Allergen-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by | Updated: May 15th, 2018

In planning a kid’s birthday party, baking for a school fundraiser or even just packing lunches, you’ve become much more conscientious of common food allergies. Peanuts and gluten may be the worst offenders (and the ones you hear about the most), but there are a few other common allergens that could turn a simple chocolate chip treat into a complete cookie monster.  That’s why this recipe aims to please all sensitivities, intolerances and taste buds by leaving out dairy, eggs, soy, gluten and – the most important – peanuts.

Sunflower Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips


½ cup creamy sunflower seed butter
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
3 Tbsp. oat flour
3 Tbsp. mini vegan chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. xanthan gum (optional, but it makes cookies less crumbly)
1/8 tsp. sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, add sugar, flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and sea salt. Whisk until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together sunflower seed butter, applesauce and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Press down to flatten cookies.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden and slightly crisp around the edges.
  7. Once baked, allow the cookies to rest on the hot pan for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Let the masses grab and grub!

My Eclectic Kitchen is a collection of recipes that celebrates plant-based and gluten-free whole foods. Creator of My Eclectic Kitchen, Chef Yvonne Ardestani, develops healthy alternatives to the normally not-so-healthy foods, and converts recipes into vegan and gluten-free recipes using techniques learned in culinary school and in professional restaurants. All of her recipes are vegan, refined sugar-, gluten-, soy- and dairy-free, and, best of all, devoid of refined ingredients. Chef Yvonne is a classically trained French chef, former restaurant cook under Chefs Suzanne Goin and Breanne Varela, and now a wellness chef. Yvonne’s family, friends, and subscribers are convinced that eating this way reaps numerous health benefits and that it is absolutely possible to eat deliciously vegan! Yvonne is very passionate about and dedicated to promoting a healthier lifestyle, nutrition, helping the environment, and protecting animals from cruelty while still eating deliciously.