Giving Vegan Baking a Shot

Last weekend, a friend came over to Foodie Pleasure-land for an afternoon visit.  Not only is this particular guy a great friend and cook, he’s vegan so he always inspires the baking half of FP to give new recipes a try. After scouring the web for recipes and to ensure that dried cherries fell into that category, the result follows. Though we don’t subscribe to a vegan lifestyle, we’ll definitely keep these cookies in our baking rotation!

Who can resist a fresh batch of cookies?

Dried Cherry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 T. canola oil
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 t vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until combined.
  5. Drop by 1 T. portions onto parchment-lined baking pan.
  6. Bake approx. 9 minutes or until a light golden brown color is reached. Let set for a few minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
  7. Enjoy!
Fresh out of the oven!
Fresh out of the oven!

Please let us know if you give these cookies a try!

3 thoughts on “Giving Vegan Baking a Shot

  1. Just made these! They came out very well! I think I put them in the oven for less than 9 mins, maybe for 7. The cherries are a bit tart, they are not mellow enough for the rest of the cookie ingredients but I really liked them regardless!

    Also of course dried cherries are vegan…it’s just fruit. I don’t understand why you scoured the Internet to find that out but maybe I’m misreading that sentence, I was a bit confused when I read it.

    1. Glad you gave them a shot! We like the tart nature of the cherries but can see how others may want something sweeter overall. That timing note is helpful– each oven can be so different!

      Many dried cherries are dried with preservatives (we buy them, don’t dry them on our own) so we had to check the nature of the ingredients used.

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