Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free oat flour– if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ½ cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons warm water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Add-ins

  • ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips

Optional Topping

  • 2–3 tablespoons vegan chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients: oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients: pumpkin, coconut sugar, maple syrup, coconut oil, flax egg and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed, and no flour patches remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, evenly spaced apart. Cookies will spread just a bit; if you don’t flatten them, you’ll get very round, domed cookies. Optionally, dot with chocolate chips—this will help if you choose to flatten the cookies (the dough is sticky). If desired: using a fork, flatten the cookies to desired thickness.
  6. Bake for 12-16 minutes. Mine took 14 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the sheet for about 12 minutes (on a cooling rack). Then, transfer cookies directly onto a cooling rack to cool completely before storing. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

Author: https://beamingbaker.com/gluten-free-vegan-pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-healthy/