These one bowl red velvet cookies are vegan, gluten free, and absolutely delicious. They’re naturally sweet, require one bowl, nine ingredients, and are the perfect dessert. Dunk them in some warm almond milk for a great treat!
Guys, Valentines day is a week away.
You know what that means. Candy will be taking over the shelves, and couples will be getting extra sappy. Do I sound like a bitter single person? Well, I’m not! I do think it’s a stupid holiday. Now, before you throw your hands up and leave this post, let me explain. I see you clicking the exit button. Don’t do it! I think that couples should treat each other like EVERYDAY is Valentines Day. If you truly love someone, you should show them affection and care every day. But, valentines day means chocolate will be on MEGA sale, so I’m not totally against the holiday 😉
So, instead of being a bitter single person, I’m going to be a happy single person. Why? Well, I’m content with where I am, and I’m not desperate for a relationship. The right one will come, and for now, I’m going to bake my heart out and enjoy these cookies while watching a Harry Potter movie.
I’ve never been the biggest red velvet fan. I don’t know why, but for some reason, I always feel like if it’s a chocolate cookie, IT SHOULD BE BROWN. Anyone else feel me on this? Of course, I’m all about expanding my pallet, so I thought “huh, what better way to use Valentines Day than to make red velvet cookies!” These were originally going to be cupcakes, but I’ll be honest- I got lazy AF. But guys, these cookies are totally worth it.
Do you see how chewy and soft these cookies are? DO YOU SEE IT.
So, what’s better than one Valentines Day recipe? TWO RECIPES. That’s right, this is a collaboration with Love Me Feed Me! Leah is hands down one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and I mean, come on. Do you see how drool worthy her recipes are? She completely kills the vegan baking game, and I know you’ll love all her treats. When you’re done making these cookies, you should definitely hop over to her blog and make her conversation heart cookies!
Guys, these cookies are BEYOND easy. You need nine ingredients and one bowl! How did I get the red color? I used beet powder! You don’t even taste the difference, but of course, you can use red food coloring if you need. These cookies are massive, vegan, and gluten free. Plus, they’re filled with chocolate goodness and taste absolutely DELICIOUS.
When you make this recipe, don’t forget to send me a photo on Instagram @tennishealthfitness.
- 1½ cups GF flour (you can also use whole wheat or all purpose)
- ¼ cup apple sauce
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup coconut oil, meted
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup organic cane sugar
- 1 tbsp beet powder (or 1 tbsp red food coloring)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp almond milk
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips, for topping
- Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, cane sugar, sea salt, and baking powder. Mix until no clumps remain.
- Add in the apple sauce, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and beet powder (or red food coloring). As your mixing, add in one tbsp of the almond milk at a time.
- Let the batter chill in the fridge for 90 minutes. Once chilled, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Take the batter out and add in one more tbsp of the almond milk. Mix it in. Take ~2 tbsp of the batter and roll it into a ball. Press it down a bit, and stick in a chocolate chip on top.
- Repeat until the batter is gone. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until done on top. Remove and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
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