My Favorite Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Dairy free oatmeal cookies are the best dessert to hit your vegan cookie jar!
Your soon-to-be favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies boast crispy edges, mouthwatering chewy centers and oozing melted vegan chocolate! No dairy.
What makes for the very best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Nay, my favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Is it the crispy edges, the chewy interior, or the just-right amount of oats?
Maybe it’s the oat to chocolate chip ratio, or just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy, but not overwhelm? Or, perhaps it’s just the right amount of oil to create an indulgent vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, but not too much to leave your tummy hurting?
Well, today’s vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are truly my favorite for all of the above. Did I also mention today’s dairy free oatmeal cookies have no dairy in them? Heehee.
Take a break with me, check out all of the yummy vegan oatmeal cookie delights we have in store, and get your bake on. You ready? Let’s do it!
A little while ago, I shared my Best Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Y’all absolutely loved them, said they were truly the best ever… but you wanted me to lighten that recipe up a bit so you could EAT MORE.
So I reduced the oil, swapped it for a super secret ingredient (shhh… don’t tell anyone, there’s more on this later!), and created today’s perfectly chewy, perfectly crisped-edge oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that will soon be your favorite!
how to make vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Learn how to make the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in just a few simple ‘n easy steps!
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a medium or large baking sheet with parchment paper.
whisk dry ingredients
Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl: rolled oats, oat flour, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt. Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.
whisk wet ingredients
Add all the wet ingredients into a medium mixing bowl: coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla. Whisk altogether until well mixed.
Combine the wet and the dry ingredients! Simply pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture, then stir and fold until well mixed. Fold in vegan chocolate chips and walnuts. Feel free to skip the walnuts if ya don’t like ‘em.
scoop cookie dough
Using my favorite cookie scoop, scoop and drop balls of oatmeal cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Dot with vegan chocolate chips. Then, use a fork to flatten the cookies to as thick as you’d like them.
bake, cool and enjoy!
Bake for about 12 minutes, then cool and enjoy the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever!
the secret ingredient for vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
What makes for best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Simply put, my secret ingredient: creamy almond butter. I’m always searching for the perfect way to cut down on oil and increase healthy, nutrient-rich ingredients. Cue the entrance music for almond butter.
Almond butter is a wonderful placeholder for coconut oil because it includes naturally occurring oil (ahem, almond oil), and adds a creamy, rich flavor to these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Tip: I wouldn’t recommend subbing the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in this recipe with even more almond butter because that would make the oatmeal cookie dough stickier, thicker and decrease the beautiful spread of these vegan cookies while baking.
delightfully crispy edges, chewy centers & bursting with chocolate. my favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
recommended tools for the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Here are my favorite tools to make my even favoriter (yep, I just did that) vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Click the link below to explore.
- Vegan Chocolate Chips– These vegan chocolate chips are one of my absolute faves. They taste so milky, perfectly sweet and they melt beautifully. If you’re looking for a refined sugar-free chocolate, trying chopping up this paleo chocolate to use in place of vegan chocolate chips!
- Creamy Almond Butter– this almond butter is vegan and free from added ingredients. Also try making homemade almond butter to use in this recipe.
- Medium Cookie Scoop– I’ve tried cookie scoops far and wide (and crappy). If I bought any more cookie scoops, I might need to start a factory. These are by far the best, most durable and, well, scoopable of them all.
- Ground Flaxseed | Coconut Sugar | Coconut Oil: all three of these ingredient are staples in my vegan pantry. I use these ingredients in nearly all of my vegan dessert recipes!
So, my fellow Cookie Fiends Friends, what do you think? Are you as pumped up as I am to make ALL the vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?!? I’m so excited to head into the kitchen with you & whip up all these tasty vegan cookies for the ones we love (including ourselves)!! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below—I absolutely love hearing from you. ‘Til the next kitchen adventure…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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My Favorite Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
- Total Time: 38 minutes
- Yield: 12-16 (mine made 14 cookies) 1x
- Diet: Vegan
Dairy free oatmeal cookies are the best dessert to hit your vegan cookie jar! Your soon-to-be favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies boast crispy edges, mouthwatering chewy centers and oozing melted vegan chocolate! No dairy.
