Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

(Gluten free or Vegan or both)

So, i’ve been diagnosed with a slight gluten intolerance. I eat vegan, although I don’t call myself vegan. Are you following? ok, good neither am I. So, where does this gluten thing leave me? Well gosh I just don’t know. Gluten= feeling crumby and gluten + eating vegan = too much thought into food for me, especially with my food past . So, for now, although I don’t like labels or diets ( I prefer eating for health) So avoiding gluten when I can and eating a mostly plant based diet is where it’s at for me, for now:() Fewsh!

Onto cookies. These are yummy and requested a lot in our household and I don’t mind one bit.


Not a chocolate fan? Add raisins. Not an oatmeal fan, eh maybe you can find something that wets your whistle next post.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan or Gluten free or both

(provides 12-14)

  1. 1 Cup gluten free all purpose flour
  2. 2 1/4 Cups Gluten free rolled oatmeal ( or regular oatmeal if gluten is of no concern)
  3. 1/2 tsp Xanthun gum
  4. 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  5. 1/8 tsp salt
  6. 8 Tbsp Earth Balance or 1 stick of butter ( room temperature)
  7. 3/4 Cup brown sugar
  8. 3/4 Cup granulated sugar
  9. 1 egg (or 1 flax egg)
  10. 3/4 tsp vanilla
  11. 1/2 cup chocolate chips (more or less depending on preference)

Preheat oven to good old 350 degrees. Mix flour, oats, xanthun gum, baking soda & salt

In a separate mixing bowl mix together butter and sugar until blended. Then add egg, vanilla and mix in chocolate chips.

spray cookie tray or use parchment paper & roll dough into cookie balls and bake 10-15 minutes ( or until the edges are just golden) I’ve learned you really don’t want to over bake these cookies.



I made these cookies on Sunday when my family had a dinner get together and they LOVED them. I of course only told them after they ate them that they were gluten free. I don’t mean to be sneaky but sometimes I just wait to speak up about what exactly is in my baking.

God Bless everyone! Yay for It being almost Friday<3

  1. I’ve been wanting to try being gf because I think I may have a small gluten intolerance as well! I try to avoid processed grains because I always feel heavy after eating them. But I completely agree, it takes so much time and thought to do this! I’m not vegan, I’m curious to see if my body would feel differently after a few weeks of veganism. I have alicia silverstones cookbook (she’s vegan!) and she explains in it how she felt more energized, her skin cleared up, and a bunch of other positive things that came with eating vegan. I’m really tempted to try going vegan!

    • Oh Kara! Yes Veganism Is such an amazing thing! I can’t tell people enough about it. You should do a week of it and see how you feel. I don’t think you will regret it:)
      As far as the gluten free, if you suspect it doesn’t agree with you, you can always be your very own investigator. If I go days without it and then have just a little bit I instantly get ahem…. BLoated. So I try to moderate it. Our bodies are so amazing how they can let us know what works and doesn’t. Good luck with whatever you try Kara!

  2. I like your food photography… will have to give the recipe a try one day 🙂

    • Hey thank you! Nothing compared to your photos! Your pictures are amazing!

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