These Grain Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies have the same texture and taste as a classic chocolate chip cookie, but are made without flour, butter, eggs, or refined sugar! Perfect for those following a paleo, vegan, or gluten free diet.
Diving in to some paleo & vegan baking today with these grain-free chocolate chip cookies!
Confession #1: When I say “diving in” I really mean “dipping my toe in” because even with all the flourless baking I’ve done, I’m still pretty new to baking without grains. 100% intrigued, though.
Confession #2: I prefer baking vegan cookies to traditional cookies because it means I can eat the cookie dough without having to worry about raw eggs. And yes, those do skeeve me out.
Confession #3: Sometimes I write these confessions just so I can talk in point form and not have to worry about how sentences flow together. This is one of those times.
Confession #4: COOKIES!!
It’s funny because cookie baking has changed a lot since I first started dabbling in it when I was a wee little thing. Back then it was all flour, butter, sugar, and eggs, whereas these days you see a lot more grain-free flours like almond and coconut, butter being replaced by coconut oil or applesauce, refined sugars being shelved for maple syrup or honey, and eggs either being left out completely, or getting subbed for flax “eggs.”
And guess what? You still end up with cookies that look and taste like the traditional kind from back in the day…
Maybe not 100% exactly like those, but totally delicious in their own right.
And if you’re someone with food allergies or special dietary needs? Being able to enjoy your favourites without having to worry about any adverse reactions is one of the best feelings there is. And no one should live a life without cookies. So for anyone who’s paleo, vegan, and/or gluten-free? These cookies are for you. And if you’re not paleo, vegan, and/or gluten-free? These cookies are for you too.
They’re soft, chewy, with the irresistible sweet and buttery flavour of old-traditional cookies. Only they’re made without any refined sugar. Or butter. Crazy, right? None of my [non-vegan/paleo] taste testers could believe it either, because you can’t taste the coconut flavour in these cookies at all. I swear there’s something magical about the combination of almond flour and coconut oil — it produces a sweet and subtle buttery flavour that’s crazy similar to the real thing. I hope you love them!
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- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, applesauce, and vanilla, mixing until all the ingredients are well combined and a dough begins to form. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop out a scant tablespoon of dough and roll it between your hands to form a ball. Place it on your prepared baking sheet and repeat until all the dough has been used up. Use a jar or flat-bottomed cup to gently flatten each cookie. They won't spread much from their pre-baking shape, so shape them how you want them to look when they're done.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the sheet for ~5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store them in an airtight container for up to a week.
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