Thank you to the Crunchies company for sponsoring this post. They made it possible for me to make these Vegan Chocolate Chunk Mixed Berry Cookies. Believe me, these cookies taste as good as they look… maybe even better. I don’t know which my kids love the most, the chocolate chunks or the berries!
Who doesn’t love cookies, right? They make a great after school treat (bring on the milk!) or a portable “on the go” snack option. Since these Vegan Chocolate Chunk Mixed Berry Cookies freeze well, why not make a double or triple batch and keep some in the freezer? You never know when you might experience a late-night, cookie-craving attack!
Baking cookies of any kind is a great family activity. With the popularity of kids cooking shows on TV these days, more and more kids are jumping on the bandwagon. My kids love to help in the kitchen, especially when I am making something they love. Lately, they cannot get enough of these Vegan Chocolate Chunk Mixed Berry Cookies! A similar recipe we tried that we also love are my Vegan Breakfast Cookies.
These Vegan Chocolate Chunk Mixed Berry Cookies make a great breakfast option as well. We run late most mornings, so a grab and go meal is what works best for us. These cookies are as filling as they are tasty. What sets them apart from other vegan cookie recipes is that I use the all natural freeze dried fruits from Crunchies.
These freeze-dried fruit snacks are taking the country by storm! You may have read about Crunchies in magazines like Marie Claire and Clean Eating. The snacks come in 10 varieties at the moment; Beets, Blueberries, Cinnamon Apple, Grapes, Mango, Mixed Fruit, Pineapple, Raspberries, Strawberries, and Strawberry Banana. They’re GMO-free, gluten-free, vegan, Halal, and Kosher Parve.
Crunchies are free from artificial flavorings and preservatives. I love that they own their supply chain from the field to fork. They’re one of the few snack companies that can say this. They work with farmers to make sure every pack only contains the highest quality fruits.
Traceability is very important to Crunchies. Each package has a Traceability Code that you can enter on the website. With this, you’ll be able to see the route your snack took from the moment it was harvested.
What is most amazing about Crunchies though is their freeze drying process. The fruit and vegetables are harvested when they’re perfectly ripe. They get cleaned and freeze dried using a combination of temperature and pressure. This allows the fruit to preserve most of its color and nutritional value. Though most importantly it keeps the fantastic flavor of the fresh fruit. Be sure to follow Crunchies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. One USA reader will win a variety pack of Crunchies ARV $50.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup Crunchies Dried Fruit of your choice (I used Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries)
- 1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup mashed banana
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/3 cup water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, add flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add in your brown sugar, vanilla, water, banana and applesauce.
- Add in the oats, dried fruit, and chocolate.
- If your mixture is too wet, cover with plastic and chill for a few hours.
- Add a dollop of mix, using a large ice cream scoop, onto your baking sheet or in your muffin tin , Allow room for some spreading. Bake 16-18 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Do you eat a vegan diet or tried it? I am just getting my toes wet with a few recipes. I would love to hear your thoughts about the subject!
Jeanette saysMay 12, 2017 at 2:51 pm
I am learning a lot about vegan food. It is quite an interesting lifestyle of food. A lot of it I tried and have not liked but this definitely looks like it would be delicious so I would be willing to try it for sure.
Mandee saysMay 12, 2017 at 3:08 pm
Ohhhh these look delicious! I need to bookmark this page so I can come back to it and make these for my family!
Janice Crespo saysMay 12, 2017 at 3:37 pm
I haven’t gone vegan but I do like a few dishes. It’s nice to have a couple of good recipes handy because vegan is getting more and more popular
Marcie W. saysMay 12, 2017 at 4:45 pm
These cookies look beyond amazing and full of deliciousness! I would like to try Crunchies dried fruit too. It would be great to take along on road trips!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysMay 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm
Those look so good! I love bars like this. They’re so healthy, but they still feel like a dessert. Om nom nom.
Joely Smith saysMay 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm
Where have Crunchies been all my life?? I must find them at my grocery store! Just added them to my shopping list. Thank you – I had not heard of them before now!
mycraftingworld saysMay 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm
I did a few years ago to get my cholesterol down. It is not bad but now I need more protein and chicken is the best way to get it.
Nancy saysMay 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm
I do not eat a vegan diet. I am trying to eat healthier.
Kimmy Ripley saysMay 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm
We eat vegan meals occasionally in our home! I am a big fan of vegan soups. Don’t even miss the animal products. My vegan dishes are bursting with flavor.
