The Best Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies. These are classic in taste and texture, chewy and rich and also happen to be gluten-free and oil-free as well! You only need 8 ingredients to make these. These wow everybody who has them and also shock them that there is no all-purpose flour or butter or white sugar!
PERFECT VEGAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
The most perfect classic chocolate chip cookie with the most amazing texture. There isn't anything better than a chocolate chip cookie, except when it is made with good ingredients and still tastes like a traditional (but better) cookie that is filled with eggs, white flour and sugar. These are it. These are the best vegan and gluten-free chocolate chip cookies I've ever sunk my teeth into, and they are oil-free! One of my other favorite cookies, when I'm craving crispy, is my 6 Ingredient Perfect Vegan Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Easy, fast and delicious!
GLUTEN-FREE AND OAT-FREE
They are also oat-free! The reason for an oat-free cookie? Well, my heart hurts a little everytime I post a recipe and several of you say that you can't eat it because of an allergy or a specific reason, which a lot of times, it is the oats. I spend quite a bit of time in the kitchen creating a couple of versions (sometimes 3) to share with you all on my desserts and baked goods. I do this because there are often questions about subs and while all my recipes are gluten-free, I often provide a regular all-purpose flour version for those that want to just make them with regular flour. I try to provide 2-3 version to suit mostly everybody.
So, even those these are Oat-Free, I really call them my favorite chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. They are moist, fudgy, full of flavor, amazing texture and the fact that they are healthier than the crap-filled ones I used to eat (oil, butter and eggs), makes them almost miraculous.
However, on the recipes that I use oats (which is fairly often because I love oat flour), and provide the alternative all-purpose version, that doesn't fly with some of you because you need the recipe to be both oat-free and gluten-free. Well, friends, today is a day of celebration. I have created the classic chocolate chip cookie and made it vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and oat-free. They also are just 8 ingredients (+ salt and a tad of water) and only take about 10 minutes prep. Not only are these classic vegan chocolate chip cookies free of many allergens, they are unbelievably delicious. To say these are the bomb would be an understatement.
When my husband, Mr. Picky, said they were "perfection, don't change a thing", I knew they were good.
These vegan cookies are rich and the perfect cookie texture. What is the perfect cookie texture? Well, it should be super moist and chewy with a soft, yet firm exterior. I don't like overly soft cookies and I don't like overly crispy cookies. I mean, I love all types of cookies, but the perfect cookie is that wonderful chewy center that you get from regular gluten flour, brown sugar and eggs....which is the traditional way....but these have that same taste/texture with none of those ingredients. These have a firm, slighty crisp exterior and the most amazing soft, chewy texture. It's like a dream.
The magic of these cookies is the combo of brown rice flour, almond butter and a small amount of molasses. It produced a result that blew my mind. Throw in both maple syrup and coconut sugar for flavor and texture and these beauties were singing hallelujah. Why molasses you ask? Well, molasses does a few things, it gives wonderful chew to the cookies, a beautiful exterior texture and a deep flavor to the cookies. It also acts as the "egg" in these...it has wonderful binding characteristics. A little goes a long way.
These were inspired by my Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cakes. Those are made with lots of oat flour and peanut butter and totally delicious, but I wanted to change up that recipe quite a bit and make a full-on cookie reminiscent of the classic chocolate chip cookie and without oat flour.
After just using brown rice flour the other day in my previous post, Enchilada Sauce and Enchilada Baked Fingerling Potatoes, I had that flour on my mind. I have never used brown rice flour in cookies before and the few times I've tried them in cakes, the results weren't all that great....too gritty and fragile. I'm more inclined to try again now. But I had a hunch that using them in cookies (instead of oat flour) would give them substance, chew and lend to the firm/slightly crispy exterior. Boy, was I right! I normally use almond flour but my hubby isn't a huge fan because there is sometimes tiny bits of almonds that he has to spit out and he complains everytime. There were NO complaints with these cookies.
These were such a success, I will be trying brown rice flour much more now in baked goods. Get some almond milk and get dippin' and leave me feedback below after you make these, I'll be dying to hear! Tag me on Instagram with your photo if you like with my hashtag #thevegan8 so I'll be sure to see it!
I have a ton of Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies on the blog, check these out!
- Perfect Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies These will absolutely blow your mind, they are JUST 6 ingredients for the base, made in 1 bowl and 10 minutes prep! Nobody can ever believe they are vegan. Super fast, easy and full of flavor!
- Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pecan Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies....not gluten-free, but I'm sure an all-purpose gluten-free blend like King Arthur flour would work well, it's the only blend I've liked and had success with.
- Cinnamon Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Molasses Cookies
I really hope you love these Best Vegan Gluten-free Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, be sure to leave me feedback below!
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