Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

I struggled with what to name these cookies.  I didn’t really want to call them vegan because that’s like the scarlet letter to those who are not vegan.  I thought it important to include “whole wheat” because whole wheat has become a common bleached flour substitute in many households and it’s better for you.  I decided to keep both “vegan” and “whole wheat” in the name, albeit a long name for a cookie, because people might search for those words specifically and this cookie, I think, is the best choice for the recipe search.

I have to confess I am officially cheating on my first vegan cookie crush, the vegan granola cookie.  Well, you know me…I’m a fickle foodie, or maybe I should call myself the nomadic foodie because I can never settle on a certain food – variety is a MUST, and daily!  What can I say, I had a taste for something different!  I really craved a good chocolate chip pecan cookie like the non-vegan versions I make.  Other recipes I’ve tried did not come close.  That is, until I tried this one.  It really is YUMAZING!

I made these for the whole family because I am done with making a vegan batch and non-vegan batch of everything I cook – especially desserts.  I did not inform them they were vegan until AFTER they devoured them.   And boy, did they ever devour them.  My husband tossed back 5 of them effortlessly :D!  I ashamedly maxxed 3 of these and went back for more before spanking my own hand!  So without further adieu, here’s the recipe and disclaimer.  DANGER:  make these at your own risk! 😉

Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Vegan Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: about 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plant milk (I used coconut)
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, add and mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar).
  3. Add oil, vanilla and milk to the dry mixture. Stir until well blended.
  4. Add in chocolate chips and pecans. Stir until well distributed in cookie batter.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet (I use parchment/wax paper).
  6. If flatter cookies are desired, press cookies lightly with a spatula or back of a spoon. (I preferred my cookies thick and round.)
  7. Bake in oven for 8 minutes on the top rack.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  9. Serve and enjoy (bet you can't eat just one)!

Notes

You can make these without the nuts or try any add-in you prefer. If batter is too thin or sticky, add whole wheat flour in 1 tablespoon increments until it is the right consistency to form a ball of cookie dough without sticking to your fingers. If batter is too thick or crumbly, add extra plant milk in 1 tablespoon increments until it is the right consistency to form a ball of cookie dough without sticking to your fingers.

http://pthirty1.com/vegan-whole-wheat-chocolate-chip-pecan-cookies-2/

Leave a reply