Monday, 23 March 2015

Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Cookies are by far one of the most common comfort foods and almost everybody loves them, but unfortunately it's very difficult to buy vegan and gluten-free cookies which are also refined sugar-free. As with most plant-based treats, it's usually easier and more cost-effective to make your own at home; however, as much as I love baking, sometimes I just feel like throwing a bunch of ingredients together without having to worry about getting oven times and temperatures right - that's where these raw vegan chocolate chip cookies come in! They only contain five ingredients and they require very little time and effort to make, but they're still incredibly tasty. Technically they aren't 100% raw if you use regular rolled oats but fully raw oats are available to buy if you want to use those.

Makes 8 small cookies
  • 1/2 cup (50g) oats 
  • 2/3 cup (100g) cashews
  • 2 tbsp maple/rice syrup (or other liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao nibs


Place all the ingredients apart from the cacao nibs into a food processor and process them until a sticky mixture is formed. Add the cacao nibs and pulse until they're incorporated.

Scoop out 1 tbsp of the mixture and roll it in your hands to form a ball, then place it on a plate or baking tray and press down on it to form a cookie shape. 

Pop the plate or tray into the freezer for at least an hour to allow the cookies to set, then keep them in the fridge until you're ready to eat them. Enjoy!


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