Raw Vegan-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Raw Vegan-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

When I first started implementing raw foods into my life. I realized that I would have to give up certain foods. I give a special thanks to my Soul Sistah, Joanne Gero, over at Vibe Alive. This lady taught me that I don't have to give up the good foods I love. Here's one of her recipes...I've altered it quite a bit...but the original comes from Vibe Alive.
Recipe inspired from: Vibe Alive

  • 1 cup raw organic almonds (soaked & dehydrated)
  • 1 cup organic oats or oat groats (dry, grind into powder)
  • ½ cup organic shredded coconut
  • 15 organic medjool dates
  • 3-4 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp mesquite powder
  • ¼ cup raw organic blue agave (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract (non-alcohol)
  • ¼ tsp Pink Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt
  • ½ cup of raw organic cacao chips
  • ½ cup water (as needed)

  • Process in your dry blade Vitamix blender the raw organic almonds. It should turn into a powder…I didn’t let it get too fine, but don’t let it get oily—you’re not making almond butter.
  • Process in your dry blade Vitamix the organic oats. This should be a powder form. 
  • Pour almond powder and oat powder into bowl.
  • Mix with shredded coconut and salt. 
  • In Vitamix blender, put the dates, honey, water (as needed), vanilla extract and mesquite powder. This makes your liquid mixture.
  • Pour your liquid mixture into bowl. 
  • Mix with hand or spoon. 
  • I mix by hand and I fold in the raw cacao chips once everything is mixed together and the dough is formed. 
  • After the raw cacao chips are added, then I added the raw organic blue agave, just to kick the sweetness up a knotch! 
  • Form into desired cookie size.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour. Refrigerator life is about 4-5 days, if they last that long. 
(1) Remember raw organic cacao chips are not like nestles over processed sugar chips these are pure so they are bitter, you want your dough to be sweet to counter act the bitter chips. Trust me, you won’t even notice the bitter taste of the chips if you do this.
(2) Those of you who are allergic to nuts, take out the almonds and substitute for an additional cup of oatmeal or be risky and try flax meal...I'm willing to bet that will be just as delish!
(3) Put half of this in the freezer. These make awesome last minute treats, when you don't feel like making anything...and it doesn't take long to thaw.
(4) Substitute the raw cacao chips with raisins...and you have raw vegan oatmeal raisin cookies.


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