{Almost Vegan} Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Throughout the process of creating this recipe, mixing up the ingredients, & even baking these cookies, I didn’t realize even one time that I had created a nearly vegan cookie recipe. My intention was only to create something egg-free but I decided to health things up a bit, and in turn, created this “almost vegan” cookie recipe. I made them with a friend in mind. A friend who is a vegetarian, eats some dairy, but does not eat eggs. There’s probably a vegetarian classification for that. Perhaps lacto-vegetarian? At any rate, I didn’t actually create a vegan recipe, but after making them, I realized how easily these could be vegan cookies with just one minor substitution.

The recipe I share with you here, and the recipe I made, is NOT vegan. The chocolate chips I used do have milk in the them. However, swapping those with milk free chocolate chips makes these cookies certifiably vegan!

{almost vegan} oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
-1 cup unsweetened applesauce
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 “flax egg” (1 tbsp milled flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp water)
-4 cups quick cooking oats
-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
-3/4 cup milled flax seed
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1. Heat oven to 350. In a large bowl, stir brown sugar & applesauce until blended. Stir in vanilla & flax egg. Stir in oats, flour, flax, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Stir in chocolate chips.

2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart.

3. Bake 11-14 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.

These cookies are light & airy.

Pillowy & cake-like from all of the oats.

Almost vegan, but allll the way delicious.

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