Vegan Trail Mix Cookies

Vegan Trail Mix Cookies {vegan, gluten free}

Trail mix is one of the most delicious snacks, so a cookie version has to be best snack ever, right?!

These Vegan Trail Mix Cookies are SO easy to make and the ultimate autumnal snack for those cooler days out with the family.

I’m absolutely loving these vegan trail mix cookies for a quick grab-and-go snack at the moment. They hold together perfectly with the help of the flax eggs; and the oat flour makes for a great substitute for wheat flour, making these completely gluten free.

They’re sweet, crumbly, autumnal and packed with all your favourite trail mix ingredients. Make a batch of these vegan trail mix cookies around Christmas time to make your kitchen smell insanely festive!

For more vegan baking fun, have a go at my Vegan Lemon & Blueberry Muffins or my Easy Vegan Banana Bread.

If you make these Vegan Trail Mix Cookies then please make sure to comment below or tag me in your recreations over on Instagram using @ginabnutrition or #ginabnutrition – I love to see them. Happy baking!

Vegan Trail Mix Cookies

Vegan Trail Mix Cookies – The Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  1. Rolled Oats: Oats provide a hearty texture to the cookies and add a nutty flavor. They are a good source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, and various nutrients like manganese and phosphorus.
  2. Oat Flour: Oat flour contributes to the cookies’ structure and helps bind the ingredients. It’s gluten-free and provides a softer texture due to its finely ground consistency.
  3. Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness to the cookies, balancing out the other flavors. It also plays a role in the cookies’ texture and helps with browning during baking.
  4. Baking Powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the cookies rise and become slightly fluffy. It contributes to the overall texture of the cookies.
  5. Cinnamon: Cinnamon adds warmth and depth of flavor to the cookies. It complements the other ingredients and enhances the overall taste.
  6. Salt: Salt is essential for balancing flavors. It enhances the sweetness and other flavors in the cookies, preventing them from tasting flat.
  7. Coconut Shreds: Coconut shreds provide a tropical flavor and chewy texture to the cookies. They also contain healthy fats that contribute to the cookies’ richness.
  8. Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds add a nutty crunch to the cookies. They’re a source of protein, healthy fats, and various minerals like magnesium and zinc.
  9. Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds contribute to the cookies’ texture and add a subtle nutty flavor. They’re also a source of healthy fats and minerals.
  10. Raisins: Raisins add natural sweetness and chewiness to the cookies. They’re a source of natural sugars, fiber, and antioxidants.

Wet Ingredients:

  1. Flax Eggs: Flax eggs serve as a vegan egg substitute, helping bind the ingredients together. They also add moisture and contribute to the cookies’ structure.
  2. Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile of the cookies, adding a pleasant aroma and a hint of sweetness.
  3. Melted Coconut Oil: Coconut oil provides moisture and fat to the cookies. It also adds a subtle coconut flavor and contributes to the cookies’ richness.
  4. Maple Syrup: Maple syrup adds natural sweetness and flavor to the cookies. It’s a less refined sweetener option and complements the other ingredients.
Vegan Trail Mix Cookies

Is Trail Mix Actually Healthy For You?

Trail mix can be a healthy snack option. It typically contains a mix of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and sometimes chocolate or other add-ins. Here are some factors to consider when evaluating the healthiness of trail mix (and these vegan trail mix cookies):

Nutrient Density: Nuts and seeds in trail mix provide healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They can help satisfy hunger and provide sustained energy. However, portion control is important, as these ingredients are calorie-dense.

Dried Fruits: Dried fruits in trail mix can provide natural sweetness and additional nutrients, but they are also concentrated sources of sugars. Look for options with little to no added sugars.

Added Ingredients: Some trail mixes might contain added ingredients like chocolate chips or yogurt-covered pieces. While these add flavor, they can also increase the calorie and sugar content. Opt for trail mixes with minimal added sugars and consider dark chocolate as a healthier chocolate option.

Caloric Content: Due to the high energy density of nuts and dried fruits, trail mix can have a high caloric content. This can be a good thing for energy-dense activities like hiking, but it’s important to be mindful of portion sizes when consuming trail mix as a snack.

Customization: Making your own trail mix allows you to control the ingredients and their proportions. Choose a variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, and consider adding whole-grain cereal for added crunch and fiber.

Healthy Fats: Nuts and seeds in trail mix provide healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can have positive effects on heart health and satiety.

Fiber: Nuts, seeds, and dried fruits are often high in dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion and help you feel full.

Nut Allergies: If you have nut allergies, trail mix may not be suitable for you, especially if it contains nuts. There are nut-free trail mix alternatives available that use seeds, dried fruits, and other ingredients.

Vegan Trail Mix Cookies (Gluten Free)

Vegan Trail Mix Cookies (Gluten Free)

Georgina Burgess
Trail mix is one of the most delicious snacks, so a cookie version has to be best snack ever, right?! These Vegan Trail Mix Cookies are SO easy to make and the ultimate autumnal snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack


Dry Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Rolled Oats (use gluten free if required)
  • 3/4 Cup Oat Flour (blend the oats until flour consistency)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Shreds
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 Flax Eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 5 tbsp water and left to set for 5 minutes)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/3 Cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 190c
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together
  • In a separate bowl, add all of the wet ingredients and mix well
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry bowl and mix thoroughly
  • Spoon 2 tablespoons of the batter and press down onto the baking sheet
  • Repeat until the batter has finished and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown and fragrant
Keyword vegan dessert, vegan snacks

What is Usually in Trail Mix?

  1. Nuts: Nuts are a staple in trail mix due to their healthy fats, protein, and crunch. Common nuts used include almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, and peanuts.
  2. Seeds: Seeds provide nutritional value and variety to trail mix. Popular options include pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds.
  3. Dried Fruits: Dried fruits add natural sweetness, chewiness, and a dose of vitamins and minerals. Examples include raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates, and dried cherries.
  4. Chocolate: Some trail mixes include chocolate chips or chocolate-covered ingredients for a touch of indulgence. Dark chocolate can be a healthier choice due to its lower sugar content and potential antioxidant benefits.
  5. Coconut Flakes: Coconut flakes add flavor and texture to trail mix. They can be sweetened or unsweetened.
  6. Cereal or Granola: Adding whole-grain cereal or granola can provide extra crunch and fiber to the mix.
  7. Dried Banana Chips: These add a crispy texture and a mild banana flavor.
  8. Spices: Spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger can be added for flavor enhancement.
  9. Savory Add-Ins: Some trail mixes include savory elements like pretzels, popcorn, or roasted chickpeas for a unique twist.
  10. Protein Bites: Plant-based protein bites, such as soy or pea protein-based options, might be included to boost the protein content.
  11. Spiced Nuts: Nuts roasted with spices like cayenne, cumin, or paprika can add a kick of flavor.
  12. Yogurt-Covered Pieces: While these add sweetness, they can also contribute added sugars. Choose options with minimal added sugars if including them.

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  1. Just made these vegan trail mix cookies…. and oh my gosh!!! THE BEST?. Thank you so much for the recipe, will definitely be making them again!

    1. ginaburgess96 says:

      Aww this has made me so happy! Thank you for sharing, Brooke! X

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