Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
I love cookies and I love trail mix, so naturally, these cookies are one of my favourite things ever. These vegan trail mix cookies are basically a chewy chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookie with a few extra ingredients to make it reminiscent of trail mix. In this recipe you’ll find walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, and raisins, all great ingredients you’d find in a trail mix! Let’s get baking.
This is a very easy cookie recipe and you’ll love the added nutritional benefits of the nuts, seeds, and oats. I’ve adapted this recipe from one of the best cookies I’ve ever had, the Oh She Glows Turtle Cookies. Angela Liddon is one of my all-time favourite vegan cooks and I just love her and her recipes!
I’ve adapted the recipe by switching up the mix-ins and also adding aquafaba instead of oil, since I like to cook and bake oil-free when I can. Adding aqaufaba to cookies is a great way to substitute eggs and moisture and I just love how this magical ingredient can be used in so many ways! I enjoy trail mix with me when I’m out in nature or on the go, but I want to switch it up sometimes. I can’t wait to take these cookies with me on my next camping trip!
Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
- 2 cups rolled oats divided
- 1 3/4 cups walnuts
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour or light spelt flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup aquafaba the liquid from a can of chickpeas
- 1/4 cup non-dairy milk unsweetened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line 1 or 2 baking trays with parchment paper and set aside (I fit all the cookies on 1 large tray).
- Using a food processor, blend the walnuts and only 1 cup of the oats until it is fine, but completely fine like a flour. Transfer the mixture to large a bowl.
- Add the rest of the oats, the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt and mix to combine. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the maple syrup, coconut sugar, aquafaba, milk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
- Add the liquid to the dry ingredient and mix them together. Fold in the chocolate chips, raisins, and pumpkin seeds.
- Form the dough into cookies and line them on the baking tray. Bake on the center rack of your oven for about 15 minutes until the bottoms are golden.
- Remove them from the oven and cool before serving.