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Spelt Walnut Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x


If you’re looking for the ideal baked goodie, these spelt walnut dark chocolate chip cookies are where it’s at. Plus, they’re vegan.


  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt, divided
  • 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 4 ounces 80% dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup very finely chopped walnuts


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: spelt flour, baking powder, baking soda, Sucanat, and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the wet ingredients: maple syrup, molasses, vanilla extract, and coconut oil..
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in dark chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Place spoonfuls of batter 2 tablespoons at a time on baking sheets, spaced 1-2 inches apart. Sprinkle remaining sea salt on top of each and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden on the edges with soft centers. 
  6. Remove from oven. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookie
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: spelt flour, walnut, dark chocolate