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10 Delicious and Simple Plant-Based Recipes For Gluten-Free Cookies

Written by Ali Donahue
10 Delicious and Simple Plant-Based Recipes For Gluten-Free Cookies

Finding delicious cookies that are not only whole food plant-based, but also gluten-free, can sometimes feel like you're searching for a unicorn. If they're plant-based they're usually not gluten-free, and if there's no gluten then they're probably full of added oils and sugar to make up for it. 

If you thought adopting a plant-based, gluten-free diet would mean having to say goodbye to your favorite treats though this round-up of healthy, plant-based AND gluten-free cookies will make your day!

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10 Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Gluten-Free Cookies

1. Oil-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies


Image and Recipe from Power Hungry 

    No cookie round-up would be complete without the king of cookies — the chocolate chip wonder! These mouth-watering cookies are oil and gluten-free, crunchy at the edges and soft in the middle.

    2. Healthy Chocolate Banana Oat Cookies 

    banana oat cookies

    Image and Recipe from Power Hungry

    When it comes to simple plant-based recipes, it doesn't get much easier than these healthy banana oat cookies. They're low in sugar and with 56 calories per cookie, perfect if you're following a plant-based diet for weight loss, too!

    3. Vegan Breakfast Cookies

    breakfast cookies

    Image and Recipe from The Vegan 8 

    Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! Start your day the right way, with these nutritious breakfast cookies. The pumpkin pie spice gives them a warmth that will brighten up your mornings and their natural sweetness makes you feel like you're indulging. 

    4. White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies 

    macadamia nut cookies

    Image and Recipe from Veggiekins

    These heavenly white chocolate macadamia cookies are oil-free, gluten-free, and refined-sugar-free, but they definitely do not lack flavor. Trust me on this one!

    5. Chocolate Tahini Cookies 

    chocolate cookies

    Image and Recipe from Veggiekins 

    Chocolate and tahini is the combiniation you didn't know you needed in your life, but seriously you do! Case in point: these mouth-watering cookies will make you wonder how you lived until today without it.

    6. Peanut Butter and Jam Thumbprint Cookies 


    Image and Recipe from Vegan Richa

    Is there a more classic flavor combination than peanut butter and jam? The PB&J lovers in your house will go nuts over these vegan thumbprint cookies

    7. Tahini Oatmeal Cookies 

    tahini oatmeal

    Image and Recipe from Vegan Richa

    Another tahini recipe because, as it turns out, it's delicious with fiber-rich oats, too. Whip up these comforting tahini oatmeal cookies and enjoy them for breakfast, snack, or as a dipping friend to your tea or coffee. Another win for simple plant-based recipes!

    8. Pistachio Cookies 

    pistachio cookies

    Image and Recipe from Unconventional Baker

    Pistachio isn't just for ice cream — add them to cookies! The Mediterranean aromas of sweet pistachios and almond extract make these vegan cookies unbelievably comforting and perfect for holiday baking.

    9. Brownie Peppermint Cookies 

    peppermint cookies

    Image and Recipe from This Healthy Kitchen 

    These peppermint brownie cookies are perfect; they are nutty, chocolatey, indulgent, and taste like Christmas. Did you know a brownie and cookie hybrid is called a brookie? You learn something new every day! 

    10. Whole-Food Plant-Based Oatmeal Raisin Cookies 

    whole food plant based oatmeal raisin

    Image and Recipe from Mamasezz 

    I love when simple plant-based recipes give a classic treat a healthy spin and these WFPB oatmeal raisin cookies do exactly that! This recipe is packed full of nutrients and fiber, and perfect for breakfast or snack time. 




    Rafaela Michailidou is a Vegan Lifestyle Coach, and a freelance health and wellness content writer, with a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

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