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Vegan Grandma’s Cowboy Cookies

When people put the vegan label on foods many people who are not accustomed to vegan foods put their noise up the vegan food. I am not vegan, but I have food intolerances, which do not allow me to have eggs and dairy. So I guess I am 2/3 vegan? I don’t think thats a thing, but thats my lifestyle right now and I’m going with the flow!

Many people in my family say what do you even eat since you can’t have eggs and dairy. I eat plenty of different style of foods and try not to let my intolerances bring me down and make me feel deprived. I feel myself with real whole foods and whole grains! By having plenty of vegetables, fruits, and meats I feel incredibly nourished. I also add some type of grain along with my meal. For example, couscous, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and whole grain bread!

Okay I am getting off topic, but I always like to end my meal with something sweet. I usually do fruit or a piece of dark chocolate without dairy. But, when I am feeling extra sweet those won’t satisfy my sweet tooth. I go all out and make some cookies!

My grandma makes these cowboy cookies all the time, but I have put my own twist on them that are vegan so that I can enjoy them as well. Let me tell you they are so chewy and melt in your mouth delicious! Okay guys I am not going to claim these are healthy in any way, but I made some better adjustments to the cookies. For example, instead of canola oil I used coconut oil and instead of white flour I used whole wheat flour!

Recipe:

  1. 1 cup of coconut oil
  2. 1 cup of pure cane sugar
  3. 1 cup of brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup of apple sauce
  5. 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  9. 12 ounces or so of vegan chocolate
  10. 2 cups of oats
  11. 1 cup of baking walnuts
  12. 1 teaspoon of vanilla bean extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat oil, sugars, and applesauce.
  3. Gradually combine the flour with the soda, baking powder, and salt to the oil and sugar mixture.
  4. Manually stir in the chocolate chips and oats.
  5. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Put onto a baking sheet with parchment paper into the preheated 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

Enjoy! 🙂

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