30% OFF Pride collection code: USAPRIDE! Free Shipping over $99

*New* And Improved Chocolate Mookies

by Sarah E. November 09, 2011

Dear Queer Vegan Foodists,

I am SO thrilled to report to you that my vegan household has fallen madly in love with mookies (please see previous mookie post if you don’t know what I’m yammering on about). Mookies have graced our kitchen countless mornings and evenings since that fateful first batch I whipped up a while back, and I’m proud to say that I’ve FINALLY found a recipe that will make your taste buds (and your friend’s/coworkers’/lover’s taste buds) jump for mookie glee.

The key to my new mookie recipe, perhaps unsurprisingly to those familiar with vegan baking, is applesauce. Yup, pretty basic principle: less oil, more applesauce, and you’ve got a winning texture. I also decided that chocolate chips were too time consuming since I’m just not into any of the brands I’ve found and insist on making my own raw vegan chocolate from scratch (I know, I’m crazy…) so instead I substitute 1/4 cup raw cacao powder and the chocolaty effect is still achieved. Occasionally, I even throw in a little bit of coffee (gasp!) to make the flavor a bit more complex, but feel free to just follow the recipe below:

*New* Chocolate Mookies (Serves 4-6)

Fresh out of the oven! Photo courtesy of Alexander J. Dita Iphone Photography.



2 cups gluten-free flour

1 tsp baking soda

pinch salt

1/4-1/3 cup raw cacao powder

1/2 tsp vanilla powder or extract

1/2 cup xylitol

3 Tbs ground flax


1/4 cup hot water

3/4 cup applesauce

3 Tbs cup coconut oil (use less and add a bit more water, if you’d like)

4 drops stevia (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1/4 cup hot water with ground flax. Add wet ingredients to flax water mixture. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Mix wet and dry ingredients and form into little balls on a pre-greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on desired texture. Enjoy!

YAY FOR MOOKIES! And please please let me know in the comments if you have made these and/or have played with the recipe at all. ;)

Sarah E.
Sarah E.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Culinary

Maple Cream Easter Eggs

by Femme Fraîche March 20, 2016

Maple Cream Easter EggsEvery year when I was a kid, I could count on two things in my Easter basket – marshmallow eggs and maple cream eggs. Each served different purposes. The maple cream Easter eggs were my favorites and what I squealed over even more than finding plastic hidden eggs that held a dollar bill or a tiny toy. The marshmallow eggs were nothing I ever fancied and always found their way into the freezer for...

Continue Reading →

Salsa Casera Recipe – Super Hot and Delicious

by Stephen Chavez March 12, 2016

Salsa Casera or House Salsa is one of the simplest and most flavorful salsas that brings a robust heat and a smokey flavor from the charred tomatoes and chile peppers. Beware! I like heat and so this recipe has one dried Scorpion pepper added to the mix. Scorpion peppers are one of the hottest chiles in the world, with a mean heat of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units (SHUs).

Using a...

Continue Reading →

Mushroom and Kale Egg Bake

by Femme Fraîche March 06, 2016

Mushroom and Kale Egg BakeAdulting is hard stuff. Sure, there are the big things like taking care of kids or parents, unexpected car and home repairs, dealing with awful work situations, but sometimes the littlest things feel the most difficult. These days, one of my biggest dilemmas is finding what to feed myself in the mornings that is convenient, nourishing, and so tasty I’ll be psyched to eat it a few days a week. This...

Continue Reading →