Vegan Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
These vegan whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies are truly wholesome and delicious. What’s more; they are so easy to make, soft, and pleasantly chewy.
And may I add that there’s plenty of melted chocolate chips in every bite? To clarify, there’s only a quarter cup of chocolate chips in the whole recipe. I think this is the perfect amount, because there’s not an overload of chocolate chips.
But you can always add in more chocolate chips, nuts, etc. if you’d like. By adding your own personal touch, any recipe can be improved upon and made the way you prefer.
And isn’t it always so much fun to experiment and see what works? And if it doesn’t work out, don’t give up. Just try something different (add-in, spice or ingredient) the next time.
Other Cookie Recommendations For You
Besides this vegan whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies recipe, feel free to check out these other cookie recipes:
- Double Chocolate Whole-Wheat Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
- Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Single Serve Cookie
- Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Can You Make Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Brown Sugar?
This is a very common question. Yes, you can definitely make chocolate chip cookies without brown sugar. Beside using brown sugar in my cookie recipes, I oftentimes also have used coconut sugar.
Coconut sugar is an excellent sub for brown sugar. The two sugars taste almost identical. In addition, coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than most other sugars, including brown sugar.
And get this! Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35 whereas brown sugar has a glycemic index of 64 (source). For this reason alone, coconut sugar has grown in popularity in recent years.
Are you familiar with using coconut sugar in your baking recipes? Of course, you can try using regular sugar in this recipe. But I don’t know how the taste of the cookies would be affected.
Can Chocolate Chip Cookies Be Made Without Dairy?
Absolutely yes! Many of my cookie recipes can be made dairy or non-dairy/vegan. I do eat dairy products on occasion. But on the other hand, I’ve fallen in love with the ease and simplicity of vegan baking/cooking.
Oftentimes you can’t tell the difference between a dairy and non-dairy recipe. The main reason is because there are some really great dairy-free substitutes out there. And they’re just about comparable to dairy products in taste and flavor.
To expound on this further, there’s a vegan or non-dairy alternative for the most common dairy ingredients needed to make cookies. These ingredients include milk, eggs, butter, and also chocolate chips:
- Dairy Milk: Unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, or even coconut milk (in certain recipes) are popular non-dairy substitutes.
- Eggs: The most often used substitute for eggs is a flax egg. A flax egg is easily made by just combining ground flaxseed with water. After it’s left to sit for about five minutes, it thickens. And the consistency becomes more egg-like.
- Butter: There some popular vegan/non-dairy butter substitutes out there such as Miyoki’s and Melt plant-based butter. They may not taste exactly like real butter, but at least they come kind of close.
- Last But Not Least – Chocolate Chips: There are so many variety of dairy-free chocolate chips available nowadays. There’s popular name brands such as Enjoy Life, Amanda’s Own (available online) and some store brands.
Vegan Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients
Here’s a quick rundown of the ingredients that you need on hand to make these cookies. And by the way, you only need one large mixing bowl to combine all the ingredients in.
- Whole-Wheat Flour and All-Purpose Flour
- A Little Salt
- Light Brown Sugar
- Mini Chocolate Chips (Dairy-Free or Regular)
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Vanilla Extract
- Small Amount of Melted Butter to Add Flavor
- Ground Flaxseed (optional): I just added this in for a more healthy and nutritious cookie. But it’s not necessary for you to add it in.
- Unsweetened Applesauce: These cookies do not contain a lot of butter. Therefore, the addition of the applesauce adds in the moisture needed for a soft and chewy cookie.
I really hope that you enjoy this vegan whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies recipe. And if you have any further inquiries or comments, do let me know. Thank you so much and God bless!
Vegan Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (dairy-free or regular)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/2 tsp ground flaxseed (optional)
- 1/4 cup and 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients thoroughly in one bowl. Make sure that there’s no large lumps of raw flour left.
- After combining all the ingredients, cover the bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Use about 1 1/2 tablespoons (or 1 tablespoon for a smaller cookie) dough to make roughly 10 cookie portions. Place dough on parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Flatten the tops of the dough to how thin you want your cookies. Top with more chocolate chips if desired, and bake for 11-12 minutes. Cool a few minutes before serving..