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stack of gluten free chocolate chia cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chia Cookies

  • Author: Regan Jones, RD
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A healthy treat made with simple ingredients, these Chocolate Chia Cookies make the perfect morning snack!


  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk, semisweeet or dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Combine water and flax in a small bowl; let stand until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, oil, egg, and applesauce to a large bowl; mix until combined. Add flax mixture, and stir until combined.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, chia seeds, and cocoa in a medium bowl. Add dry ingredients to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon cookie dough out onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Bake until lightly browned (centers will be soft), 10 to 13 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly on pan; transfer cookies to wire cooling rack to cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Keywords: Gluten Free Chocolate Chia Cookies