Oatmeal Chocolate chip glutenfree Cookies. with a secret ingredient. vegan

First, Thank you all for all the support! I crossed 700 likes on my facebook page! yay. thank you for all the love to the Tiramisu pancakes.. which came about out of the happy memories of some happy events, celebrated with decadent Tiramisu in my prevegan days. I could make the whole dessert vegan too, but this came about as a quicker, and healthier idea! yay for some special breakfast!
I had to start experimenting with gluten free desert baking some day.. I made a gf quick bread, which was decent.. with breads and cakes you have to get a hang of the ratios, the new types of flours, xanthan or guar gum and such. Cookies are a bit simpler, they do not necessarily need binding gum.
These cookies came out fabulous! and dont taste much different than the regular oatmeal and wheat flour cookies! I added some puffed rice/rice krispies to the cookies to make them a bit more porous and crunchy. Brilliant idea… dont u think. You can tweak the recipe to make your own! and I hope you all like it.
Ingredients: makes 8-10 cookies
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats ground.
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum (optional. I’ve made these without the gum and they comes out fine)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup puffed rice (murmura in hindi. cheap at an indian store)
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 3 Tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon flaxmeal
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or other spices of choice
  1. In a bowl, mix the flaxmeal in 2 Tablespoons hot water and keep for 2 minutes.
  2. Add in 2 tablespoons hot water, coconut oil and canola oil and mix so the coconut oil melts a bit. (or melt the coconut oil separately and add)
  3. Add in the sugar, agave, spices, salt and lemon juice and mix well for 2 minutes using hand or electric mixer( I dont use the electric one, since the mixture doesnt need much fluffing up)
  4. Grind the 2/3 cup oats along with baking powder and guar gum, or use 1/2 cup oat flour and mix in the baking powder and guar gum powder. Add to wet mix.
  5. Coarsely grind the puffed rice/rice krispies, with just a few pulses to break the rice into smaller pieces. Add this to wet mix as well.
  6. Add the whole oats and chocolate chips and mix well to combine.
  7. Drop spoonfulls on parchment lined baking sheet. press down with oiled hand or spoon and shape a bit.
  8. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 12-14 minutes. Cool on rack and enjoy!
On another note, please do send a prayer our way.. this week has been a taxing one with young and fit near and dear ones falling under the c word.. now on their long road to recovery.
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  1. says

    Now you’ll just be a gluten for punishment. Yuk Yuk! Great cookies and from an experiment no less. Big congrats on 700 likes!!! Well deserved. Yay!

  2. says

    your cookies look like they turned out really well, gf and all!

    and i’m sorry to hear that the past few days have been a difficult few… sending warm wishes of wellness & happiness to you and yours. xo.

  3. says

    Thank you CraftyEarthMama!

    Thanks Gigi.. i saw a couple of gf cookies and decided to try my version!

    Thanks for the wishes Jess. Things are getting better already.. hoping that they continue on the positive path.

  4. says

    richa- i love these cookies! the addition of puffed rice makes so much sense and i’m sure adds a great texture.

    i’ll be thinking of your near and dear <3 here’s to hoping for the best 😉

  5. says

    Oh Richa, you better believe prayers are being sent your way!! I’m so sorry to hear of this–sometimes it just feels so unfair with news like this. Sending out all my love, best wishes, and good thoughts… xoxo

    P.S. On a side note: those cookies really do look amazing! :)

  6. says

    Thank you Caitlin. yes the puffed rice makes the cookies lighter and chewier. its fun. Thank you for the warm wishes.

    Thank you for the wishes Cara. cooking and blogging is keeping me distracted, else i would be a bunch of nerves.

  7. says

    Thanks Yuri and Junia. Junia, i am trying to use as less processed as possible. #cleaneating!

    Thanks Hannah. i hope you like these!

    Thank you Aarthi.

    Thanks Susmitha and Raji. murmura worked so well with the cookies. made them a bit light.

    Thank you Raji for the warm wishes. all thoughts and prayers do help.

  8. says

    I daresay these will be my weekend cookie this week! They look fantastic, and a great way for me to use that puffed rice! 😉

    Thanks for submitting to WW this week. I’ll send wishes for good energy your way–so sorry to hear about the illnesses.

  9. says

    Thanks Ricki.. i have tons of puffed rice to use up. thanks you for the warm wishes.. things are going towards a positive direction.. and they should continue that way.

    Thanks Swathi.

  10. Anonymous says

    Hi Richa,
    These cookies look so good!! But I don’t have puffed rice..can I make it at home? thank you.

    • says

      Hi, sorry the comment went to spam. You can replace the puffed with more oats. Puffed rice or rice krispies cannot be made at home unfortunately.

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