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Vegan Homestyle Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

With the addition of soft and chewy oatmeal, these cookies have become a staple in my kitchen. As a bonus, you can whip them up in 30 minutes or less, and you only need one bowl to mix everything.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Nut-Free, Oatmeal, Soy-Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Flax Eggs

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
  • 6 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat
  • Prepare your flax seeds by mixing 2 tablespoons flax seed and 6 tablespoons water in small bowl. Set in fridge to firm up slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add 2 ½ cups of oatmeal, 2 cups of flour, 1 cup canola oil, ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar, 4 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. Mix until the dough is moist and all the ingredients are combined. The dough will appear somewhat crumbly. 
  • Fold in 1 ½ cup of chocolate chunks. 
  • Gently fold in the flax eggs, being careful to not overmix. 
  • Using your hands, roll together two tablespoons of dough, pressing the dough firmly together. If the mixture is still a bit dry, add 1 additional tablespoon of oil and mix again.
  • Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Top with a small sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
  • Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until golden and slightly firm. They will appear very soft. Try not to overbake! 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for five minutes before transferring to a baking rack. Enjoy!

Notes

  • You may substitute gluten-free flour for all-purpose flour if you wish.
  • If you are not vegan, you can substitute 2 eggs for the 2 flax eggs.
  • If you don't have canola oil, you can substitute sunflower oil or vegetable oil.
  • Recipe adapted from halfbakedharvest.com.

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