chocolate maple oatmeal skillet cookie

It’s weird to talk about hot dogs when we’re supposed to be talking about skillet cookies, but I just can’t stop thinking about these fake hot dogs that Moose and I picked up at Perelandra yesterday.

I’m super picky when it comes to fake meats. I never enjoyed the taste of meat, so if a fake meat product tastes too much like real meat, I freak out.


Field Roast hot dogs don’t taste like hot dogs. They just taste awesome. They are like a crispy stick of deliciousness that are similar to a hot dog in appearance but far better in taste and texture. Saute them in a pan. Throw some veggie chili, mustard, ketchup, onion and Daiya cheddar on top. You’ll be so happy.

We only had hamburger buns. It kind of looked like a turtle. Still delicious.

These Field Roast Frankfurters  aren’t a new product, but I’d never tried them, so surely some of you have yet to try them too? Pick some up for your Memorial Day cookout to go with your veggie burgers and potato salad! Then invite me over, okay?

Okay, let’s switch topics to DESSERT! I love cookies, I really do. The problem is that I don’t have a lot of patience. I’m always in awe of those of you who can make perfect little cookies in pretty shapes with icing designs. I love to eat pretty cookies. But if I’m the one making the cookies, you better believe they’re going to come out looking like mismatched chunks. They might taste great, but they’ll look sloppy because I won’t be able to find enough patience to make them uniform and pretty.

That’s why I love skillet cookies. It’s still a cookie, but it’s gigantic and all you have to do is spread it out in a pan. Slice it up like a pie and plop it on a plate. Done.

This skillet cookie was special to me because it was my first time using maple sugar.

If maple sugar isn’t your thing, you can replace the maple sugar for refined sugar (or half brown and half refined) and your cookie will still be awesome.

Chocolate Maple Oatmeal Skillet Cookie
Recipe adapted from Mississippi Kitchen
Serves 8-10

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread, or another vegan butter substitute, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups toasted pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread, or another vegan butter substitute
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup soy creamer
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
vanilla non-dairy ice cream (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small bowl, stir together the flax meal and water.


Set aside.


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt.


In a separate bowl, mix together the Earth Balance, brown sugar, maple sugar and vanilla extract on low-medium speed until combined.


Add the flax “egg” to the sugar mixture and continue to mix on low-medium speed. Slowly add in the flour mixture, oats and pecans.


Fold in the chocolate chips.


Spread the cookie batter into a cast iron skillet


Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top of the cookie turns golden brown.


Remove from the oven and allow the cookie to cool in the skillet for 10 minutes.


While the cookie cools, make the sauce by first melting the Earth Balance in a small sauce pan.


Add in the brown sugar, soy creamer, sea salt and vanilla extract.


Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.


Allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and let the sauce cool until you are ready to serve the cookie.

Slice the cookie as you would a pie, top with ice cream and pour the sauce over the top.


I used So Delicious Coconut Milk Vanilla Bean ice cream




10 thoughts on “chocolate maple oatmeal skillet cookie

  1. Waw! What a beautiful creation! I love it so much! :)
    Yum Yum Yum!
    I am not a vegan but cook vegan about 5times per week! I think you will love my blog too! Come on over! 😉

  2. Ha, we had those frankfurters for dinner last night! I made a spicy potato corn salad and limeade to go with them. I like the Field Roast products a lot, actually. Their pastry-wrapped holiday roast was perfect for our vegan Christmas feast last year!

    Oh, skillet cookie, we MUST be friends soon.

  3. Hello! I just discovered you through which featured your Baked Broccoli Burgers (YUM!).
    Love your site and your “About Page” about being vegan and what that means to you.
    I’m adding you to my blog roll :) Thx!
    P.S. Can not wait to bake your skillet cookie – holy delicious!!!!

  4. Are yout kidding me Nik?!?!? This looks amazing! AND I want to try those fake dogs, yum!

  5. Making a special run to Trader Joe’s for that maple sugar! And BTW, we’ve made your maple pecan burgers 4-5 times now…keep talking about them all you want. They are fabulous!

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