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Chocolate and Pomegranate Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)

  • Author: Raquel Smith
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies 1x


A delicious and hearty cookie recipe with chocolate chips, pomegranate seeds, and plenty of rolled oats. Gluten-free and vegan, these are the perfect cookies for everyone!


  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 5 Tbsp water
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 cup vegan granulated sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds (see de-seeding instructions above!)


  1. Turn the oven or a countertop convection toaster oven on to 350F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment, a Silpat type silicone liner, or grease well.
  2. Combine the ground flax seed and the water in a small bowl to make a flax egg, and set aside to thicken.
  3. Mix the flours, xanthan gum, baking powder and soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
  4. Melt the coconut, then add to a large bowl with the sugars. Whisk until well combined, then add the almond milk, vanilla, and flax seed mixture and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
  5. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir with a large spoon until evenly distributed. Add the pomegranate seeds and gently fold them into the batter.
  6. Drop the batter in large 2 Tbsp mounds onto the parchment-covered baking sheet spaced 2 inches apart. Flatten the top gently, then bake for 12-13 minutes, until just barely starting to turn golden on the underside. Let cool for a couple minutes on the pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack and start the next batch, if necessary. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods

Keywords: chocolate chips, pomegranate, oatmeal, cookies, vegan, gluten-free