Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies recipes create a delicious treat! This healthy cookie recipe combines favorite ingredients like peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chips to make a perfect, tender eggless cookie every time! This thick and chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe is the best. Gluten-free flour can be substituted to make these into gluten-free cookies.

Several vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sit next to a bowl of oats, with more cookies cooling on a wire rack behind it.
This is the best vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe!

There may be fifty ways to leave your lover, according to Paul Simon, but there’s at least fifty thousand ways to make a chocolate chip cookie.

Seriously. And I don’t know about you, but I love the variety. That’s why I had to find a way to make these easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies vegan.

Why You’ll Love Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

When I first set out to make these homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I had only one thing in mind: oatmeal. There’s a nice, wholesome flavor that comes from adding oatmeal to cookies and I thought doing that with chocolate chips would make a good cookie.

How to Make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here are the steps to make the best vegan chocolate chip oatmeal cookies:

Step One: Cream the Butter and Sugars

Looking down on a mixing bowl full of cookie dough batter.

Use a mixer to cream together the vegan butter and sugars for 1 – 2 minutes. Then add the peanut butter and beat some more until light and fluffy. Here’s my favorite article explaining why it’s important to whip vegan butter with sugar when making cookies.

Add the vanilla, ground flaxseed, cornstarch and water and use the mixer to combine it all. These are eggless oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the ground flaxseed and cornstarch are serving as the egg replacer.

Step Two: Combine Dry Ingredients

A glass bowl holds flour and oatmeal mixture for cookies.

Either scoot the wet ingredients to one side of the bowl (to make these into one-bowl cookies) or in a separate bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Step Three: Create the Batter

A mixing bowl holds oatmeal cookie dough with a cookie dough scoop in it.

Add the flour mixture in with the butter mixture and stir to combine. Add chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries. Stir to combine to create the finished chocolate chips oatmeal dough.

Step Four: Drop and Bake

Use a cookie scooper to drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough about 2 inches apart on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 9 – 10 minutes in a preheated oven.

Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for about 1 minute on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Expert Tips and Tricks

Use these tips and tricks to make these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies no eggs perfect every time:

  • This recipe calls for vegan butter. That’s one way to make oat cookies vegan! I used Earth Balance buttery sticks.
  • Use softened butter, by leaving the butter out on the counter about 30 minutes before baking
  • I prefer using creamy peanut butter (not the natural kind that has to be stirred) for these vegan oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
  • Use gluten-free flour to make vegan gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
  • To make vegan pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, substitute 1/4 cup pumpkin puree for the starchy flax egg
  • Is it possible to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies without eggs? Absolutely! This recipe uses a “flax egg”. See the recipe below.
  • Substitute golden raisins instead of the dried cranberries to make oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookies
  • You can add a pinch of cinnamon for some variety
  • Try some chopped pecans instead of walnuts
  • See my Dairy-free Chocolate Chip Guide for information on where to purchase a vegan chocolate chip package

You can really be adventurous with these vegan oatmeal choc chip cookies. We like serving them with some vanilla-flavored soy milk, but you could use almond milk too. Or they’re good straight from the pan…just make sure you give them some time to cool off a bit.

Several vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies sit next to a glass of plant-based milk, with more cookies cooling on a wire rack behind it.

The mixture of the chocolate, oatmeal, and dried cranberries (I call them craisins), makes this one of the best vegan chocolate oatmeal cookies ever!

Love Vegan Cookies?

If you’re into soft vegan cookies, check these out:

Of course, don’t forget these easy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies too!

Several vegan oatmeal cookies sit next to a glass of plant-based milk.
Serve vegan oatmeal cookie recipes with a tall glass of almond milk!

Well, that’s all there is with this lovely recipe for Dairy free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Enjoy these Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies as an afternoon snack. They're crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside with lots of chocolate chips and craisins.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

These Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies taste just like the classic recipe, but with oatmeal and dried cranberries for extra savor the flavor goodness!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 32 Cookies
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Namely Marly


  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegan butter 1 stick, softened
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 starchy flax egg 1 T ground flax, 1 T cornstarch, 3 T water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries


  • Heat your oven to 350F.
  • Combine the sugars, vegan butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Use a mixer or beat by hand until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the starry flax egg and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  • Move the wet ingredients to one side and in the other side of the bowl combine the oatmeal, flour and baking soda. Stir together. Then stir the whole bowl, stirring until combined.
  • Add the chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries. Stir to combine.
  • Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. (I like to add additional chocolate chips and walnut pieces to the top of each cookie ball). Bake for 9 – 10 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely (although these cookies are very nice warm).

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Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Whatever cookie you’re dipping in you almond milk, enjoy!

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3 Responses to Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. They sound awesome. I would like to try making them with stevia. It’s the only sweetener I will use. I don’t trust the others. Trying to cut down as much as I can on calories. I’ve lost 30 pounds in 11 weeks. I can enjoy recipes like this on skinny fiber. Thank you so much for the awesome recipes .


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