{ Recipe } Devonshire Coconut Chews – Healthy Vegan Cookies

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The inspiration for these delectable bites of goodness came when I was exploring my parents’ beautiful seaside town in Devon, England. On a walk with my little nieces, we stumbled upon a lovely little café called Lollie Bean. Which – joy of joys – sold homemade vegan energy balls. They were absolutely delicious and a real life saver for my grumbling tummy, so I just had to ask for the recipe.

Armed with the ingredients list, we had great fun making a mess in the kitchen and then sharing our creations with the rest of the family. And back in Paris, I had even more fun playing around with the recipe, and tried baking them in the oven, too. (I’m an incorrigible cookie monster.) They were even more delish – crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Yummm. So we decided we just had to share this recipe with you.

These cookies are filled with good fats and omega 3s, in addition to being delectable. And the recipe calls for simple ingredients – I certainly make sure I always have them all in my pantry, for drop-of-a-hat cookie parties.

Recipe Video: Healthy Vegan Cookies

We filmed this recipe at the delightful vegan and gluten-free restaurant, 5 Lorette (5, rue Notre Dame de Lorette, 75009, Paris). Did you know it’s the healthiest vegan spot in Paris?

Here’s the full recipe. Now go and make these yums! And do let us know in the comments below how they turned out for you. Don’t forget to share your cookie photos on social media, using #veggiemagnifique – we love seeing your creations!

Devonshire Coconut Chews

They're all the more tasty if you leave them to harden in the fridge for an hour or so. Yum...

Prep time

10mins

Cook time

8mins

Total time

18mins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup/agave syrup
Instructions
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together
  2. Add the wet ingredients (peanut butter and syrup)
  3. Mix into a delightfully moreish cookie dough
  4. Let the batter sit for 10 minutes to an hour. This makes the batter much more manageable for cooking forming.
  5. Form dough into palm-sized cookies
  6. Bake in the oven at 180 C/375 F for 8 mins
  7. Leave to cool. Enjoy!
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We sincerely hope you try these delectable bites of healthy deliciousness. We’re mad for ’em!

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6 thoughts on “Devonshire Coconut Chews – Healthy Vegan Cookies

  1. yummmmm. i have all the ingredients chez moi already. will make them tomorrow ox

    1. Ann says:

      Hooray! Let us know how they turn out! 🙂

  2. Barbara says:

    Hey Veggie-buddies! I have a question: are the ground flaxseeds dry when you first put them in? since you mentioned that they’re a great egg substitute when you add a bit of water I was wondering…also is there an emergency substitute for brown rice syrup (like maple syrup??) I want to make these TODAY and it’s sunday so the stores that would carry the rice syrup are cloooosed…

    1. Chloe says:

      Hey Barbara! So happy you’re trying the recipe out – hooray! The flax goes in dry (sorry for the confusion) and maple syrup would be absolutely divine I’m sure. Hope you enjoyed them!

  3. Barbara says:

    Hi Chloe and Anne,, I just wanted to thank you again for this recipe, it’s become a STAPLE, in its many many versions, and there are actors at some of the studios who tell me they won’t come in UNLESS I bring some of these cookies with me. The great thing is you can change it: I’ve made versions without chocolate (just added muscovado sugar and 3 big tablespoons of jam instead of rice syrup) ; and recently found a way to make them very soft and super chewy: I soak 2 TBSP chia and a bit of ground flax AND the oatmeal in half a cup of almond milk before mixing in the rest of the ingedients (I actually stumbled on this idea when I had some leftover cooked oatmeal I threw in one day) and that replaces eggs in the best way ever. So thank you AGAIN for this recipe: I can’t mess it up!! It always turns out yummy!!

  4. Chloe says:

    Barbara this comment fills us up to the brim with delight, for you, and for the fact that our cookies are being nommed up far and wide across the Parisian actor scene! Hooray for you. All of your alterations are genius. Jam? Yes! We are truly thrilled that this recipe has taken on a life of its own in your capable baker hands. Hilarious that your actors are now demanding them as part of their contract. 😂

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