Vegan snacks are so delicious!
While I love some of the vegan recipes I've posted, this one holds a special place in my heart because I love the idea of healthy cookies -- if they are healthy vegan cookies -- I'm completely sold!
Of course, these are a treat and not necessarily something you should be having every day. Instead, if you're following the world's best workout programs, you'll know these are perfect for cheat / refuel meals.
This particular recipe will help you make friends for life. So delicious, yet so moist and healthy.
I can hear you salivating from here -- let's get baking!
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
So here is the best vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe that'll win you friends for life!
- 2/3 cup refined melted coconut oil
- 2/3 cup vegan granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup packed vegan brown sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 bag (10 oz) vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups)
- Heat the oven to 350°F.
- Mix the coconut oil, vegan granulated sugar and vegan brown sugar together.
- Stir in the almond milk and vanilla, then flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until a dough forms.
- Stir in the chocolate chips. Take slightly rounded tablespoons of dough and place them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake 11 to 14 minutes. Make sure the edges are light brown and tops look cooked through.
- Cool for 1 minute on cookie sheets.
If you find it easier to watch, here's a video on how to make healthy vegan chocolate chip cookies:
Why Eat Vegan Cookies?
Non-vegan cookies have higher saturated fat and cholesterol content due to butter and dairy milk. The body needs some fat to burn energy and provide a back-up energy source, but too much fat can lead to obesity. Vegan cookies can be both healthy and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time.
Additionally, for those with other dietary restrictions such as lactose intolerance, vegan cookies are a great way to enjoy the treat without nasty side effects.
The Best Time to Eat Vegan Cookies
So, when exactly should you chow down on your vegan cookies?
Remember, it's all about timing. Eating food at the wrong time after a workout doesn’t just upset your stomach; it can also lead to a delayed recovery.
Proper timing with nutritious snacks like vegan cookies will help you perform at your best and lead to some of the results our SHREDDED guys constantly get.
I recommend eating treats like this for prescribed refuel days in the program. Refuel days are earned after the first few weeks of SHREDDED, which helps bring the most amount of results in the shortest timeframe.
It's not a "reward" as much as it is a stage of the program.
The Best Part About My Vegan Cookies Recipe is….
You’re making them yourself!
As all of us know, processed foods come with all sorts of warnings and labels, where you are not sure where the product actually comes from and what you're eating exactly. When you're eating my vegan cookies, you know you're both a boss for making them, plus you know what's in them.
Did I mention that vegan cookies are the stuff my dreams are made of?
Wrapping Up: Make Vegan Cookies Today!
Vegan chocolate chip cookies are a great treat. They’re 100% unprocessed, low-fat and pack a decent amount of protein. Along with vegan chocolate chip cookies, try some of my other low-fat sweet recipes like sugar-free Nutella and delicious ketogenic lava cake. All my recipes are great healthier alternatives for guys and gals wanting healthier options.
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Once you taste these vegan cookies, you won't go back!
Get cooking and feel free to send me some your healthy cookie pics on Instagram!