White Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

I realized recently that I have a major hole in my recipes, and that hole is right where all of the cookie recipes should be.

Of all the delicious things I have posted, only three of them so far fit into this special and highly necessary niche!

This is a sad, sad shame, one that I am committed to change this year. Weight loss resolutions in 2018? No fun. Cookie resolutions in 2018-19? Heck yes.

Closeup oblique view of Vegan White Chocolate and Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies on a cooling rack.

This is a dense and chewy offering of the oatmeal persuasion, with a touch of flair.

It’s definitely not your traditional oatmeal cookie texture, as there are no raisins in these. It’s kind of similar to a coconut pecan cowboy, with lots of oats and chocolate and nuts.

And the batter sticks together a good deal more than what you might find in a standard recipe. And they are made with mostly whole wheat pastry flour, which gives them extra nutrition without affecting the flavor whatsoever.

Top-down view of four vegan white chocolate hazelnut oatmeal cookies with a glass of almond milk. One is perched on top of the glass and it is in focus. The rest of the image is slightly out of focus.

They are sweetened with maple syrup and brown sugar, and have a bit of vanilla added for depth.

I added some coarsely chopped hazelnuts and white chocolate chips to finish them off, and holy moly! These babies are darn tasty.

I love white chocolate, especially mixed into classic oatmeal cookies!

Top-down view of a batch of homemade unbaked vegan white chocolate hazelnut oatmeal dough portioned and arranged on parchment paper.

I wasn’t sure if AJ would like these at all because they are pretty complex. He tends to like simpler things, like my Traditional Vegan Chocolate Chips. But before these had even cooled, he snatched one up and declared it delicious.

For me, that is definitely considered #winning.

Top down view of a single layer of a batch of vegan white chocolate hazelnut oatmeal cookies on a stainless steel cooling rack.

So, here begins the 2018-19 cookie challenge. What do you think, can I commit to 10 new recipes in this category in one year? #goals

Top-down view of a stainless steel measuring cup full of raw oats with a few hazelnuts scattered in it.

I could be known as the vegan cookie queen! It will just take a bit of dedication, and the oh so very unfortunate necessity of eating a lot of dessert…

Oblique view of five vegan white chocolate hazelnut oatmeal cookies with a glass of almond milk. One cookie is sitting on top of the glass of almond milk and is in focus. The rest of the image is slightly out of focus.

Oh well, I guess I could do that for you guys. I’ll make the sacrifice. For you.

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Top down view of a group of vegan white chocolate hazelnut oatmeal cookies placed on a stainless steel cooling rack.

White Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18-20 cookies 1x


A dense and chewy oatmeal cookie with white chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts. Sweetened with maple syrup. Delicious any time of year!


  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking liner and set aside.
  2. Combine the oats, flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar and stir to mix well.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in a 2-cup glass measuring cup or a medium-sized heatproof bowl, then stir in the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry, then stir until almost combined. Add the white chocolate chips and hazelnuts, and stir until combined. The dough will be rather stiff.
  5. Grab a chunk of the dough with your hands and press it into a ball. Place on the prepared cookie sheet, then flatten a bit with your palm. Repeat with the rest of the dough, leaving some space between each since they will expand a bit during baking. You should get about 12 cookies.
  6. Bake for 13-16 minutes, until just starting to brown on the bottom. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: white chocolate, hazelnut, oatmeal cookies, maple syrup, vegan

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And if this vegan cookie recipe is your cup of tea, then (in a manner or speaking) these will also be your Earl Grey, the ones that you pull out when you’re craving only the best of the best:

Photos by Raquel Smith, © Ask the Experts, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See our TOS for more details. Originally published on January 12, 2015. Last updated: April 22, 2022 at 21:21 pm.

Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.

About Raquel Smith

Raquel is a whole foods enthusiast, an avid mountain biker, and a dog lover. She works by day at Food Blogger Pro and formerly maintained her food blog "My California Roots" (now merged into Foodal).

8 thoughts on “White Chocolate Hazelnut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan)”

    • Hi Colleen! Thanks for stopping by! You can find vegan white chocolate chips at your local natural foods store, or online. 🙂

  1. These sound magnificent! I love the combo of white chocolate and hazelnuts – it sounds even better than white chocolate and macadamia nuts (which I often find too sweet). Yum!

    • I’ve had a recent obsession with hazelnuts, I’ve been putting them in everything! Even pesto, which is surprisingly delicious!


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