begin to brown.
Let cool and enjoy!
This recipe makes about 30 cookies... I would have really liked to make them sugar free too, but brown sugar is an essential ingredient, and Splenda's brown sugar mix is pricey with just a small calorie difference than regular brown sugar.They contain 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber each! At 100 calories and less than 2 grams of fat, they are the perfect healthier oatmeal chocolate chip cookie option! They are best served right out of the oven. Next time I think I'll add some cinnamon or nutmeg and pecans! Yum!