Vegan Granola Trail Mix Cookies are the ULTIMATE upgrade to your chocolate chip cookie! Packed full of chocolate granola, dried cherries, and chocolate chips.

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You know how trail mix is GREAT for traveling and road trips and everything else in between? Buuuut, there are also parts of trail mix that I really don’t care for (I’m looking at you pretzels and peanuts) and ones that I like way more; i.e. chocolate! So, let’s just take all the good parts of trail mix, throw in some super delicious granola, and make them into granola trail mix COOKIES. I mean, could there be a better grab and go snack?

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First off, confession time: I have eaten endless bags of this granola and there is no end in sight. It’s filling, delicious, and not overly sweet. I am a really big granola lover, but sometimes the store bought kinds are just WAY too sweet and while I’m a sweets lover, I don’t really want dessert for breakfast. Also, pro tip, I love to combine the chocolate and vanilla varieties of this granola and call it a day, YES! So, when I was thinking about how to bake with this granola, I knew granola trail mix cookies would be the ultimate match. They end up making for a hearty, sweet, and perfect snack or dessert that is super easy to throw together (no chilling time!) and a for sure crowd pleaser.

cookies on board with bag of granola

Let’s talk about vegan cookie tips!

  • Use olive oil! I know coconut oil has been a default for vegan baking for a long time, but I personally have been loving olive oil lately. It doesn’t require melting and doesn’t make everything taste like coconut. Plus, almost everyone always has it on hand!
  • Don’t overmix! I know it’s tempting to think that more =better when mixing cookies, but only mix until no flour streaks remain. If you overmix cookie dough, it will become tough and not super tender and delicious.
  • Don’t add too many mix-ins. If you totally overload cookies with a ton of chocolate chips or granola, they are going to be hard to scoop and the dough won’t hold together. My rule of thumb is to always add just a bit less than the amount you think you need.

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Recipe modified from Cake Over Steak’s chocolate chip cookie recipe

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Vegan Granola Trail Mix Cookies

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Vegan Granola Trail Mix Cookies are the ULTIMATE upgrade to your chocolate chip cookie! Packed full of chocolate granola, dried cherries, and chocolate chips.


Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, flaxseed, salt, and baking soda. Add the chocolate chips, cherries, and both granolas and whisk to combine.
  3. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, olive oil, water, and vanilla. Stir until no flour streaks remain.
  4. Scoop out the cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets by the tablespoon.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until cookies are golden brown. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before taking off of cookie sheet.

Notes

  • Can be stored in a sealed container for up to a week.
  • Feel free to swap out any of the dried fruit for your favorite, add nuts, etc.

Keywords: cookies, trail mix, granola, vegan