15 minute vegan salted chocolate cookies
CRUNCHY | SALTY | CHUNKY | SATISFYING | CHEWY
Makes 9 medium-sized cookies | Ready in 15 minutes | Very easy
Vegan | Gluten-free
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Baking tray + something to line it with
(I love using silicone baking mats as a sustainable and cost-effective option)
A large bowl
Spoon for mixing
100g coconut sugar
100g vegan chocolate (broken into chunks)
100g gf flour
50g gf oats
1/2 tsp baking powder or baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
6 level tbsp melted oil (coconut or avocado work best!)
40 ml water
HOW TO MAKE:
Pre-heat oven to 180c or 350f.
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Go to next step if not using coconut oil: melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over a low heat (this should only take 30 seconds).
Add the wet ingredients and mix well until a fairly wet batter forms.
Roll a tablespoon of the mix into a ball, place on the tray and press flat.
Continue step #6 until the dough is used up, leaving a small gap between each cookie.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven (they’ll still be soft but they are cooked!) and top straight away with sea salt flakes.
Leave to set for about 5 minutes and then EAT.
Recipe adapted from Deliciously Ella’s vegan cookies
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What’s the difference between refined and unrefined sugar?
Whilst sugar is still sugar, unrefined sugars maintain some nutrients and are processed slightly differently in the body.
Unrefined sugars take longer to be digested, whereas refined sugars are broken down immediately, causing a spike in insulin and blood sugar. This peak puts a lot of strain on our pancreas and liver functions, as they have to work extra hard to bring us back into balance.
Can I sub flour with almond flour?
Yes, almond flour should work fine in this recipe. Buckwheat or rice flour should also work well. And of course if you're not gluten free you can use any regular flour in its place.
Can I sub coconut sugar with another sweetener?
You can sub coconut sugar like for like with any other grained sweetner such as stevia, brown sugar, cane sugar etc.
If you're wanting to sub with a liquid sweetner like maple, agave or date syrup, add 4 tablespoons to replace the 100g of coconut sugar and omit the water.
Can I freeze them?
Yes definitely! Freeze for up to a month. Just take them out of the freezer half an hour before serving. Or reheat in the oven for a chewy gooey treat!
Where do you buy your ingredients?
Coconut sugar - Groovy Company
GF oats - Nairns
GF flour blend - Dove’s farm
Coconut oil - Vita Coco
Avocado olive oil - Olivado
GF baking powder - Dove's farm
Sea salt - Cornish Sea Salt