Inspired to Bake Vegan!

I’m so excited to share with you that today I baked vegan cookies successfully!!  It was my first time too!

I was inspired to give it a try after reading my dear blogger friend Celeste’s Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.

I followed Celeste’s amazing recipe step by step with a few substitutions/additions to make it gluten-free and nut-free for an Easter celebration.

Please click here to see Celeste’s recipe:

I love reading Celeste’s blog (, as she writes about so many interesting and diverse topics on veganism, has fabulous ideas and  yummy recipes, and shares her personal plant-based diet journey along the way.  Check her blog out when you have time, and I guarantee you’ll be better informed on veganism and inspired by her! 🙂


If you like to make these cookies gluten-free and nut-free, here are the ingredients I used:

2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

6 tablespoons water

2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon xanthan gum

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut oil, softened

1/2 cup pure maple syrup

1 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons orange zest

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

6 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips


*I baked the cookies for 10 minutes so they are soft and chewy.


Here is a close up of these delicious Orange Cranberry Chocolate Chip  Cookies:

The combination of orange, cranberries and chocolate makes this cookie very refreshing! :)

The combination of orange, cranberries and chocolate give these cookies a delicious refreshing taste!


Thank you for the vegan baking inspiration dearest Celeste! 🙂  You totally rock!!


I wish you all a beautiful week ahead and if you celebrate Easter, Happy Easter! 🙂




13 thoughts on “Inspired to Bake Vegan!

  1. OMG Violet – I love the addition of cranberries to this recipe!! I’m so glad these turned out so well, they look delish chica. And your lovely comments about me are so sweet – I’m too lucky to have a blogger friend like you!! Celeste 🙂 PS – I’m also really excited that I inspired you to make your first vegan cookies.

    • Hi Celeste! I added cranberries because I had them on hand, and I remember how I love the taste of cranberries and orange together since my mom used to buy a loaf of cranberries & orange from this nice lady who bakes for charity. They are definitely delish and I think you should give the gluten-free recipe a try! 😉 I’ve been wanting to bake vegan cookies for a while, but never had the drive to until I read your post the other day. So, I wanna say a big THANK YOU for your inspiration, dear friend!! 🙂 xoxo

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    • Hi Charlotte! Long time no talk here, hope all is well with you. I’ll be checking out your blog now to be updated on what’s going on with you lately. Happy weekend! 🙂 xx

  3. Hi Violet, I found you through Celeste’s blog. Love your about page and your story. Very inspiring posts, and these cookies look yum! I like to bake without eggs and sometimes gluten-free. Will surely stop by your blog often. 🙂

    • Hi there! Thank you for finding me here, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you better through your blog. 🙂 I’ll be interested in checking out your recipes without eggs and giving it a try, since I’m new to baking without eggs. Cheers! 🙂

    • Thanks for dropping by and sharing your most popular cookie recipe! It’s long weekend for us here, and I actually have some pecans in stock and I’m pretty sure I have the other ingredients as well, so I’m excited to give it a try tomorrow! I’ll let you know how it turns out. 🙂

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