My Favorite Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Dairy free oatmeal cookies are the best dessert to hit your vegan cookie jar!

Your soon-to-be favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies boast crispy edges, mouthwatering chewy centers and oozing melted vegan chocolate! No dairy.

closeup vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, one cookie perched on another

What makes for the very best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Nay, my favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Is it the crispy edges, the chewy interior, or the just-right amount of oats?

Maybe it’s the oat to chocolate chip ratio, or just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy, but not overwhelm? Or, perhaps it’s just the right amount of oil to create an indulgent vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, but not too much to leave your tummy hurting?

Well, today’s vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are truly my favorite for all of the above. Did I also mention today’s dairy free oatmeal cookies have no dairy in them? Heehee.

Take a break with me, check out all of the yummy vegan oatmeal cookie delights we have in store, and get your bake on. You ready? Let’s do it!

vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on parchment paper, overhead view my favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!
A little while ago, I shared my Best Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies. Y’all absolutely loved them, said they were truly the best ever… but you wanted me to lighten that recipe up a bit so you could EAT MORE.

So I reduced the oil, swapped it for a super secret ingredient (shhh… don’t tell anyone, there’s more on this later!), and created today’s perfectly chewy, perfectly crisped-edge oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that will soon be your favorite!

how to make vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies 

Learn how to make the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in just a few simple ‘n easy steps!


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a medium or large baking sheet with parchment paper.

whisk dry ingredients

Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl: rolled oats, oat flour, flaxseed, cinnamon and salt. Whisk all ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.

whisk wet ingredients

Add all the wet ingredients into a medium mixing bowl: coconut oil, almond butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar and vanilla. Whisk altogether until well mixed.


Combine the wet and the dry ingredients! Simply pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture, then stir and fold until well mixed. Fold in vegan chocolate chips and walnuts. Feel free to skip the walnuts if ya don’t like ‘em. 

scoop cookie dough

Using my favorite cookie scoop, scoop and drop balls of oatmeal cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Dot with vegan chocolate chips. Then, use a fork to flatten the cookies to as thick as you’d like them.

bake, cool and enjoy!

Bake for about 12 minutes, then cool and enjoy the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies ever!

Dairy free oatmeal cookies with melted chocolate chips and cookies in background

the secret ingredient for vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

What makes for best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies? Simply put, my secret ingredient: creamy almond butter. I’m always searching for the perfect way to cut down on oil and increase healthy, nutrient-rich ingredients. Cue the entrance music for almond butter.

Almond butter is a wonderful placeholder for coconut oil because it includes naturally occurring oil (ahem, almond oil), and adds a creamy, rich flavor to these vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

Tip: I wouldn’t recommend subbing the 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in this recipe with even more almond butter because that would make the oatmeal cookie dough stickier, thicker and decrease the beautiful spread of these vegan cookies while baking.

delightfully crispy edges, chewy centers & bursting with chocolate. my favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

closeup vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet

recommended tools for the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Here are my favorite tools to make my even favoriter (yep, I just did that) vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Click the link below to explore.

  • Vegan Chocolate Chips– These vegan chocolate chips are one of my absolute faves. They taste so milky, perfectly sweet and they melt beautifully. If you’re looking for a refined sugar-free chocolate, trying chopping up this paleo chocolate to use in place of vegan chocolate chips! 
  • Creamy Almond Butter– this almond butter is vegan and free from added ingredients. Also try making homemade almond butter to use in this recipe.
  • Medium Cookie Scoop– I’ve tried cookie scoops far and wide (and crappy). If I bought any more cookie scoops, I might need to start a factory.  These are by far the best, most durable and, well, scoopable of them all.
  • Ground FlaxseedCoconut Sugar | Coconut Oil: all three of these ingredient are staples in my vegan pantry. I use these ingredients in nearly all of my vegan dessert recipes!        

So, my fellow Cookie Fiends Friends, what do you think? Are you as pumped up as I am to make ALL the vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies?!? I’m so excited to head into the kitchen with you & whip up all these tasty vegan cookies for the ones we love (including ourselves)!! Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below—I absolutely love hearing from you. ‘Til the next kitchen adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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My Favorite Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!


