Everyone will love these vegan, gluten free almond butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They’re so soft, chewy, and filled with chocolate!
What’s your favorite type of cookie? I always go back and forth between chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. But when you’re in the mood for BOTH, it’s time to make these almond butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
These cookies are a major crowd pleaser. They’re soft and chewy, chocolatey, and contain good-for-you ingredients. And your friends with dietary restrictions can enjoy them too, because they are vegan and gluten free!
What’s in these cookies?
These cookies contain lots of nutrient dense ingredients which you may have in your pantry! Here are the main ingredients:
Gluten free old-fashioned rolled oats
Healthier ingredient swaps
These cookies use some unconventional baking ingredients to make them healthier and filled with more nutrients than traditional cookies.
Swapped white flour for oat flour and oats: Oats and oat flour have more fiber than refined white flour. Oats are also a good source of many vitamins and minerals.
Swapped butter for almond butter: Instead of butter, which is mostly saturated fat, we use heart-healthy almond butter as the fat source in these cookies. Almond butter contains monounsaturated fat, protein, a little fiber, and some minerals.
Swapped flax “egg” for eggs: To make these almond butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies vegan, we made flax eggs to replace regular eggs. To make a flax egg, simply stir together 1 tbsp flax meal with 3 tbsp warm water and let it sit to turn into a gel for about 5 minutes.