An easy way to incorporate chia seeds, these delicious cookies contain no eggs or butter and are easy to make. Cookies will be soft; allow them to cool completely.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Combine oats, brown sugar, flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir applesauce and coconut oil into oat mixture until dough is evenly mixed. Fold cranberries, chocolate chips, and coconut into dough. Spoon dough onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

262.3 calories; 3.4 g protein; 47.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 230.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Yay! These were the best vegan cookies that I've found so far. I did make a couple of minor modifications: 1) subbed milled flax seed for the chia seeds 2) used one half of the sugar 3) added 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 4) subbed coconut unsweetened yogurt for the coconut oil. These will be made at our house a whole lot. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2016
These were easy to make and tasty but they came out more chewy than I would have liked. Not sure if I didn't bake these long enough or if that's how they were intended to be. Next time will add nuts bake on the longer side or will look through reviews for recommendations on getting them crispier. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Yay! These were the best vegan cookies that I've found so far. I did make a couple of minor modifications: 1) subbed milled flax seed for the chia seeds 2) used one half of the sugar 3) added 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 4) subbed coconut unsweetened yogurt for the coconut oil. These will be made at our house a whole lot. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2014
These taste really good although I made some substitutions.... Instead of applesauce I used 1 lg. browning banana and instead of brown sugar I used 0.5 cup honey. Also I used spelt flour instead of regular flour and raisins instead of cranberries. Just be careful though...even with less sugar these are still over 200 calories per cookie... Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2015
I just made these and they came out amazing! I didn't have rolled oats so I just used instant oats and all it did was add a little more flavor to the recipie. Vegan or not I would recommend this recipe to anyone! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2014
These cookies were really easy to make and they came out really big. I didn't add cranberries because I didn't have any but I did include the chocolate chips and coconut. The cookies were very flavorful and satisfying especially considering all of the healthy ingredients in them. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
I was craving oatmeal cookies just to find this great recipe. Although I didn't have all the listed ingredients I took a chance substituting. I had only 1 tablespoon Chia seeds so added another tablespoon of Flaxseeds. Another main ingredient I did not have was Wheat Flour instead I ground 2/3 c. Bran Flakes. Instead of applesauce I cook and mashed ripe pears to make 2/3 c. I didn't add any of the optionals. I DID add an extra tablespoon of coconut oil thinking the bran flake flour would absorb more than the wheat flour.When I mixed all the ingredients I formed small balls and baked them as directed. They came out DELISH! My family loved them as well. Next time I will double this recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2014
GF version. OK cookies. I halved this recipe and it yielded 18 cookies so I don't know how big they are intended to be. I weighed them before baking and each weighed 33 grams (approx. 1 ounce). I also had to add a TBSP and a half more applesauce than directed. Evidently my GF flour needs more liquid than regular wheat flour. I used all purpose GF flour in place of the whole wheat. I didn't care for the baking soda flavour and they didn't really rise so next time will be leaving that out for sure. I added the chocolate chips but not the shredded coconut. It took me 25 minutes to prepare everything then the cookies took 15 minutes to bake so figure in a bit more time than 25 minutes in all. Kids liked them. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2016
I cut the sugar by 1/3 and added a tsp of pure vanilla. They were still too sweet (next time I'll 1/2 the sugar and add a little more applesauce) and I found the best way to keep them together when I put them on the cookie sheet was to press them into balls in my hand and then press onto the parchment paper. But once they were baked and cooled they stayed together well and tasted pretty good. I did not add chocolate (not a fan) but will probably add cranberries next time. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
I held on to this for a couple weeks waiting for time to make them. I am so glad I made the time! This has to be the best oatmeal cookie I've ever tried! They are VERY soft so you do have to let them cool before trying to pick them up but what a wonderful treat! Just the right amount of chips and a good chew from the coconut and cranberries. Thanks for sharing Island Girl!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2016
So dang good!!! Do yourself a favor and double the recipe they're that delicious!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2016
These were easy to make and tasty but they came out more chewy than I would have liked. Not sure if I didn't bake these long enough or if that's how they were intended to be. Next time will add nuts bake on the longer side or will look through reviews for recommendations on getting them crispier. Read More