Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies

Choc Chip Cookies

For over five years now, my Wednesday Workshop children have requested these cookies as their end of term treat. Who would have thought that a vegan wholemeal cookie would be such a hit!

I must admit, the children were a little surprised when I first admitted that they were vegan, but it didn’t deter them. To be honest, I got more cautious looks when I told them they were wholemeal, but even this wasn’t enough to put them off. They enthusiastically tucked into them, then proceeded to give me lots of lovely compliments. Some even told me they were the ‘Best Choc Chip Cookies Ever!’ Now that’s an impressive accolade for a humble home-made cookie!

Choc Chip Cookies

The children often ask me ‘what’s in the cookies?’ If they’re not made with butter and eggs, what are they made of?

Choc Chip Cookies

The cookies are incredibly easy to make. They don’t contain any fancy or ‘weird’ ingredients. Just a few basic pantry staples – wholewheat flour, baking soda, unrefined sugar, oil, vanilla extract, a drop of soya milk and maple syrup and, of course, choc chips!

Choc Chips

‘Vegan-friendly’ chocolate chips are widely available in UK supermarkets these days. The supermarket own-brand dark chocolate chips are usually dairy-free. Also, many supermarkets now stock the Moo Free ‘milk’ chocolate chips.

I personally love Plamil chocolate because it’s produced in a factory that is 100% nut free, dairy free and vegan. The company has a great ethos and it puts my mind at rest to know there’s no chance of ‘traces of milk or nuts’ appearing in the cookies that I share with school children.

The wholefood wholesaler Suma supplies Plamil chocolate to independent health food shops across the UK. It can also be ordered directly from the company. To date, I’ve always used Plamil’s dark choc chips but I’ve just noticed that they stock milk choc chips. I definitely need to give those a try!

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6 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Choc Chip Cookies

  1. Ahh I am so excited to try this recipe…there is nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie – except a vegan wholemeal one!! Mmmm I imagine they are the perfect treat. Lucky kids!!

  2. Wow, they look so good! I’m going to try subbing oil for aqua faba! 🙂 We generally use oats in cooking in place of flour these days & it definitely doesn’t flatten out like these ones!

    1. Ooh I’d love to know if aquafaba works for you as an oil replacement. I find that if I omit the oil in bakes, the cakes & cookies dry out too quick.

      1. Yes we tried it! They were great! 🙂
        We never baked with oil (or use oil at all for that matter), it just takes time to get used to adjusting oven temp or time etc, but definitely not dry 🙂

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