Sure, you could make these Gluten-free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies anytime of the year. But it’s the time for cookie swaps and adding in a few sweets, so why not make it a little healthier?
I just got back from my last trip of the year, and I’m ready to settle in for the holidays. I went to New Orleans for Shiftcon, a green conference for bloggers. I found some great new-to-me vegan products that I’ll tell you more about later this week.
There were tons of holiday lights and decorations everywhere I looked. There was even a special holiday drink menu at a tiki bar I went to. It was impossible to not get the holiday spirit!
This recipe does contain coconut oil, and I know some of you avoid all oils. At this point, I haven’t tested it with applesauce or pumpkin as an oil replacer with teff flour. I will try to make a batch soon and will update this post.
If you try an oil-free version please let us know in the comments if it was a success or failure. I want to try making a thick date paste, using less sweetener or maybe stevia, with stevia-sweetened chocolate chips to make this a cookie for everyone.
For now, it’s gluten-free and vegan, plus you could customize them to be nut-free or leave out the coconut and add dried fruit. Happy almost winter!
Serves: Makes 2 dozen 1 tablespoon-sized cookies
- 1 cup Maskal Brown Teff Flour
- ¾ cup rolled oats
- ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup vegan sugar or coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds mixed with ¼ cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- ½ cup dry shredded coconut
- ½ cup chopped pecans (or other nut of your choice)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then mix the wet ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Add the dry to the wet and mix well. It’s very thick so you may need to use your hands to knead in the add-in ingredients.
- Use a 1 tablespoon scoop to get a portion of the dough, place on the prepared cookie sheet, and press down with the back of a spatula to flatten. Repeat with all the dough.
- Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies are brown.