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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies – Geek Turned Athlete

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week has been a crazy one! After my workout slump for two weeks after my marathon, this was the week to get my butt in gear, and it has hurt oh so good. The week ended with a little get together at one of my friend’s houses. I have a Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe at the end! Happy Foodie Friday!

The craziness started right away!



Don’t worry, vegan month is still going strong. My zucchini…


Tossing some pine nuts…


Time for bonding with Sadie…


Need to relight the grill for s’mores. Beer and fire are never a good combination.


We were laughing at these guys all night!


Grill is lit finally again. Time to relax!


I hope everyone had a great end to a hectic week!

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies



  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1 cup Bob Mills Gluten-Free Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. xantham gum (this will help the cookie rise b/c of the lack of eggs and gluten)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate chopped or vegan semi-sweet morsels


Preheat the oven to 350F. Mix the wet ingredients together in a bowl, and mix all the dry ingredients together in another larger bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix. Roll into 1/2 inch balls and press into a greased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Wait to cool before trying to take off baking sheet!! If you don’t, the cookie will literally fall apart. and you will want to cry. You can wait 5 minutes for them to cool. Be patient! ¬†Enjoy!


A special good luck to all these peeps doing the St. George Utah Ironman and to anyone else racing!!

And running marathons and half marathons!

On the training docket this weekend:

Sat: run 5 miles, swim

Sun: run 7 miles, swim

How did you kick back tonight?

{ 12 comments… add one }

  • tasha - the clean eating mama May 1, 2010, 8:04 am

    Almond meal – YES!!! I have a freezer full and I was waiting to find a recipe! The cookies look wonderful! =)

  • Erica May 1, 2010, 8:43 am

    Looks like quite a party :) The cookies are perfect! Hooray for almond flour- I’ve never used it, but have always wanted to give it a go. Enjoy the running & swimming this weekend.

  • Amy May 1, 2010, 2:45 pm

    Well, I didn’t quite kick back tonight, but I had fun working Family BINGO night at the Youth Center. Woohoo!
    There’s another cookie I found on a blog that’s gluten free and delicious. I can’t find the recipe in my book, but you’ll probably find it if you enter “super charge me cookies”. Yum, yum, yum.
    Happy weekend,
    P.S. Love the Florida sweatshirt.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet May 1, 2010, 2:48 pm

    How adorable is Sadie?! Those cookies sound really good. I bet my husband would like them if I didn’t tell him they’re vegan!

  • Heather (Where's the Beach) May 1, 2010, 4:01 pm

    Those cookies look great. Looks like a great evening!

  • Kelly at Local Foodie Fight May 1, 2010, 6:12 pm

    Those cookies look awesome! I am going to bookmark this for later. I have more free time now to cook on the weekends! =)

  • Gracie May 2, 2010, 2:51 am

    Those cookies look GREAT! I absolutely love using almond flour – it has such a great consistency and is surprisingly flavorful. I have some in the fridge just waiting to be used….maybe some baking is in order for this week :)

  • Claire May 2, 2010, 7:20 am

    These cookies look amazing and I am starting a gluten free week next week (and I am vegan). Perfect!

  • Lisa May 2, 2010, 7:15 pm

    Grilled food is the best! I think today is going to be my “kick back and relax day”.

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries May 2, 2010, 8:01 pm

    Grilled zucchini is the best!

  • Katherine May 3, 2010, 1:10 am

    this may be an obvious question, but is beer vegan? I can’t think why it wouldn’t be but just wanted to be sure!

    • Nicole May 3, 2010, 7:17 am

      I think it depends on the beer since some companies do use animal products in their brewing process. Good question.


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