BEST Oil-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

BEST Oil-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


Cookies are a man’s best friend, a woman’s worst enemy and a dog’s most desired dropped-food.

Here in the plant based vegan world, only 2 of those hold true. Can you guess which one gets eliminated? If you guessed the second one, you’d be correct! Vegan cookies are a woman’s least enemy. In terms of fearing that one batch of “chips ahoy” will make you gain 10 pounds, these oil-free vegan chocolate chip cookies will never feed that fear. I’m not suggesting if you eat a whole batch yourself every day that you won’t gain some weight, but I am saying these will not harm your body the way non-vegan cookies can.

I have honestly eaten an entire batch of these cookies, both after baking them and once before I could even roll the dough out into cookie balls😩 LOL. I have not suffered nearly the consequences as I had upon eating cookie after cookie when they were made with eggs, dairy, and other animal products. A bloated belly was the only short-term discomfort, but waking up with the same energy as usual and a belly flatter than the day before, gives me all the reason to convince and persuade you into making your cookies without all the junk too!

I have been searching for years for a recipe that is first of all, delicious; secondly, made with simple, cheap ingredients; and third, a recipe easy enough I don’t have to think hard when I’m turning into a ravenous cookie monster!😄

Here’s my list of requirements I have when it comes to homemade cookies:

super soft and moist
just as chewy the next day
chocolaty but not too chocolaty
sweet but can’t taste every morsel of sugar
the cookie dough is almost too good to bake

Those aren’t listed based on importance… the last one is almost my most essential necessity. This recipe is my perfect combination based on a bunch of other recipes I’ve experimented with through the years. It meets all the requirements listed, even though the 2nd requirement is nearly impossible to test😄!

I’ve tried lowering the sugar, trying other naturally sweet ingredients and I seem to keep coming back to this combination here. If you desire less processed sugar, try adding in dates.

Cookies are great for:

dipping in milk
making new friends
watching netflix with

You can eat half the batch or the whole thing, you will be free of judgement and of harmful ingredients.

Serve these with non-dairy milk, there’s no better way!



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Serves ~16

The BEST Oil-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

A healthier version of the most popular cookie around! Whip these balls of sweetness up in no time at all!

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour (different flours will produce different outcomes)
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Crystal salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a small dish, mix flax seeds with water and set to the side for 5 minutes to make the flax "egg"
  3. In a separate bowl mix the flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder and salt
  4. Add in slowly the vanilla, maple syrup, flax "egg" and milk until well combined
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips
  6. Roll in tbsp sized balls and place them on non-stick baking mats and flatten them out a little with your palm
  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes (8 usually does the trick for me - they will be very soft when they first come out, but will harden up a little)
  8. Enjoy!

P.S. If you can manage to not eat these all the first day, wrap them up with a slice of bread and they’ll be softer the next day!

1653 Calories: 76% of those are carbohydrates (310 g); 6% protein (24 g); 18% fat (35 g)
These macros are according to Cronometer

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make any recipes!! @bananaxbro

24 thoughts on “BEST Oil-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Omg these are to die for! By far the BEST oil free vegan chocolate chip cookies I've ever made! I couldn't eat just one!!! Great recipe👌🏼❤️
    1. You put the BIGGEST smile on my face, Nicole!!! That literally means the world to me... sorry for my late response girl. Much love ❤️❤️❤️
  2. Thanks to you I can have my favorite food without guilt👍They are delicious and I love the soft chewy texture. My dough however was runny and spread out. I used Bob's gluten free all purpose flour. The taste was great but I wish mine looked as beautiful as yours. Any tips?
    1. Guilt free woo-hoo☺️! You know I'll be honest I haven't updated this recipe since I myself have gone gluten free a few weeks ago, so I'm thinking it's the flour. Because when I make them now with oat or rice flour, I have to add in up to 1/2 cup more flour for them to be a good enough consistency to bake, and then I have to bake them for a few minutes longer, about 5-8. I will be adding a gluten free version onto my site in the near future!! I hope that helps a bit and thank you so much for trying these out❤️!
    1. Good catch, Cathy thank you. I edited the recipe to include when to add in the flax "egg" and chocolate chips. Peace and love xox
  3. Do you need to grind the flax seeds first? That's the only way I've ever made a flax egg. Also, if you do grind first is the measurement for the ground flax or the flax seeds because after grinding there's a lot more. Thanks!
    1. You're thinking 3 steps ahead of me and I love it!! To be honest, I've used both whole and milled flax... staying at about 1 tbsp for both and I haven't seemed to have much problem. They always come out delicious! I hope that helps :) <3
    1. This comment made me the happiest girl EVER!!! I am SO stoked to hear this, thank you for sharing I appreciate that a lot <3 :D !!
  4. These were so good. I used whole wheat flour and subbed honey for the maple syrup (yeah I know its not vegan) cause that's what I had. Even my picky kids ate them and they loved them! These spread like cookies with oil do and even have a chewy texture when cooled that I prefer rather than the oily traditional cookie. This will be a keeper for me!
    1. Thanks for letting me know what you think, I sincerely appreciate that!! And hey, whatever works best for you, I'm just glad you found a recipe you can turn to from now on!! So happy you shared with me!! <3
  5. I haven't made these yet, but what is the purpose of the maple syrup besides flavour/sweetness? Is it a mandatory ingredient?
    1. Besides sweetness, I like the texture it brings to the cookies. Since I'm not using any oil, it helps blend all the ingredients together and help make them moldable for baking! Just my personal experience :)
  6. Hi! My batter was really dry. Not sure what happened and I used all purpose flour. I massaged them with the warmth of my hands until they stick and they didn't spread much - only rose. But I think I get the texture. Thank you for the recipe :)
    1. Hi there!! Thanks for your feedback, it is appreciated! I have found that different flours produce different results. I can make this exact recipe with 4 different flours and it turns out 4 different ways haha. I'm no baking expert to be honest, but I've found I just have to play around with the flour a little, adding or subtracting depending on which kind I use! Oat flour works fantastic, but you need to use a little more than this recipe calls for. Hope that helps, would love to hear from you again! :) <3
  7. Omg!!! These are by far the most delicious cookies I have made since becoming a healthy vegan. Used whole wheat pastry flour and coconut sugar... BAM! Husband loved these. Thank you!!!
    1. I loooove that!!! I'm so happy and thrilled, for both you and the husband!! Thank you for sharing which flour and sugar you use, appreciate knowing that!! Thank you!! <3 xoxo

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