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Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, perfectly sweet and secretly healthy! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 149kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 30 g (1/8 cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil, or almond or peanut butter)
  • 6 tablespoons (6 tablespoons) maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • Pinch (Pinch) salt
  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground almonds (almond meal) *
  • 150 g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 50 g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate chips ** (ensure vegan/gluten-free if necessary)
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if using any other oil)
  • Once melted, add all the other ingredients to the same bowl
  • Mix well, adding a tiny splash more milk if it’s looking too dry
  • Leave the mixture for 10 minutes as leaving the oats to soak for a bit will make them much easier to bind together
  • Take a heaped tablespoon of the mixture and use your hands to form it into little patties

  • Lay it out onto a baking tray lined with greased baking paper

  • Repeat until the rest of the batter is used up - you should be able to make 12 cookies
  • Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes until golden brown (don't worry if they're slightly soft as they will firm up as they cool)
  • Leave to cool completely before storing in an airtight container - keeps for a good few days


*You can alternatively use almond flour
**Use refined sugar free chocolate chips for a refined sugar free version


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.8mg