My FAVORITE chocolate chip cookie recipe. These cookies are soft sweet, and loaded with melty chocolate chips! They’re gluten free, fruit sweetened, and made with just 5 ingredients.
Happy day after thanksgiving, friends! I hope you all had a fun day with loved ones and ate plenty of amazing vegan food. I’ve found that as time goes on, the longer your’e vegan the easier, and more joyful thanksgiving can be. But I know that especially if you’re a new vegan, Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday, so I’m sending you lots of love and hugs if you had a tough day. I hope that you feel encouraged and hopeful, and know that the world is changing, and that you’re making such a big difference by choosing not to eat animals.
Now that thanksgiving is over, you know what time it is…
THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I could explain in words just how much I love Christmas time, but I wouldn’t be able to do it justice. So instead, let’s talk about vegan chocolate chip cookies. I’ve made several different variations of chocolate chip cookies for the blog, including this soft batch style cookie that I’m still obsessed with. The only down side to that recipe is that a lot of you don’t have buckwheat flour or are hesitant to buy it just for one recipe, which I get (but also it’s WORTH IT for those cookies, trust me).
Anyway, I had yet to come up with a recipe for classic, go to, vegan chocolate chip cookies. Being that Christmas is the time for all things cookie related, I knew this had to be my first cookie recipe of the holiday season, and I am SO excited to share them with you!
These vegan chocolate chip cookies come together really fast in just 1 bowl, and you only need 5 healthy ingredients: almond flour, date sugar, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, and vegan chocolate chips.
You’ll start by mixing the almond flour and date sugar. I just use a fork, or you can use a sifter, to break up any lumps. Both are prone to clumping, so make sure you break up any big chunks before measuring, and break up the little ones as you mix. Using all almond flour gives the cookies a lovely soft, supple texture. The date sugar provides the best brown sugar-like sweetness. It’s all natural sweetness, and full of antioxidants from the dates.
Next, add the applesauce and vanilla extract. The applesauce gives the cookies softness and moisture, and vanilla is essential in any good chocolate chip cookie.
Finally, fold in the vegan chocolate chips. If you can’t find unsweetened chips at your grocery, just get an unsweetened chocolate bar and chop it into chunks. Bake the cookies for 20 minutes, then prepare yourself for vegan chocoalte chip cookie bliss.
I’m so, so, SO freaking happy I finally have a go to recipe for vegan chocolate chip cookies. The fact that they’re made with 5 simple, healthy, easy to find ingredients is just a plus! These are absolutely divine straight from the oven, or of course, dunked in a glass of nondairy milk. They’re soft, sweet, chewy on the outside, and just gooey enough on the inside. The perfect addition to your cookie tray this Christmas!
And, obviously, to Santa’s plate on Christmas eve.
Have a happy, healthy week!
If you try this recipe, let me know how it goes/what you think! Take a picture and tag me @beamingbanana on Instagram. Happy baking!