These super easy one bowl vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are unbelievably soft, chewy, and perfectly sweet with simple ingredients and easily gluten free!

vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

These are truly the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They’re perfectly soft and chewy in the middle, with deliciously crisp edges. As a vegan baking cookbook author and cookie connoisseur, I’ve had my fair share of cookies, and these are it.

With hints of cinnamon and vanilla, these perfectly baked vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are sure to be loved by all eaters, vegan or not.

Based off of my classic iced vegan oatmeal cookies (which seriously taste like an old fashioned oatmeal cookie), these are some of my favorite vegan cookies ever (aside from my classic vegan chocolate chip cookies and vegan double chocolate chip cookies of course 🙂 ). 

They’re so easy to make and in just one bowl if needed. You can even freeze the dough for baking alter on as well!

Not to mention, these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are naturally made without eggs, without dairy, and easily gluten free as well, yet you’d never know. That’s what makes them one of the best vegan cookies to ever exist.

Make these for a quick and easy after school treat or dessert, or even as a part of your Christmas cookie exchange (and check out more of my favorite vegan Christmas cookies here!).

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Ingredients & Substitutions:

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

  • All purpose flour: You can also use gluten free 1:1 baking flour, such as King Arthur’s measure-for-measure or Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 gluten free flour blend. Alternatively, you can swap in oat flour (either homemade oat flour or store bought!).
  • Rolled oats (go with certified gluten free if needed): Please DO NOT use steel cut oats nor quick oats. You absolutely need rolled oats for this cookie recipe. 
  • Vegan butter: you can also use melted coconut oil instead.
  • Sugar: I used a combination of organic granulated sugar and brown sugar. However, if you’d like to keep these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies entirely refined sugar free, you can swap in coconut sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Unsweetened applesauce: or dairy free yogurt. You can also use flax eggs, but I personally don’t think they yield the best results. 
  • Ground cinnamon & vanilla extract: For flavor!
  • Baking soda: To help the cookies spread.
  • Chocolate ChipsI recommend Pascha Organics or Enjoy Life for the best vegan chocolate chips!

Really simple ingredients! You won’t even need any almond milk or soy milk for the cookie dough. 

Overview: how to make vegan oatmeal chocolate chip 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 vegan butter, sugars, unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla.
  3. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and and combine until it becomes a sticky cookie dough. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Chill the cookie dough. It only needs 20 minutes in the fridge, but you can also chill the dough a bit longer if needed.
  5. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough, and bake! Once baked, simply allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes, then enjoy.

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 sugar coated chocolate gems (very much like M&M’s- I use the Unreal brand!)
  • Your favorite vegan candy
  • Vegan marshmallows like Dandies
  • Your favorite dried fruit
  • Nuts and/or seeds
  • Vegan white chocolate chips (I love Pascha Chocolate, or making my own vegan white chocolate!)
vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet

Tips & Tricks for making gluten free vegan cookies

  • You can use a whisk, a hand mixer, or a stand mixer to combine the wet ingredients. Since the vegan butter is melted, it’s easy enough to just use a whisk. 
  • Freeze the cookie dough balls in the freezer to bake whenever you need. This makes these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies really easy to make for a Christmas cookie exchange or for a school bake sale.
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You are just going to absolutely love these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! They’re just so easy to make and taste like a dream.

Be sure to grab my free vegan cookie baking guide for all of your holiday baking needs. And 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!

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bitten oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

Soft & Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Description

These super easy one bowl vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are unbelievably soft, chewy, and perfectly sweet with simple ingredients and easily gluten free!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 g) all-purpose flour* (see notes for gluten free)
  • 1 cup (90 g) rolled oats, gluten free certified if needed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) vegan butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (110 g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (87 g) unsweetened applesauce or unsweetened dairy free yogurt, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (220 g) vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, cinnamon, and baking soda. Set aside.
  2. Make the dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, applesauce, and vanilla extract until combined. Then add in the dry ingredients and fold together using a silicone spatula. Finally, fold in the vegan chocolate chips. 
  3. Chill: Cover the cookie dough bowl, and chill for 20-30 minutes in the fridge. While the cookie dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  4. Scoop: Once the oven is preheated, use a medium cookie scoop to scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough into a ball. Lightly roll the ball between your palms to round the edges, and place the cookie dough ball onto the baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining dough, placing the cookies about 3″ apart. You should get about 10-14 cookies.
  5. Bake: Place the cookies into the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and crisp looking.
  6. Cool: Remove from the oven and press additional vegan chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies. Allow the cookies to rest on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!

Notes

Flour: You can use a gluten-free flour blend, such as King Arthur Measure for Measure or Bobs’ Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour. Or you can use oat flour. For the store bought flour blends, use the cup measurements then convert to gram measurements. For the oat flour, use the gram measurements only. 

Sugar: You can swap in all coconut sugar for a refined sugar free vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. 

Freeze: You can also freeze the cookie dough scooped for an easy bake. 

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

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