The ultimate chewy and gooey vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are easy to make, gluten free and nut free!

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Call me old fashioned, but I love oatmeal cookies. Just a bit of cinnamon, a little sea salt, and the best chocolate yields the ultimate gooey vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

And they’re so freaking easy to make! Seriously, these cookies are no-chill because coconut oil is basically all fat, so it doesn’t spread that easily when combined with other ingredients.

But the other really cool thing about these absolutely delicious and gooey gluten free vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? They’re just that: entirely dairy free, egg free, vegan, gluten free, soy free, and nut free.

Now that’s a cookie I want to keep 😉

oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with sea salt

How do you make vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies from scratch?

I absolutely love making any vegan cookies from scratch, but these gluten free vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are some of my fave.

But before we get into how to make the cookies, let’s go over the ingredients. For these cookies, you’ll need:

  • Oat flour (I recommend making from scratch- see the next section!)
  • Rolled oats (go with certified gluten free if needed)
  • Coconut oil
  • Coconut sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Ground flaxseed mixed with water (considered a vegan flaxseed “egg”- I explain how to make it in the tips section and in the recipe card)
  • Chocolate Chips

Really simple ingredients! Now, are chocolate chips vegan? Well, depending on the brand! I love using Lily’s Sweets, Pascha, and Enjoy Life for my vegan chocolate chip preferences. But use your favorite brand here.

vegan oatmeal cookies stacked on baking sheet

Now let’s go over how to make oat flour from scratch, and then we’ll make the cookies.

How to make oat flour

I feel like I need to make a whole separate post for this so that I don’t get too repetitive in the posts ha! Making oat flour is so easy, though.

All you’ll need is a food processor or high speed blender and your oats. I personally only use oat flour I make myself because I find it works differently in recipes.

I’m not sure why this is…my only guess is that store bought is seriously fine ground whereas you can only get it so fine in a home food processor (which, in my opinion, yields a much better texture for baking gluten free).

gluten free vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies on parchment paper

Simply place your oats into the food processor and pulse or puree for 2 minutes, or until it’s essentially completely ground. Then store in an airtight container so that you can use as needed.

A note here: 1 cup of oats does not yield 1 cup of flour. I’ve found it’s typically 1 cup of oats = 3/4 cup oat flour. Play around with it, and see what works for you. For this recipe, I give the measurements on how much whole oats you need to make flour.

Making the cookies

Now we get to the fun part! Making these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies is seriously a breeze. It can be broken down into two main steps: combining the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately, then bringing them together.

  1. First, whisk together all the dry ingredients.
  2. Then use a hand mixer to beat together the softened coconut oil, coconut sugar, flaxseed mixture, and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and and combine until it becomes a sticky dough.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, then form the dough into dough balls and lightly press down onto a prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake and then let sit afterwards to set!
biten oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

That’s it!

Seriously, baking vegan and gluten free really isn’t that complicated…in fact, many are the same steps, just varying ingredients!

Optional Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Add Ins

Personally, I’m a huge fan of the chocolate chips, but maybe you want some more add-ins or want to swap out the chocolate for something else!

You can also add in:

  • Raisins
  • Vegan chocolate gems
  • Your favorite candy
  • Vegan marshmallows
  • Your favorite dried fruit
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Vegan white chocolate chips
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Tips & Tricks for making gluten free vegan cookies

  • Make sure that you use a hand mixer to mix the wet ingredients. Not doing this step and simply mixing with a spoon will yield hard and crumbly cookies. A hand mixer is key.
  • You can swap in vegan butter for the coconut oil if you’d like. Just skip the step of flattening the cookies, I’ve found that the vegan butter helps cookies to spread like more traditional oatmeal cookies.
  • You can also swap in 1-to-1 gluten free flour for the oat flour, or all-purpose, but the best results are yielded with the oat flour.
  • Feel free to use regular sugar if you don’t have coconut sugar.
  • To make the vegan flaxseed “egg” mixture, simply whisk together the ground flaxseed and water, and let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes before beginning the recipe.
gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper

I hope you love the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies as much as I do! Let me know what you think down below in the comments section, and as always, I love to see your beautiful creations, so be sure to tag me on Instagram and Pinterest!

Happy cookie baking!

oatmeal cookies on baking sheet

More Healthy Vegan Desserts

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Paleo Linzer Cookies

Vegan Peanut Butter Blossoms

Vegan S’mores Stuffed Cookies

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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Gooey Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The ultimate chewy and gooey vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are easy to make, gluten free and nut free!


Ingredients

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  • ¾ cup oat flour (see Notes)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (see Notes)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (see Notes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with ⅓ cup water (see Notes)
  • ⅔ cup chocolate chips (see Notes)

Instructions

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and ground flaxseed mixture until creamy.

  4. Sift in the oat flour, rolled oats, cinnamon and baking soda to the wet mixture, and mix until well combined.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  6. Use your hands to form dough balls the size of about 2 tablespoons and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly press them down to flatten on the pan.

  7. Place the cookie sheet into the oven to bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.

  8. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to set for 15 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days or up to a week in the fridge.


Notes

  • I recommend making your own oat flour. To yield 3/4 cup oat flour, process 1 cup rolled oats at high speed until smooth. A few chunks is okay.
  • Use gluten free certified if necessary. This recipe also works great with sprouted oats.
  • If you don’t have coconut sugar, you can use whichever granulated sugar you prefer!
  • Let the ground flaxseed with water sit for at least 5-7 minutes before using.
  • You can use your favorite vegan chocolate chip brand. I recommend Lily’s Sweets, Pascha Chocolate Chip, or Enjoy Life.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 216
  • Sugar: 15.3 g
  • Sodium: 60.5 mg
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.9 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, gluten free vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

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