Julie Bickham saysMay 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm
I have had the strawberries from this brand. I like to put them in my cereal!
jenny saysMay 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm
I haven’t heard of this brand but I am going to have to pick some up so I can put some in my oatmeal for breakfast. Those cookies look delish too!
Lana simanovicki saysMay 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm
My son is 14 and has been a vegan for 1 year.i tried and it’s hard for me
Mary Songer saysMay 12, 2017 at 8:01 pm
I’ve never considered going vegan. I just like meat too much. But I am incorporating more meat-free meals into our diet. I am however really interested in these new freeze dried fruits. I’m starting to see them used in recipes more often. These cookies look really good and filling. I would make them.
Lisa V. saysMay 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm
No, I do not eat a vegan diet. However, I’m interested in learning more about it and do seek out blogs and blog recipes about this approach.
Carrie Lancon saysMay 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm
No to either of those things but it does look interesting.
Kelly Nicholson saysMay 12, 2017 at 9:52 pm
I’m not much into vegan,but i don’t mind eating vegan sometimes
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane saysMay 13, 2017 at 12:04 am
I love oatmeal cookies of all kinds. These look so good. Super healthy too. All the right ingredients.
Dogvills saysMay 13, 2017 at 12:34 am
The cookies look amazing. I am not Vegan, but I would love to try this. Thanks for the recipe.
Kathy McCrae saysMay 13, 2017 at 1:13 am
I have tried a vegan diet only for a week or so here and there throughout my life. I’m a fan of grilled meat. Over the last few years we have started adding a higher percentage of veggies into many meat dishes. Such as carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, and cauliflower. I love oats, chocolate, and dried fruits, berries yum!
roch saysMay 13, 2017 at 1:22 am
Yum! I haven’t tasted freshly baked vegan cookies in a while. These really looked delicious!
Gabriel saysMay 13, 2017 at 10:47 am
The one redeeming quality of reality TV imo, is that cooking is cool again. Great that you do this with your kids.
Debbie Welchert saysMay 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm
I haven’t tried it yet but I am looking into it and I would love to try it.
Cheryl saysMay 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm
I don’t eat a vegan diet. We like a moderate amount of meat, so I haven’t tried it.
doug gerard saysMay 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm
not a completely vegan diet, but I HAVE started to try to eat a green salad everyday. I especially like cabbage with regular salad dressing on it
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly saysMay 14, 2017 at 6:05 am
I’m not Vegan but this looks like a great recipe so Vegan’s can get their ‘sweet fix’ too! 🙂
Lynndee saysMay 14, 2017 at 8:51 am
I’ve never tried preparing cookies with oats, but those sure look delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing!
wendy browne saysMay 14, 2017 at 9:32 am
I was a vegetarian for eight years and a vegan for four, back in my late 20s into my late 30s. I lost a lot of weight at first from dropping dairy, but I ate way too much carbs and sweets versus plants and started eating meat again post divorce when I just couldn’t afford the lifestyle.
Echo saysMay 14, 2017 at 9:36 am
These look amazing! I have a few wonderful vegan friends that I could make these for! Thank you for the recipe!
Jill Rivera saysMay 14, 2017 at 9:45 am
I tried to go no meat twice a week, but I am not a vegan.
uprunforlife saysMay 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm
Those cookies look amazing. I am going to try them. I need to start making healthier treats.
Mary Edwards saysMay 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm
Oh these look fantastic! And so delicious AND a huge plus that they are easy to make.
sarah saysMay 14, 2017 at 9:05 pm
I am a vegan- so this stuff is right up my alley. ESPECIALLY vegan cookies!
ricci saysMay 15, 2017 at 12:51 am
This recipe looks really yummy and I’m not even vegan, HA! I would love to try and make these one day.
Terri Beavers saysMay 15, 2017 at 7:58 am
I’ve been buying the kids these fruit snacks but they eat them all as quickly as I do. I haven’t been able to use them in recipes yet lol.
Jeni Hawkins saysMay 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm
These look amazing! I love chocolate mixed with berry so I will have to give these a try.
BlazyGoneCrazy saysMay 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm
These cookies are looking amazing.
Tara L saysMay 15, 2017 at 7:28 pm
Looks very delicious and lots of different mixes in there looks almost like a oatmeal cookie. I bet these are nice and chewy just how I like a good healthy cookie to be.
