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stack of 4 oil-free vegan chocolate chip cookies on a glass plate

Oil-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, grain-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 14
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


With 1 bowl and 5 minutes prep, you can crank out a batch of these mouthwatering oil-free chocolate chip cookies! Vegan, grain-free & gluten-free, they are crunchy at the edges and soft at the center. YUM!




  1. Preheat oven to 325F (160C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the nut or seed butter, coconut sugar, water, lemon juice and vanilla, stirring until blended and smooth.
  3. Add the sunflower seed flour and baking powder to the bowl; stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon measure, scoop out tablespoon portions of cookie dough. Roll each portion into a ball and place 2 to 3 inches (5 to 7.5 cm) apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. With fingertips or palm, flatten each cookie into a round cookie shape about 1/4 inch thick (the cookies do not spread much as they bake). If desired, add a few sprinkles of sea salt flakes.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 14 minutes until golden brown and edges have a few cracks (the centers will still appear slightly underdone).
  7. Cool the cookies completely on the baking sheet before removing (they continue to bake–carryover heat–on the baking sheet; also, they can fall apart if moved while still warm).


Storage: Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nut butter and seed butter options: consider using peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or seed butters, such as my DIY pepita butter or sunflower seed butter. Note: If using sunflower seed butter, add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to prevent the greening effect that can occur with sunflower seeds.

Flour options: An equal amount (1/4 cup) of chickpea flour or oat flour can be used in place of the sunflower seed flour. 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of coconut flour can also be used. If you do not need the cookies to be gluten-free or grain-free, 1/4 cup of whole wheat, spelt, or all-purpose flour can be used.

Coconut sugar options: An equal amount of brown sugar or natural cane sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 122
  • Sugar: 10.4 g
  • Sodium: 63.8 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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