These Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are another healthy option when you want to make homemade chocolate chip cookies with clean ingredients.
This easy, gluten-free vegan cookie recipe replaces the traditional white flour with oat flour, which you can easily make with a Vitamix by blending the oats to a flour consistency.
I also used coconut oil instead of butter, which makes them really moist and chewy.
Homemade chocolate chip cookie recipes usually contain refined ingredients like these:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:
Typical Ingredients: White flour, refined white sugar, brown sugar, eggs, butter
And store-bought cookies are even worse with ingredients like these:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:
Ingredients: Flour Enriched (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Vitamin B3, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamix B1 [Thiamin Vitamin B1], Riboflavin Vitamin B2 [Riboflavin Vitamin B2], Folic Acid Vitamin B9, Chocolate Chips Semisweet (Sugar, Chocolate, Dextrose, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, An Emulsifier), Sugar, Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Corn Syrup High Fructose, Leavening (Baking Soda, Ammonium Phosphate), Salt, Whey from Milk, Flavors Natural and Artificial, Caramel Color (source)
FoodFacts.com Rating: “F”
This healthier version is made with clean ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, flourless, egg-free and contains no refined sugar.
Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Cookies, Gluten-Free Vegan Lemon Chia Seed Cookies or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:
- high quality vegan protein
- high in anti-oxidants
- rich in omega-3 fatty acids
- high in vitamin C
- improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors
5 Fast Facts About Oats:
- provides significant fiber
- helps control blood sugar levels
- can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
- increases appetite control hormones
- lowers bad cholesterol
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
- helps to improve metabolism
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Raw Coconut Crystals:
- low glycemic (GI of 35)
- raw, vegan and gluten-free
- unrefined and unbleached
- contains 17 amino acids
- is an abundant source of minerals and broad spectrum B vitamins
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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