Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Coconut Oil


My most-requested dessert, even over my normal chocolate chip recipe. Delicious and chewy cookies for those with certain dietary restrictions. Something to consider is that banana is the egg substitute and the taste is noticeable. Blue Bonnet® light margarine does not contain trace amounts of whey or lactose. Trader Joe's® semi-sweet chocolate chips are on PETA's list of recommended vegan chocolate.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 dozen cookies


  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup vegan margarine (such as Blue Bonnet® light)

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 banana, mashed

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons hot water

  • 3 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour

  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum

  • 1 ½ cups vegan semisweet chocolate chips (such as Trader Joe's®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Cream brown sugar, margarine, and white sugar together in a bowl. Add mashed banana and vanilla extract.

  3. Combine baking soda and hot water in a small bowl; add to sugar mixture and stir in salt. Add flour slowly, 1 cup at a time, incorporating xanthan gum at the same time. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine. Drop by large spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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