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The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Nut-Free)

These amazing Vegan + Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with sunflower and/or pumpkin seeds for a delightful texture, flavor, and added nutrition! No almond flour is to be found in this healthy cookie recipe that is fun, easy to make, nut-free and perfectly chewy, too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Sweets, Vegan
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 cup unsalted sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or a blend
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon acacia fiber or psyllium husk powder optional, see tips section above
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips of choice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  • In a food processor or blender add the seeds. Blend until a coarse flour-like powder forms.
  • Pour the seed flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and optional cinnamon + acacia/psyllium. Stir to combine.
  • Pour maple syrup and oil into flour mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Roll into approximately 16 golfball sized rounds. Place each round on the parchement paper lined cookies sheet. Flatten each round with the palms of your hands.
  • Bake for 13 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown and all is turning golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.
  • Enjoy!



Please see the TIPS section above in the post for valuable information.
Looking for seed-free cookies? Check out these Gluten-Free Vegan Sorghum Flour Cookies.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 647mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g