Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies: chewy oatmeal cookies made with wholesome ingredients that taste like a real treat. (gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, nut free, soy free, corn free, oil free, refined sugar free)
Sweet, chewy chocolate chip cookies. Is there anything better? When I was little, I used to beg my mom to let me make chocolate chip cookies whenever I got the craving. (Like all of the time.) I loved watching the recipe come together as I poured each ingredient into the mixer and I snuck bites of cookie dough every chance I got.
As a kid, whenever I went over to a friend’s house and they had oatmeal raisin cookies I would eat one for the sake of my sweet tooth. I loved the chewy oatmeal texture but I always wound up picking out the raisins. Baked raisins are a total “oh no no” if you ask me. But then I was left with a plain cookie. Something was missing. Jam? No. Nuts? Definitely not. (My mom would beg to differ.) Chocolate chips? Oh boy howdy, yes!
Oatmeal cookies and chocolate chips are an absolute match made in heaven. It doesn’t get any better. These maple sweetened oat cookies have the perfect pillowy texture and are filled with decadent semi-sweet dairy free chocolate chips. I could seriously eat these babies all day every day. And if we’re being honest, I have on multiple occasions. (Meaning every time that I make them.) I highly recommend making a double batch if you’re a cookie monster like I am.
This recipe has a dirty little secret. Pssst, it’s much healthier than a traditional cookie. But don’t worry, you won’t notice and neither will your unsuspecting friends and family. These cookies are sweetened with maple syrup instead of refined sugar. They include your daily dose of applesauce in place of oil. And they are full of whole grain oats. Win, win, win.
These cookies are loaded with real, whole ingredients and are sure to make you fall in love with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy oatmeal cookies sweetened with maple syrup and filled with melted chocolate chips. These cookies are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, nut free, soy free, corn free, oil free and refined sugar free.
- 4 flax eggs 1 tbsp ground flax seed+3 tbsp water=1 flax egg
- 3 cups gluten free quick oats
- 1 ½ cups gluten free oat flour
- ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose baking flour*
- 2 teaspoons baking powder*
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract*
- semi-sweet chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand is allergy friendly
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine flax and water in a small bowl and stir. Let it thicken for 5 minutes.
Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Add wet ingredients (including flax eggs) to bowl with dry ingredients. Stir.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. It should rise significantly.
Scoop cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. The edges of cookies will be a light golden brown and feel stiff to the touch. They will soften as they cool.
Let cookies cool on cooling rack.
*Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour can be found in the natural section baking aisle at most grocery stores.
*Most baking powder contains cornstarch. You can easily make corn free baking powder at home with my recipes: corn free baking powder and starch free baking powder.
*Most vanilla extract is considered gluten free and corn free because of the distillation process. If you are highly sensitive to corn and wheat I suggest using Simple Truth organic vanilla extract. It is made from sugar cane alcohol. Most other brands are made from either corn or wheat. You can contact the manufacturer if you are unsure if your favorite vanilla is safe for you to eat.
Adapted from: My Whole Food Life