Easy and healthy flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are naturally vegan, gluten free, and made with pantry friendly ingredients! The easiest cookie recipe!

vegan chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

So what do you do if you don’t have any flour on hand?

Make vegan flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies of course! I was inspired by Southern Living Magazine and their flourless peanut butter cookies for this recipe.

I thought it was so genius to just use a few pantry staple ingredients to make absolutely delicious and decadent chewy flourless chocolate chip cookies.

close up of flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

However, I adapted the recipe quite a bit to make it also vegan and refined sugar free. Then, it’s really pantry-friendly.

Don’t believe you can make cookies without flour? You’re about to be amazed 😉

How do you make chocolate chip cookies from scratch without flour?

Instead of using flour, these vegan chocolate chip cookies use peanut butter. Essentially, combining the peanut butter with the flaxseed “eggs” gives it still that stable cookie structure, just slightly flatter and with a bit more chewiness.

If you dig chewy cookies, you’re going to dig these.

plate of chocolate chip cookies

Plus, making vegan flourless peanut butter cookies actually allows you to eat the batter (which may or may not be a good thing, given that cookie dough really does tempt me ha!).

But if you’re nut free, not to worry: you can still enjoy these vegan and gluten free peanut butter cookies…just without the peanut butter! I go over the nut free option in the next section, so keep reading on!

flourless chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

Ingredients for vegan flourless chocolate chip cookies

These flourless peanut butter cookies are so incredibly simple. In fact, you probably have all of the ingredients on hand already!

For these vegan flourless cookies, you’ll need:

  • Peanut butter (if you don’t have any on hand, you can always make your own peanut butter or use a different nut butter!)
  • Flaxseed (we’ll be making a flaxseed “egg,” which if you’d like to learn more about that, you can check out my whole post on Vegan Baking 101)
  • Coconut sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Chocolate chips
  • Sea salt and vanilla
cookies on baking sheet

Pretty simple and straight forward! Now, if you wanted to make these gluten free vegan cookies also Paleo, simply swap out the peanut butter for a Paleo alternative, such as almond butter, walnut butter, or pecan butter.

To make these nut free, you can use sunflower seed butter.

How to make vegan flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Now for the fun part: making the cookies!

hand placing chocolate chip cookies down

To make these flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, you’ll need to first prep the flaxseed “eggs.” To do that, simply whisk together the ground flaxseed with the water in a large bowl, and allow the mixture to sit for 5-7 minutes.

Next:

  1. Add in the peanut butter, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, and sea salt to the flaxseed “eggs” and mix everything together.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips, then place the bowl into fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
peanut butter cookie dough batter in a bowl

Then, while the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Once the oven is preheated, use a cookie scoop or your hands to form 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized dough balls and place them about 2 inches apart to bake.

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven. Allow the cookies to set for 10 minutes. This is crucial in order to allow the cookies to fully set.

Because there is no flour, the cooling process is crucial in order to allow the cookies to harden and become stable enough to lift and serve.

Then you can enjoy!

hand pouring cream into coffee cup with plate of cookies

How to store these vegan flourless chocolate chip cookies

The cool part about these flourless cookies is that they’re vegan and flourless, so they can actually last a lot longer than other cookies.

I recommend leaving them covered at room temperature for up to 4-5 days or you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days or the freezer for up to 3 months.

plate of chocolate chip cookies

I hope you love these vegan flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies as much as I do! If you make them, let me know how they came out in the comments section down below, and be sure to give it a rating so that others can find them 🙂

stack of flourless chocolate chip cookies

As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy flourless cookie baking!

bite taken from cookie

More healthy vegan cookie recipes

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Grain free peanut butter cup cookies

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Chewy gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Paleo vegan sugar cookies

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vegan chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

Vegan Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy and healthy flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies that are naturally vegan, gluten free, and made with pantry friendly ingredients! The easiest cookie recipe!


Ingredients

Scale

Recipe adapted from: Southern Living Magazine:

  • 1 cup creamy smooth peanut butter (make sure it’s drippy)
  • 2 flaxseed “eggs” (see notes section)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate 

Instructions

 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flaxseed with the water to create a flaxseed egg. 
  2. Once the flaxseed is set, fold in the peanut butter, coconut sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, and sea salt, and mix the batter until everything is combined.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Leave the dough in the bowl and place the bowl into the fridge to chill for 30 minutes. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and use a medium cookie scoop or your hand to form 1-1/2 tbsp-sized dough balls. Place about 2 inches apart on the baking sheet to ensure that they spread without touching.
  6. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges and almost all of the middle is set.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to set for 10 minutes. Because they are flourless, they’ll need a few moments to fully set.
  8. Remove from the baking sheet and serve.

Notes

For 1 flaxseed egg, combine 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed with 2-3 tbsp of water. Use the extra third tablespoon of water if the flaxseed is more dry than wet.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 12.2 g
  • Sodium: 69.4 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.9 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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