No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies — Gluten Free and Vegan!

No bake cookies are fun to make and contain some really great ingredients.  Calling them cookies is almost a misnomer as they are as nutritious as they are good — and Gluten Free Vegan too!

Our featured No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies is from Cara’s Cravings.  The recipe also received an award for “Heart Healthy for 2013” in honor of American Heart Month.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 18-20 cookies

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free plain oats
  • 10 tablespoons ground chia seeds*
  • 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy, all natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut flour, such as PB2 (protein powder or cocoa powder would probably work too)


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together oats, ground chia seeds, and chocolate chips.
  3. In a small food processor, blend together the peanut butter, honey, almond milk and peanut flour until smooth. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients in the bowl and mix well with a spoon or spatula.
  4. Using a medium cookie scoop, drop balls of the cookie dough onto the parchment. Moisten fingertips and press down lightly on cookies. Refrigerate for several hours, then transfer to an air-tight container and keep refrigerated.

What a wonderful mix of ingredients!  Options would include adding raisins or other dried fruit in place of the chocolate chips (or in addition to!).

Cara also suggests protein powder or cocoa powder for the peanut powder!

If you like this recipe, please share with your friends!



  1. Comment by susan:

    this sounds great! what could i use to sub honey? (vegan…i’m thinking agave might be too sweet).

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