Vegan Gluten Free ‘Nutella’ Cookies

Hey loves! I teamed up with Thrive Market to share with you some of my favorite gluten free recipes and these chocolate chip cookies certainly top the list! I loving call these healthy nutella cookies because I made them with both chocolate chips and slivers of hazelnut – two of the main flavors in the beloved nutella spread. However, these delicious cookies are actually vegan (dairy free), sugar free AND gluten free, which make them pretty darn magical on the spectrum of sweet treats! Whip them up for yourself at home and let me know what you think! Tag us on your posts @cassandrabodzak, @thrivemkt and #eatwithintention!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Heaven Cookies
Yield: 18 to 24 cookies
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

1 ½ cups gluten-free oat bran
½ cup hazelnuts, chopped
½ cup vegan chocolate chips
2 tablespoon of cashew butter
2 tablespoon of flax oil or coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 flax “eggs”
1 large ripe banana

For one “flax egg”
1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
3 tablespoons water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients together into a large bowl, mixing thoroughly until batter thickens and is completely moistened. Place 1 1/2-inch balls of batter 1 inch apart on baking sheet and lightly press down on each with your palm.

Bake 7 to 10 minutes, until golden on the outside edges. Allow to cool, then enjoy with a glass of almond milk.