oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These cookies! So very good! Nice and chewy with just the right amount of melty chocolate. Perfect with a nice glass of my favorite almond milk!


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Sarah Collins Chapman

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10-12 min

Keywords: bake vegan cookie


  • 1/2 cup butter (or earth balance)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 T ground flax seed + 3 T water)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats (quick oats or rolled oats will both work)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 F

Whisk flax egg (1 T flax + 3 T water) together and set aside

Beat butter and sugars together (I used a hand mixer) until creamy

Add flax egg and vanilla and beat until combined

Beat in remaining dry ingredients except for chocolate chips

Fold in the chocolate chips by hand

Drop by the tablespoon onto a prepared baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes

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mmmmm… just look at em!






Banana Muffins 2 Ways

These muffins are seriously amazing!  You could go with the traditional banana nut variety or with the banana chocolate chip variety or you could go half and half.  Any way you go, you can’t go wrong!!

Banana Muffins 2 Ways
(Print this recipe!)

by Sarah Collins Chapman

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 20-25 min

Keywords: bake dessert snack vegan vegetarian whole wheat pastry flour muffin


Ingredients (12 muffins)

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, plus more for sprinkling on top OR 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped, plus more for sprinkling on top


Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray muffin pan lightly with cooking spray.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl.

In small bowl combine mashed bananas, sugar, nondairy milk, and vanilla.

Fold in chocolate chips or chopped walnuts.

Divide batter evenly into the muffin pan. You should get 12 muffins.

Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips or chopped walnuts on top of each muffin.

Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

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Chocolate Chip Scones

Weather you make these as a sweet treat or to go with some tea, coffee and girl talk they’re delicious!  They come together very quickly and the ingredients are things I typically keep on hand so if I need to make them in a hurry it’s a cinch!


Chocolate Chip Scones
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1 1/2 Cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 T baking powder
1/2 t salt
6 T earth balance (or butter)
1 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup nondairy milk, plus more for brushing on top of scones
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Mix together flours, baking powder, salt.

Cut in butter (you can use a pastry cutter or knives but I think it’s simpler to just use your fingers!) until it resembles little pebbles.



Stir in chocolate chips (yes, before the wet ingredients)


In a separate bowl or a measuring cup mix together sugar, nondairy milk, and vanilla.


Mix the wet mixture into the dry mixture until combined.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a circle.


Cut into 8 wedges.


Place wedges on baking sheet (I use a baking stone- I love it more than anything else in my kitchen!), brush tops with nondairy milk, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.


Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving.  Serve warm with your favorite tea or coffee.


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De. Lish.


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Almond Butter

I have been wanting to make this for forever!  There are several different recipes out there on the web, but none of them really appealed to me and most of them have quite a bit of added sugar.  I don’t like sugar in my almond butter, I find that it never really dissolves all the way so it leaves kind of a crunchy/gritty texture.

So I just decided to come up with my own version!



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Almond Butter

(Print this recipe!)

2 cups almonds
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
drizzle of agave nectar (probably 1 maybe 2 tsp)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped(or the mini ones would be good too!)

Toast almonds in a 300 F oven for 20 minutes, stirring them every 5 or so minutes (so they don’t burn!).  Let them cool completely before you work with them!

Process in your food processor until it reaches a nice smooth consistency- about 10 minutes (for technique help see my almond butter tutorial!)

Add your vanilla and agave nectar.  If you don’t like the consistency of your almond butter you can add a tsp of canola oil at this point.

Let it cool to room temp- the food processor will make the almond butter very warm, you have to let it cool down before you stir in the chocolate chips or they’ll melt!  Trust me on this one!

Stir in the chocolate chips and enjoy!