- 1 cup old-fashioned, rolled oats
- 3 tablespoons oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup unsalted, natural creamy almond butter
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped (optional)
- 2–3 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or greased foil. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
- Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
- Using a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet—spaced evenly apart. Optionally, dot cookies with chocolate chips. Using a fork, flatten cookies to desired thickness. The cookies will crumble at the edges a bit after flattening—use your fingers to squish the edges back together.
- Bake for 10-14 minutes. Mine took 13 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack, allowing cookies to firm up for about 15 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, transfer cookies directly onto the cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!
More Amazing Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
Where to Buy Ingredients: Coconut Sugar | Vegan Chocolate Chips or Refined Sugar Free Paleo Chocolate (make sure to chop before using) | Ground Flaxseed | try Homemade Oat Flour | Coconut Oil | Raw Walnuts
*If using homemade oat flour, make sure to sift the flour to remove coarse bits of oats that could result in crumbly, fall-apart cookies.
Storing Notes: Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. I like using this set of reusable bags to store my cookies. For on-the-go, I like using these sandwich-sized snack bags.
Recommended Tools: Small or Medium Cookie Scoop | 4 Event Kitchen Timer | My Favorite Prep Bowls | Glass Mixing Bowls | Unbleached Parchment Paper
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 13 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, dairy free oatmeal cookies
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What would the effect of smooth natural peanut butter be, va. Almond butter?
Hi Terrence! You could definitely use PB in this recipe. 🙂
I made it today and it may be my “favoriter” CCC recipe because it’s so much healthier than my go-to CCC recipe. 2tbsp oil versus 3/4 cups! For the oil, I used canola which is what I have. Also used brown sugar instead of coconut, agave nectar instead of maple syrup, and hemp instead of coconut or almond milk. The recipe gave me 11 cookies and I have the same exact medium cookie scoop that was in your link. I had 2 and I am thinking this cookie would be a pretty legit breakfast because it has oats! Who agrees with me?! .
Happy birthday and thanks for a wonderful recipe!
Aw thank you Michelle! .
Haha that’s awesome Michelle! . So happy you enjoyed the recipe—and I am totally into cookies for breakfast!
I just made a batch of these cookies and they are fantastic! I know they will disappear fast!
Woohoo! Oh I’ll bet they will—they don’t last long in my house, that’s for sure!
Delicious and I love the texture! I am adding these to my holiday baking rotation!
Yay! I know you’re going to love them Lauren! .
These cookies are amazing! We are gluten-free and it can be difficult to create cookies that taste great and have such great flavor. So glad we found your recipe!
Thank you Toni! . So glad to have you!
some delicious cookies! I’m thinking we could sub Earth Balance spread for the almond butter and skip the walnuts, to make nut free?
I haven’t tried the earth balance sub here, but I know other readers have done that with my brownies with good results. Sunflower seed butter or soy butter would also work. Let me know how it goes!
I am so glad that I found this recipe. It’s healthy and it’s a cookie…what not to love or enjoy. .
Exactly! . Happy baking Sonal!
These look amazing! They are sure to become my family’s most ‘favoriter’ cookie!
Woohoo! I am so happy to hear it Beth! .
These look so good! Love that you used almond butter to make them!
Thanks Julia! It really adds a wonderful flavor and texture. .
I’m just like you. I think about cookies all the time! There’s nothing better than homemade cookies. These chocolate chip oatmeal cookies bring two of my favorite cookies together so I don’t have to decide between oatmeal or chocolate chip.
Haha glad to meet another fellow cookie lover! .. And yes! Now we can enjoy all the cookies at once!
I have a cupboard FULL of vegan chocolate chips waiting for the PERFECT recipe. This is absolutely perfect! My kids are going to flip when they come home from school and find a batch of delicious vegan cookies waiting for them!!
Aww sounds like you’ve got some lucky kids! Hope they enjoyed the cookies! .