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Vegan olive oil cocoa cookies

Written by Veronica Lavenia

Crispy and rich in energy, these vegan olive oil cocoa cookies are rich in benefits. They are great for breakfast, dipped in milk, but also perfect for a snack to take with you to school or the office.

Unrefined flours, coconut sugar and a very high quality dark chocolate are the key to this simple, yet delicious recipe. They can keep for several days. You can replace (or alternate) dried fruit flour according to your tastes.

Vegan olive oil cocoa cookies: Ingredients

Serves 6

3 tbsp raw coconut sugar

100 g (3 ½ oz) 80% dark chocolate, melted

200 g (7 oz) wholemeal (whole-wheat) flour, sifted (or brown rice flour, for a gluten-free recipe)

150 g (5 oz) pistachio flour

1 tsp organic baking powder

1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Pinch of sea salt

50 ml (2 fl oz) extra virgin olive oil or 100 ml (3½ fl oz) cold-pressed sunflower oil

2/3 tbsp brown rice milk

1 handful chopped pistachios or other dried fruit, to your taste

Vegan olive oil cocoa cookies: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/ Gas 4).
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix the coconut sugar with the melted chocolate.
  4. Add the flours, baking powder, powder, salt and mix.
  5. Add the oil and mix the ingredients with an electric mixer.
  6. Add just enough brown rice milk to make a soft dough.
  7. With moistened hands, form small balls. Flatten and place on the baking tray.
  8. Place the pistachios (or other chopped dried fruit ) on each cookie and bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

PH: Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based (food) writer, (food) communicator and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.