Lauryn R saysMay 15, 2017 at 7:29 pm
I have never tried a vegan diet before, I am no good with diets. However, these cookies look delicious! I would definitely make these for my kids and I. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Angela Saver saysMay 15, 2017 at 8:21 pm
I have never eaten vegan, but my daughter has. She went vegan for a few months but now eats meat again, but much less than she used to.
DailyWoman (Lacey) saysMay 16, 2017 at 12:40 am
I haven’t tried vegan diet but I do try to eat healthier. I would like to try these cookies though.
Eloise saysMay 16, 2017 at 11:28 am
those look and sound pretty amazing I must say! I will have to make these cookie super duper soon because my mouth is watering and my taste buds are wanting to lick the computer screen : ) HA! thanks for the recipe!
Christine Lee saysMay 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm
These looks great and hearty. I have been vegan for 3+ years and this looks right up my ally. Would make a great snack to take on-the-go.
Cheryl Everitt saysMay 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm
I am not sure I could get away with vegan meals. My husband was raised on meat and potatoes. but I am going to start small and see how it goes. Thank you
Carol saysMay 21, 2017 at 8:58 pm
I do not eat a vegan diet. I am trying to eat healthier.
KENNETH OHL saysMay 23, 2017 at 6:56 pm
I have never tried vegan but I have several friends that eat that way and swear by it so I think I may want to give it a try
Cheryl Chervitz saysMay 23, 2017 at 9:46 pm
I have eaten some vegan food, but not as a habit. I like my meats!
Susan P. saysMay 24, 2017 at 12:23 am
I don’t follow a vegan diet but do make vegetarian meals once in awhile. These freeze dried fruit crunches look interesting.
Robin Abrams saysMay 25, 2017 at 6:40 am
I do not eat a vegan diet. I am willing to try anything to see if we like it
Crystal Rogers Walker saysMay 25, 2017 at 3:09 pm
I love this recipe and it is very easy to fix and it has all of my favorite things in it and it’s got chocolate, yummy for my tummy. My granddaughters can help me fixed this recipe too
Robert Tschinkel saysMay 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm
I tried a vegan diet but I am more tuned to a plant based diet, elimination all animal products but also all processed food and eating whole fruits and veggies and whole grains, it takes some effort to stick to this.
Azeem saysMay 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm
I have tried a couple of vegan recipes but I haven’t been on the diet. These cookies look so yummy.
James Stringham saysMay 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm
We don’t follow a vegan diet, but do have meatless meals on occasion. My wife and I wanted to have some Indian food for dinner the other night, and pulled out packets of Butter Chicken Curry mix, and she discovered we were out of chicken, but had plenty of cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini, and squash, so we ended up with Butter Veggie Curry for dinner that night. Delicious!
DealinDiva saysMay 27, 2017 at 6:38 pm
I am not strictly vegan but I do eat mostly veggies mon-fri. I wish I could commit fully though, I know it’s good for me.
natalie nichols saysMay 28, 2017 at 9:25 pm
We aren’t completely vegan but we are 100% dairy free. My son is highly allergic to any and all milk products so we have to keep it out of the house.
barbg saysMay 29, 2017 at 10:54 am
I have never tried freeze dried fruit before so now I am curious, looks great.
Julie Waldron saysMay 29, 2017 at 4:31 pm
No, we are not Vegan or even Vegetarian. But we do like trying healthy foods.
Teresa Organ saysMay 30, 2017 at 9:56 pm
No, I don’t eat a vegan diet and I have not tried it. These Vegan Chocolate Chunk Mixed Berry Cookies Merry do look really good. I just may have to make these one day!
jberry saysMay 31, 2017 at 1:13 am
I’ve tried a few times over the past 25 tears. IMO, you have to really want it.
Laura saysMay 31, 2017 at 3:18 am
I’m not vegan and don’t usually eat that way. I have tried a few recipes though as I have a few friends who are vegan.
Klydra Pugh saysJune 1, 2017 at 8:31 am
I have never had a vegan or vegetarian diet, but enjoy many vegan and vegetarian recipes.
Thanks for the chance.
Polly Hall saysJune 1, 2017 at 9:49 am
No I am not vegan but we have several members in our family that are.
Michelle H. saysJune 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm
I am not on a vegan diet, but I do make vegan dishes from time to time.
Kim Avery saysJune 2, 2017 at 8:41 pm
I’m just starting to try eating vegan. My husband and I both suffer with various pain and hope changing our diet can elevate some of it.
Jessica Justice saysJune 3, 2017 at 6:54 pm
I’m not vegan, but I’m not a huge fan of meat either. My daughter is a vegetarian but she also has sensory issues which make her an EXTREMELY picky eater. These cookies look delicious by the way!