Dairy free oatmeal cookies are the best dessert to hit your vegan cookie jar! Your soon-to-be favorite vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies boast crispy edges, mouthwatering chewy centers and oozing melted vegan chocolate! No dairy.



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned, rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients


Optional Toppings


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir and fold until well mixed. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts, if using.
  5. Using a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop and drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet—spaced evenly apart. Optionally, dot cookies with chocolate chips. Using a fork, flatten cookies to desired thickness. The cookies will crumble at the edges a bit after flattening—use your fingers to squish the edges back together.
  6. Bake for 10-14 minutes. Mine took 13 minutes. Place baking sheet on a cooling rack, allowing cookies to firm up for about 15 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, transfer cookies directly onto the cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Storing instructions below. Enjoy!

More Amazing Vegan Oatmeal Cookies


Where to Buy Ingredients: Coconut Sugar | Vegan Chocolate Chips or Refined Sugar Free Paleo Chocolate (make sure to chop before using) | Ground Flaxseed | try Homemade Oat Flour | Coconut Oil | Raw Walnuts

*If using homemade oat flour, make sure to sift the flour to remove coarse bits of oats that could result in crumbly, fall-apart cookies.

Storing Notes: Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks. I like using this set of reusable bags to store my cookies. For on-the-go, I like using these sandwich-sized snack bags.

Recommended Tools: Small or Medium Cookie Scoop | 4 Event Kitchen Timer | My Favorite Prep Bowls | Glass Mixing Bowls | Unbleached Parchment Paper

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, dairy free oatmeal cookies

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  1. These are my husbands new all time favorite cookie ever! Thanks for the great recipe. It’s the best vegan cookie recipe I’ve ever followed. I add cinnamon and nutmeg as well.

  2. These are soooo good! Everyone in my family loved them. I used half sunflower butter and half almond butter for a neutral taste, also added some unsweetened coconut, and a bit of extra salt. So yummy 🙂

  3. I really enjoy this fast easy recipe!
    I found the first batch a bit dry and a tad sweeter than I wanted so, I made a flax egg to add some moisture and I used 1 Tbsp of erythritol and 1 Tbsp of coconut sugar
    Thank you very much for sharing ☺️

    1. Two flax eggs proved to be too moist so…1 flax egg and 1 Tbsp of ground flax is going to be my next batch .

  4. Wow, wow, and wow!!! These cookies are phenomenal!! I am so impressed with your recipe!!! I made them for the first time tonight and they are excellent!!

    1. That’s awesome, Jaime!! I’m seriously beaming over your enthusiasm! Since this is my favorite vegan oatmeal cookie recipe, you know I’m especially pleased! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to let me know. Can’t wait to see what you try next!

  5. Can you use almond flour instead oat flour? Will I need to ash just anything if I do? Also, can I use store syrup vs. natural…it’s all I have.

    1. Hi Wendy! 1) Not sure… since it’s a small amount of oat flour, you might be able to get away with it, but I can guarantee ideal results. Also, try increasing the amount by 1-2 tablespoons. 2) I’m not sure what you mean by store syrup? Pancake syrup?

  6. This was my first recipe of yours and these are probably the best cookies I’ve ever made. One because they are so delicious and two it feels so good to have a healthier version. I’m so glad I found you and look forward to the next!! Thank you!!

    1. Hi Alison! Ooh, how exciting!! Thank you so much for your kind compliments & for your excitement. 🙂 <— This is what makes my job WORTH IT! Healthified treats, here we come! I can’t wait to see what you try next. Happy baking!

  7. These taste amazing! My only issue is they are a bit flaky. What do I need to add more of? I tripled the to send to my daughters and roommates for finals week.

      1. Made this for the second time today. I love that it’s so much healthier than my other go-to recipe for CCC and just as good! Thanks, Demeter!

    1. I am taking your lead and baking these cookies on my birthday. These cookies are definitely my favorite recipe now. I wanted to omit oil so I used pumpkin puree. I’m so happy to report that it works completely fine! The pumpkin is completely undetectable but I was going to be okay with it otherwise because I am a huge pumpkin monster! Thank you again for this wonderful recipe!