Kim’s Vegan Granola Cookies

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About two weeks ago, I shared the release of a new dairy-free cookbook, Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Flax, Hemp, Quinoa and Amaranth, by my friend Kim Lutz. Along with it, she shared a sample recipe from the book for Creamy Golden Corn Soup. Now that you’ve gotten a taste of the savory side of Super Seeds, I thought a sample sweet was in order. Kim agreed, and has offered these tempting, yet healthy, vegan granola cookies.

Healthy Vegan Granola Cookies - Dairy-free, gluten-free recipe from Superseeds!Super Seeds - The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Flax, Hemp, Quinoa & Amaranth by Kim Lutz

These vegan granola cookies pack all the goodness of super seed–loaded granola into a crunchy cookie that tastes great, travels well, and will quickly become your go-to lunch box and picnic cookie. Enjoy them with a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day or a warm cup of cocoa whenever you feel a chill setting in.

In addition to the Creamy Golden Corn Soup and Vegan Granola Cookies below, Super Seeds has over 70 additional recipes that incorporate chia, quinoa, flax, hemp, and/or amaranth with other wholesome ingredients. Just a few more samples include: Blueberry Coffee Cake, Amaranth Stuffed Acorn Squash, Lemon Basil Quinoa Salad, Hemp Seed Hummus, Pesto Veggie Burgers, Quinoa Lentil Soup, and Massaged Kale Salad.

Healthy Vegan Granola Cookies - Dairy-free, gluten-free recipe from Superseeds!

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Granola Cookies

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, optionally gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and generally top food allergy-friendly.

Kim's Vegan Granola Cookies
 
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To give these vegan granola cookies "superpower", use Kim’s Fruit-Sweetened Granola (page 30 of Super Seeds) or Coconut Quinoa Granola (page 34 of Super Seeds).
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Serves: 36 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup oat flour (certified gluten-free, if needed), white whole wheat flour, or spelt flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegan granola (see note in summary above)
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or evaporated cane juice
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup dairy-free chocolate chips or dried fruit
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in granola.
  3. In a large bowl, combine applesauce and baking powder. Mix in sugar and coconut oil.
  4. Stir granola mixture into wet ingredients, half at a time. Stir in chocolate chips or dried fruit.
  5. Drop tablespoon-size dollops of batter onto cookie sheets.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Let the cookies firm up for a minute or two before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Notes
This recipe is reprinted with permission from Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth © 2014 by Kim Lutz, Sterling Publishing Co. Photography by Bill Milne.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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