Linda Bradshaw saysJune 4, 2017 at 2:45 am
My friend is leaning toward the vegan way and I am starting to learn from her. I am new to the whole thing. I would love to try these cookies! They sound so good.
Lisa M saysJune 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm
I haven’t gone vegan but I have tried vegan. It is something I like. I like the food.
Darlene Owen saysJune 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm
At this time I am not a Vegan. What I do is that I don’t eat any red meat, I do eat poultry and seafood.
Teresa A Thompson saysJune 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm
I don’t eat a vegan diet. I eat healthy and drink lots of water. The recipe looks tempting.
Alison Michaud saysJune 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm
I’m not a vegan but love fruit, dried fruit and dehydrated fruit. It livens up many recipes and it’s good for snacking on. Would love to win this!
angie w saysJune 8, 2017 at 7:54 pm
I’ve been vegetarian for a long, long time, although I haven’t been fully vegan. I do have periods where I eat or make vegan recipes though. It’s important to follow a healthy, balanced diet – some people switch to a vegetarian diet to be healthy but then end up eating a lot of junk food that is vegetarian! Thanks, these look great 🙂
Patti Newton saysJune 9, 2017 at 6:01 am
I’m not vegan, but I do like to try to eat a better plant based diet
Victoria Robinson saysJune 9, 2017 at 11:27 am
No! I love meat way too much to give it up!
Elizabeth H. saysJune 9, 2017 at 7:17 pm
Yes!! I have eaten a vegan diet and it makes me feel so much better!!
Audrey Stewart saysJune 10, 2017 at 11:03 am
We have switched to veggie burgers. Some sour cream and tomatoes is really good.
Cynthia Schmied saysJune 10, 2017 at 1:53 pm
My younger daughter and I eat vegan on weekends. Sometimes we cook at home,other times we eat at a restaurant.
chickie brewer saysJune 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm
I am not a vegan although there are some really good vegan dishes.
Margaret S Porter saysJune 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm
Seriously considering the began diet. I need to eat healthier choices
Crissie Woolard saysJune 10, 2017 at 8:24 pm
My daughter is vegan. I have just recently started to do a little research and I am very interested in it. I’m trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I would love to give these a try. Thank you so much for the recipes
Edye saysJune 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm
I am vegetarian and eat vegan foods often! 🙂
Jerry Marquardt saysJune 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm
I have tried a lot of both vegetarian and vegan diets. They both have to offer a lot of delicious recipes. The problem is sticking on the diet.
rachel e klumpp saysJune 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm
I usually do a vegan diet once a year for a month.
LeAnn Harbert saysJune 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm
I haven’t tried it yet but I’m going to.
Chris L saysJune 14, 2017 at 4:04 pm
I have done vegararian, but not vegan – I like my dairy & foods that use eggs way too much & the subs are not good
Mya Murphy saysJune 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm
No, my doctor tells me I don’t get enough protein as is… I was vegetarian for several years, however.
Sandy Cain saysJune 21, 2017 at 5:06 pm
I can never be Vegan – I love my eggs and cheese too much for that. I eat very ;ottle meat though, and try to cut down on other animal products as well. Bring on the fruit & veggies!
BusyWorkingMama saysJune 23, 2017 at 3:35 pm
No, I don’t go vegan but I do low sugar and low carb.
Lorena Keech saysJune 24, 2017 at 6:57 pm
I am not vegan. But we do eat very little meat and lots of fruits and veggies. And when we do eat meat, it tends not to be the main course.
adriana saysJune 25, 2017 at 8:58 pm
Nope I have not tried going vegan. some Vegan recipes seem good tho,especially the ones that substitute dairy products.
Sandra Preti saysJune 26, 2017 at 11:11 pm
I’ve been vegetarian for a few years now, but have just gone vegan for only a few weeks. It is much harder for me to cut out the cheese and dairy, but I am noticing results already. I’m on the hunt for new recipes and ideas!
kristy saysJune 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm
I am vegetarian now and was vegan for many years. The one thing I can’t seem to give up is cheese! love that stinky stuff!
Jeanine Carlson saysJune 30, 2017 at 9:59 pm
I don’t eat vegan. My family all likes their meat too much to go vegan. I do like to try new recipes though and I’ve found some good hints for going vegan on some recipes that worked out pretty well.
Laurie Nykaza saysJune 30, 2017 at 11:45 pm
I do not eat a vegan diet nor does my family