Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies (With Oats)

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies (With Oats)
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You’ll be glad you tried out this gluten free double chocolate cookies recipe. These cookies are addictively soft and chewy as well as healthy.

You’ll forget they’re gluten-free, as they have the consistency and flavor of any other cookie. Even those who aren’t on a gluten free diet will enjoy them.

These cookies are made from oat flour and actual oats, which is a combo you simply can’t beat! They’re also perfect for a healthy breakfast treat as well as dessert. Or basically anytime.

Quinoa Flakes: A Healthy Substitute For Oats

If you don’t want to use oats for this recipe, you may want to consider using quinoa flakes. Quinoa flakes have a very similar profile to oats, and are also naturally gluten free.

In addition, they’re full of antioxidants and also fiber. If you use quinoa flakes instead, I would love to know how it works out for you.

*Make Sure Your Oats and Chocolate Chips are Truly Gluten Free*

Mostly all of the ingredients needed for this recipe are naturally gluten free. Oats are usually gluten free naturally, as well. But do make sure that it states this on the package.

This is because some companies allow their oats to come in contact with other grains that do contain gluten. In addition, make sure that the chocolate chips that you use are gluten free also.

Most manufacturers list this on their product packaging nowadays. The reason for you to check, is because some ingredients that are in the chocolate chips may contain gluten.

The goal is for these cookies to not contain any traces of gluten, for those who need to avoid it.

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients needed

The dry ingredients needed to make these gluten free double chocolate cookies includes:

  • Oat flour – one of my favorite flours to use in my baking recipes because it’s healthy. In addition, it works well in a lot of baking recipes. My favorite oat flour brand to use is by Arrowhead Mills. It’s high quality and organic.
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Cocoa powder – is naturally fat free and widely used in many baked goods and desserts.
  • Quick cooking oats – I usually use rolled oats when baking, but I felt that the smaller texture of the quick-cooking oats would work better in these cookies.
  • Ground flaxseed (optional) – I can’t begin to tell you how much I love adding this to many of my recipes. It’s super good for you (contains omega 3s) and you can’t even taste it at all in the final product.
  • Light brown sugar or Coconut Sugar – while creating this recipe; I wavered on whether to use regular cane sugar or light brown sugar. In the end I chose the brown sugar, and it worked perfectly in the cookies.
  • Mini chocolate chips (dairy-free or regular) – I just prefer the smaller size, but I’m sure regular chocolate chips would also work.

Wet ingredients needed

  • A little melted butter (dairy-free or regular) – I try not to use a lot of butter or oil in my recipes in order to keep them healthy.
  • Unsweetened Applesauce – Most of the time in my recipes, I use unsweetened applesauce in place of an unhealthy amount of fats such as oil and butter.
  • Milk – I usually use dairy free milk when baking. It’s not that I’m vegan, but I respect most aspects of the vegan diet. You can also use regular milk if you prefer.

This gluten free double chocolate cookies recipe is so easy to make, you only need one bowl; and they bake for only 10-12 minutes. Last but not least, they’re absolutely yummy.

More Chocolate Cookie Recipes For You to Try

I hope you and your family enjoy these cookie recipes as much as I and my family do. Do leave any feedback or comments in the comments section below. Thank you and God bless!

gluten free double chocolate cookies

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies

The most yummy and healthy gluten free double chocolate cookies! And wait till you see how soft they are.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 13 cookies
Calories 112.28 kcal


  • 1 cup oat flour make sure it’s gluten free/or use regular for non gluten-free
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tsp ground flaxseed *optional*
  • 4 1/2 tbsp light brown sugar or coconut sugar can be substituted
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips or 2 tbsp regular, if that’s what you have on hand
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup and 3 tsp dairy-free or regular milk


  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly in large bowl.
    *If you need to, using your hands may help to incorporate the ingredients together more easily..*
  • Form into 13 medium-sized cookies and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Press down slightly on the tops.
    Top with more chocolate chips if desired..
  • Bake for 11 minutes at 350 degrees.
Keyword chocolate, cookies, healthy, oats

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