These Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies make a delicious spin on the classic oatmeal cookie. They’re filled with dark chocolate chips and are 100% vegan!
These cookies are made with brown sugar and dark chocolate, making them extra rich and extra delicious!
They’re also super easy to make. All you do is mix the ingredients together and form the dough into balls. You’ll be done prepping them in less than 10 minutes!
This vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe is…
- ready in 20 minutes
- a quick party dessert
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How to Make Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat the oven and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Beat together the sugar and butter.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and combine well.
- Roll the dough into balls and place them on the baking tray.
- Bake the cookies, and then remove them from the oven to cool and harden.
Scroll down for the full recipe with measurements and detailed instructions.
Tips & Tricks
If you don’t like your cookies too dense, combine the wet and dry ingredients with a spatula—after you cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer.
But if you don’t want to use an electric mixer at all, you can cream the butter and sugar with a pastry cutter. If you don’t have a pastry cutter, you can cut through the butter with two knives.
Vegan Butter Substitute
Don’t have any butter in the house? There are a couple substitute ingredients you can use instead.
You can substitute butter with coconut oil (1:1 ratio), with applesauce (1:1 ratio), with mashed bananas (1:1 ratio), or with pumpkin purée (3:4 ratio).
Just remember that replacing vegan butter with something else can add an extra flavor to your cookies.
Types of Chocolate
If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate chips, you can replace them with other yummy treats.
Instead of dark chocolate, try milk chocolate chunks, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or white chocolate.
If you don’t like chocolate, or you want to add something extra to the chocolate, then you can add raisins or toffee.
For these oatmeal cookies, you can also add some candy inside the cookie dough—something yummy like peanut butter cups.
You can also add candy on top of the cookies. If you do this, make a small indent on the top of the ball of dough and place the candy in the indent. Great candies for this option include Hershey’s Kisses and pieces of caramel.
To make these cookies gluten-free, switch out the all-purpose flour for almond flour.
If you love vegan baking, make sure you grab a copy of my free vegan baking cheat sheet while you’re here. It’s packed with all my favorite plant-based substitutions to help you vegan-ize any recipe!
Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C and line baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, beat sugar and butter together. Add rest of ingredients and combine well.
- Roll 7 balls by leaving enough space between them.
- Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes. Cookies will still be soft but will harden when cool down.