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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Amanda @ Running with Spoons
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour*
  • 1/4 cup almond meal**
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar***
  • 1 tsp. ground chia or flax, mixed with 2 Tbsp. water****
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine rice flour, oat flour, almond meal, baking soda, and sea salt, whisking until fully incorporated.
  3. In a smaller mixing bowl, combine coconut oil, applesauce, coconut palm sugar, flax “egg,” and vanilla, whisking until everything is fully combined and smooth.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. If the dough seems a bit dry, use your hands to make sure everything is well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Using a generous tablespoon, scoop out dough and roll it into balls. Place the balls on your prepared baking sheet, and use your palm to flatten them. These cookies don’t spread much, so make them the shape you want before baking them.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. The less you bake them, the chewier they’ll be, so feel free to remove them as early as 7 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool on sheet for ~5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container.


* You can make your own oat flour by processing 1/4 cup rolled or quick oats in your food processor or blender until they reach a flour consistency. Make sure to use certified GF oats if you need these to be GF. ** You could also replace the oat flour and use 1/2 cup of almond meal instead. OR replace the almond meal and use 1/2 cup of oat flour, but you may have to add a tad more liquid/oil if you solely use oats, since they absorb more liquid. *** You can also sub the coconut sugar with brown sugar. **** Make sure to check that your chia/flax doesn’t contain any traces of wheat. One reader commented that her brand did.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins

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