- 3 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups walnuts
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In food processor, process 1 1/2 cups oats for a minute until they have flour-like consistency. Transfer to medium bowl and whisk in baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In food processor, pulse walnuts until they are ground into a fine meal. Add coconut oil and blend until mixture has consistency of nut butter. Transfer to a large bowl.
Bring brown sugar and 1/2 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Pour over walnut mixture, add vanilla, and stir. Stir in oat flour mixture. Cool 10 minutes, then stir in remaining 2 cups oats and chocolate chips.
Shape cookies into 2-inch balls and place on baking sheet. Flatten cookies with bottom of drinking glass dipped in water. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies begin to brown and top looks dry.
Adapted from Vegetarian Times, The Heart-Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World