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15 Min. Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Tahini (Gluten Free)

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This recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies produces cookies that are downright addictive, and they couldn't be easier to make! As a bonus, they are gluten-free, as they are made with oats, and they have no oils and no sugar added.

It makes me feel soo good to indulge in a scrumptious dessert that has minimal ingredients and isn't loaded with toxins and other potentially harmful ingredients. I am convinced you don't need a ton of bells and whistles, just the right accompaniments, to do the trick when it comes to better eating.

Yes, these cookies are a dessert, but they also provide antioxidants and other nutritious benefits of oats, dark chocolate, tahini, maple syrup, cinnamon and walnuts.

And you definitely won't be able to eat just one! I first created and tested this recipe when I could not find an old recipe I had for similar cookies that my husband, quite honestly, didn't really like. I had no baking powder or flour on hand thanks to the Coronavirus quarantine, but still wanted to give us a sweet after-dinner treat, so I considered this to be a creative experiment.

As such, when I first crafted this recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies, I warned my husband that he probably wouldn't like these cookies, but he tested them out and remarked, "These are actually pretty good!" He then proceeded to have another...

I refined my original recipe one more time because we wanted them to be a bit chewier and less crumbly than the first batch (hence, the flax egg).

We were thrilled with the results. Tahini just makes everything better, doesn't it?! I got my husband's seal of approval, and these are now our go-to cookies.

This was surprisingly the easiest recipe creation process I have had! And the preparation is also as easy as it gets. Let's get to it.

Best Ingredient Recommendations

Amazon's Choice

Amazon's Choice

  • Enjoy Life chocolate chips: Our favorite dairy-free chocolate brand. It's neither too bitter nor too sweet. It's just perfect!
  • Soom tahini: A popular women-owned small business based near me in Philadelphia and the choice tahini of James Beard's best restaurant in the country a few years ago.
  • Bob's Red Mill flax meal: A trusted brand with which you can't go wrong.

How to Make 15 Minute Gluten Free and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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15 Min. Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies w/ Tahini (Gluten Free)

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These 15-minute vegan chocolate chip cookies are downright addictive, and they couldn't be easier to make! As a bonus, they are gluten-free, as they are made with oats, and they have no oils and no sugar added.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax meal + 3 tablespoons water)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¾ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  2. Make the flax egg by mixing the flax meal with the water in a small bowl. Set it aside.
  3. Mix well in a larger bowl the tahini, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. (It's important to mix these ingredients before the next ingredients!)
  4. Add the flax egg.
  5. Add the oats.
  6. Then add the chocolate chips and walnuts. Stir well to combine.
  7. Dampen your hands, and scoop 1.5 to 2 tablespoons and form cookie shapes (not balls, as these cookies will not flatten out any more in the oven).
  8. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top of each cookie.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes.
  10. Let them cool, and eat and enjoy!

Notes

  • I prefer the Soom brand of tahini, which is a women-owned Philly-based company, and is the brand used by my favorite James Beard award-winning chef.
  • I like the Enjoy Life brand of vegan chocolate chips, which are neither too bitter nor too sweet.
  • All of the above ingredients are *usually* gluten-free, but you should check the Ingredients labels of the products you are using if you must eat gluten-free. And, if you have a nut allergy, you can omit the nuts.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g

I hope this 15-minute recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies becomes a staple in your home as it has in mine.

And if you like easy vegan dessert recipes like this one, check out my recipes for:


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