There's granola, the delicious, crunchy cereal that we've all come to know and love, and then there's a granola, which Urban Dictionary ever so eloquently describes as: "An adjective used to describe people who are environmentally aware (flower child, tree-hugger), open-minded, left-winged, socially aware and active, queer or queer-positive, anti-oppressive/discriminatory (racial, sexual, gender, class, age, etc.) with an organic and natural emphasis on living, who will usually refrain from consuming or using anything containing animals and animal by-products." If being a granola is wrong, then I don't want to be right. These cookies are certainly fit for a granola, or anyone else who simply loves gooey yet crunchy, filling yet delicate, and refined but nostalgic vegan sweets.

Peanut Butter Granola Cookies [Vegan]

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30 cookies


  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup organic dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup organic apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup all natural peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  •  1/4 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 cups granola
  • 1/3 cup whole oats


  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • Vegan nutella for frosting


  1. In large bowl, combine margarine and brown sugar, and beat until fluffy.
  2. Add in apple sauce, peanut butter, agave, and vanilla, and stir until combined.
  3. Make a well in the center of dough, and add flour, stirring until incorporated.
  4. Next, stir in granola, one cup at a time, and finally oats, until dough is solid enough to stay together. If dough is too loose, add another 1/4 cup of oats and 2 tablespoons of flour.
  5. Drop dough by tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes, until edges are just browned.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing from sheet to cooling rack.


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