Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Vegan Breakfast Cookies

As you may know from previous blogs I’m a 10-year vegetarian who made the switch to Vegan 1/1/2015 (though I used December 2014 to transition). I’m a full believer that Vegans don’t have to forego any of the delicacies of our vegetarian and omnivore friends. This morning I ate the most delicious, light & sweet Vegan Breakfast Cookies and would love for you to enjoy this experience as well!

Ingredients: 

¾ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

½ cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 tablespoons coconut oil

½ cup applesauce

¼ cup dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar + 1tablespoon molasses)

1 carrot cooked & pureed (or banana)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup raisins (or craisins or a mixture of both)

1/3 cup walnut pieces, lightly toasted in a dry skillet for 2 minutes, until fragrant and chopped

 Directions:

Place rack in center of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. Whisk together flours, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Combine oil and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on high speed, scraping down sides if necessary, until sugars have dissolved and mixture is light in color, about 1 minute.
  3. Add carrot puree and vanilla and beat an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Add flour mixture and beat additional 30 seconds.
  5. Add oats, flakes, raisins/craisins and walnuts and mix over low speed just until incorporated. (Dough will be slightly sticky and less cohesive than traditional cookie dough).
  6. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Using between 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter, form a ball and place on cookie sheet.
  8. Repeat with remaining batter, leaving about 3 inches between cookies.
  9. Wet hands and use palm of hand to flatten cookies until about ¼ inch thick.
  10. Bake for 12 minutes, until cookies are fragrant but still soft.
  11. Let cookies cool slighty, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

*To create these vegan cookies we used Ellie Krieger’s Breakfast Cookies recipe as a base and removed/swapped some ingredients to vegan or preferential options.

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3 thoughts on “Vegan Breakfast Cookies

    • Hi Keely! I’m so glad you liked this vegan breakfast idea! For children, I would think a nice smoothie, or fruit salad, or anything with lots of color to keep them interested. Also you could try making your own granola bars or “power” balls (made with plant based protein powder, peanut butter, chick peas (pureed) and dark chocolate chips if they like!)

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