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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

There are some things in life that are just non-negotiable. Try as I might, I cannot live without chocolate chip cookies. That’s why, when I recently embarked on a soul-crushing elimination diet to try and determine whether I have some food intolerances, I started having withdrawal. I mean, I got a serious jonesin’ for a pastry of any kind. (Y’all who read my recent anti-dieting post have my permission to ridicule me now.)

To make a long story short, I’m temporarily (hopefully) off wheat, dairy, soy, corn, eggs, coffee (ouch!), nuts, and probably some other things I can’t think of at the moment. What else is there, you may ask? Well, let me tell you, there’s not much. So, yeah, I’m eating pretty healthy these days and I’m hating life. When life gets hard, I usually turn to chocolate chip cookies.

I knew what I had to do. I had to find some chocolate chip cookies! But since I refuse to believe that I’m going to be off gluten permanently, I didn’t want to run out and buy $30 worth of supplies like xantham gum that you usually find in gluten free recipes. So I used what I learned over years of adjusting recipes for my allergic kids, and came up with this yummy recipe. I’ve already had 4 of these cookies today, and I can tell you I feel much better already!Easy Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Gluten Free Baking Flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Quick Cook Oats (again, Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flax Seed
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2/3 cup Melted Coconut Oil
  • 2 Mashed Bananas
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Chips (I like Costco’s and Trader Joe’s)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Mix together all dry ingredients (flour, oats, sugar, flax, soda, salt) in a large bowl.
  3. Add coconut oil, bananas, and vanilla. Mix well. The batter will be a bit goopy. Stir in chocolate chips.Cookie Mix
  4. Drop by teaspoons on cookie sheets, with at least 2 inches between each cookie, as they will spread.Cookie Creep
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and let cool thoroughly before stuffing your face with the chocolaty goodness!

These cookies are soft and do tend to fall apart a bit, but that doesn’t bother me one bit. Next I may try making mini-muffins with this recipe. It’s almost healthy enough to eat for breakfast!

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Wednesday 1st of October 2014

They sound yummy! I'll have to tell my friend at preschool. Her family doesn't eat gluten.

Meredith

Saturday 4th of October 2014

Thanks! I'd love to be able to help someone else enjoy chocolate chip cookies!

Arleen

Saturday 27th of September 2014

Now those look good enough to take off my computer screen. I use farro flour and it gives everything a nice flavor with being processed

Meredith

Tuesday 30th of September 2014

I like that idea Arleen. I'll have to look for farro flour next time I'm at the store...

jbutler1914

Saturday 27th of September 2014

Those cookies look delicious but I will probably stay with my Chips Ahoy.

Meredith

Saturday 27th of September 2014

Haha! I love chips ahoy. I cheated the other day and that was what I had!

Ken Dowell

Friday 26th of September 2014

Imagine how much better you'd feel after 4 fully loaded chocolate chip cookies.

Meredith

Saturday 27th of September 2014

Yum! With a big glass of milk!

Deidre M. Simpson

Friday 26th of September 2014

You're speaking my language, Meredith! All you had to do was mention half of those ingredients. I hope you can eat healthier longer if you want!

Meredith

Saturday 27th of September 2014

Thank you Deidre!

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