COWBOY COOKIES- Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free & Oil-Free

Cowboy Cookies

I have no idea where the name “Cowboy Cookies” came from. I can only presume it has something to do with all the goodies that are packed into them and how that makes them suitable for a hungry cowboy? That’s my best guess. A cookie that is filled with oats, chocolate chunks, coconut and pecans is suitable for anyone in my books! Especially when they’re free of gluten, dairy, eggs, oil, and refined sugar AND look this good:

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

Chocolate, coconut, pecans, OH MY! These cookies are perfect alone and out of this world when dipped in a glass of non-dairy milk. The perfect late afternoon indulgence!

Serves 24

Ingredients: 

  •  1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp almond butter (or sunflower seed butter)
  • 1/4 cup erythritol* (any granulated sugar will work)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (any granulated sugar will work)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips/chunks
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

*erythritol is a sugar alcohol that has no calories, does not affect blood sugar and does not decay teeth. It’s also recently been discovered to have antioxidant properties and does not cause digestive distress like some other sugar alcohols do.

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets (2) with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together oats, rice flour, starches, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt.
  3. In a second bowl cream together applesauce, almond butter, erithritol, coconut sugar, non-dairy milk, ground flax and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the contents of the second bowl to the first bowl and mix until combined. Fold in coconut, chocolate chips/chunks and pecans.
  5. Wet hands with cold water and form batter into balls. Place on parchment paper and press down to desired thickness.
  6. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until slightly golden. Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  7. Grab your glass of non-dairy milk and dip away!

xoxo Erin

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 118.4, Fat: 6.6 g (3.2 g saturated), Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 1.3 g, Sugar: 4.7 g, Protein: 1.4 g

Nutritional information was calculated using erithritol, coconut sugar and dark chocolate chips. Serving size is 1 cookie, that is 1/24th of the recipe. Nutritional information was calculated using this

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UPDATE! This recipe has been shared at Gluten-Free FridaysHealthy Vegan Fridays, Make Your Own MondaysGluten-Free WednesdaysWonderful Food WednesdaysWhole Food Fridays and Real Food Wednesdays.

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8 thoughts on “COWBOY COOKIES- Vegan, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free & Oil-Free

  1. Yum! These look great (and addictive). I love that you use coconut sugar in them; I’ve recently discovered it and really like it.

    Great blog! (Just noticing your microwave cookie post and about to click; can you tell I like cookies? :)

  2. Greetings from California! I’m bored to death at work so I decided to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.
    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .

    . Anyways, amazing site!

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