A guest visits the Andy's Market Test Kitchen...

A special treat today for you from the Andy's Market Test Kitchen.
One of our Andy's Market shoppers is sharing a favorite cookie recipe with us.
Laura Kyle brings us a family favorite from her home to yours....

Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

The perfect treat with a slab of watermelon on a hot summer's eve? A sweet, chunky, chocolatey, vegan oatmeal cookie. Really, it's a meal in itself.

You could even call these little dears "breakfast cereal". What an energy boost.

Who wouldn't eat oatmeal, applesauce, coconut, cranberries, walnuts {...} for breakfast? These are perfect.
Take them camping, to the beach, to the pool, to your neighbor's get the idea. They are good anytime, anywhere.

And very simple to make. Just assemble your ingredients, all available at Andy's Market in College Place, WA {and many other fine stores}, and mix everything together! ;)

If you'd like to call your cookies vegan, simply find some chocolate chips {like the ones pictured below} that don't contain any milk products. These have a very strong cocoa flavor, but fit in quite nicely with the sour cranberries. And yes, the recipe calls for sugar. A little bit. You'd put a shake of brown sugar on your morning oatmeal, now wouldn't you? ;)

Frozen cranberries really lend the best flavor {especially if you like things tart}, but we have tried this recipe with dried, sweetened cranberries and found it to be just as delightful. There are many ways to adapt this recipe -- you can make it just right for you!

You'll find tummies of all ages growling for more. This is a real crowd pleaser.

{Vegan} Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cups vegetable oil

1/4 cup water

2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tbsp pure vanilla

6 cups oatmeal, thick/old fashioned

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup walnuts

1 cup frozen cranberries, chopped in half

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup angel flake coconut
Mix sugars, oil, water and vanilla and add applesauce. Mix separately the flour, salt and baking soda, then add to the creamed ingredients. Mix well. Add oats one cup at a time, stirring. Then stir in nuts, cranberries, chocolate chips and coconut. Form into small drop cookies and place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Thanks for sharing this recipe Laura....for more inspiring cooking visit Laura HERE.


  1. These are so yummy! A must make, bake, and eat!
    ---Trasa Roth, an Andy's faithful shopper.

  2. do we use pre-made oatmeal, or oats?

  3. Old fashioned oats! Uncooked. :)