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whole grain vegan cookies

Whole Grain Vegan Cookies

Large vegan cookies that are perfect for bake sales.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 14
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 cup natural nut butter or seed butter, such as smooth or crunchy natural peanut butter (I used Jif Natural) (256 grams)
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil (canola, grapeseed, etc.) (60 ml)
  • 10 tablespoons organic turbinado sugar or organic evaporated cane juice crystals OR regular sugar (120 grams)
  • 10 tablespoons Sucanat OR light brown sugar (120 grams)
  • 6 tablespoons vegan milk, more if needed (almond milk, soy) You almost certainly will need more
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (240 grams)
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats or quick cooking oats (160 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans (I used salted peanuts) 50 grams
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cherries (I used large dark chocolate chips)


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C, or gas mark 5).
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the nut butter, oil, sugars, milk, and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, baking powder, salt,pecans, and cherries.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix to combine. Add extra milk, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) at a time, if the cookie dough is too dry and crumbly. It needs to be moist enough to hold together easily when pinched, without being too wet. Pack a 1⁄4-cup measure with dough (approximately 90 g per cookie, weight will vary with add-ins), place the dough on the sheet, and flatten slightly, because the cookies won’t spread much while baking. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing 7 cookies on each sheet.
  • Bake for 14 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


The cookies freeze well.