These vegan and gluten-free walnut chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy and made with a healthy amount of walnuts. They’re also made with oats and oat flour, making them 100% whole grain! (minus the gluten)

Prep Time: 29 min  ~  Cook Time: 10 min  ~  Ready in: 39 min

Yield: 32 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (220 grams) walnuts
  • 1½ cups (138 grams) oat flour (use certified gluten-free oat flour, if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) coconut oil, room temperature
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons (175 grams) raw sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ cup (120 milliliters) milk of choice (but not canned coconut milk, as it's too thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1¾ cups (161 grams) rolled oats (use certified gluten-free oats, if necessary)
  • ½ cup (55 grams) chopped walnuts
  • ¾ cup (128 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips (use dairy-free / vegan chocolate, if necessary)

Directions

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