Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies via Queen of Quinoa (@alyssarimmer)

You asked for it on Facebook, so I decided I had to give it a whirl. A cookie that is not only gluten-free, but also vegan, nut-free and refined sugar-free! This Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie is the fourth recipe in a Week of Quinoa Christmas Cookies and my coworkers can attest – it’s a winner!

But first, let’s talk about what’s happening at my house right now. First, the boyfriend is in New York City for work, I’m still in the clothes I wore to yoga, there’s fresh bread baking, and, oh hey, I’m watching the Miss Universe pageant.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies via Queen of Quinoa (@alyssarimmer)

As the most beautiful women in the world are strutting their stuff on the runway in teeny-weeny bikinis, I’m writing about my love for cookies. Good thing these cookies are super healthy! No shame in my adoration of these Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies because they’re loaded with nutrients, protein and they’re totally delicious.

If you saw my post last night for Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies, than you know I’m a huge fan of chewy cookies. These are just that, chewy, vegan chocolate chip cookies. Melty chocolate chunks, a soft cakey texture, everything you want when you dream of a chocolate chip cookie.

Other recipes from a Week of Quinoa Christmas Cookies:

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 - 14 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon powdered stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons warm water, rested for 10 minutes)
  • 1/4 cup soy-free butter spread, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 dairy-free plain yogurt (I like Almande)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until fully combined. Add the flax egg, applesauce and yogurt and mix until creamy. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon the dough on the baking sheet, gently flattening with the back of metal spoon.
  5. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes, until browned but still soft to the touch.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes before serving.
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Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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2 Responses to Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Becky says:

    These sound lovely but my concern is the yogurt, where would I find it? Do you know if Whole Foods carries it? Thank you :)

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