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Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten-free, nut-free and egg-free cookies are perfect for school lunch boxes or grown up lunch bags!
Aug 31, 2022 | Joy McCarthy

These delicious chocolate chip cookies have a twist - strawberries! Honestly, I would never think to add fresh strawberries to a cookie recipe.

fresh strawberries

Muffins yes, but cookies!?! It just never occurred to me until Vienna came to me and said "Mommy let's make strawberry cookies!" So I followed her lead and wow, these came out great. This recipe is a keeper!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think you'll appreciate that these cookies have no eggs, nuts or gluten. I know from reading your comments that many of you appreciate egg-free recipes and with the kids back to school next week (at least in our neck of the woods), having an easy, super yummy cookie recipe that's school safe is always welcome! Am I right?

Ingredients for strawberry chocolate chip cookies

These cookies are...

  • 100% plant-based aka vegan (however, I'm not gonna lie, they'd be good with grass-fed butter or ghee if you decide to swap out the coconut oil, just sayin')
  • Gluten-free and fibre-rich from the oat flour
  • Nut-free, making them school-approved - yay!
  • Kid-friendly, developed by my favourite 6 year old
  • Nourishing and super yummy
  • Easy to whip up!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I've included substitutions should you decide to alter the sweetness. The key is to know your audience. If it's just for my immediate family, than I will put less maple syrup in. Your call!


If you're new to using oat flour, you can easily find it in the natural foods section of the grocery store. Having no luck with that? No problem. Place a few cups of raw oats into your food processor or blender and blitz until you have a flour texture. Measure out 2 1/2 cups of oat flour. You'll be like a pioneer! Well maybe not exactly like a pioneer would but you've got the tools, so you might as well use them. If you've got leftover oat flour, then you've gotta make these Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies.

These cookies are more chewy than crunchy and the hit of strawberries are such a nice surprise surrounded by the chocolate chips.

Feel free to increase the number of chocolate chips. I use the Lily's brand which are sweetened with stevia so I feel good that these cookies are not sugar bombs. Also, I use monkfruit more often in baking than coconut sugar nowadays because it's lower on the glycemic index and I love the flavour.

Here's the recipe. It makes 18 cookies. Watch how to make it on Instagram here.

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  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup* (see note about less maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped small
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oat flour, baking soda, baking powder and monkfruit or coconut sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, maple syrup (and water if using) and vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to large bowl with dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Finally, fold in strawberries and chocolate chips.
  6. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, place cookie dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  7. Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Once fully cooled store in a container in the fridge for up to a week or the freezer for up to 3 months.


Makes 18 cookies. *Cut the maple syrup in half and use 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup maple syrup instead.

strawberry Chocolate chip cookies

I would suggest putting them in the fridge once they've fully cooled since they contain fresh strawberries but they'll be totally fine in your lunch bag, or your child's lunchbox. They freeze really well too!

Be sure to tag me on instagram if you make them. I always love seeing your creations!

Joy xo


Whittney   •   September 2, 2022

I can’t wait to try these! Can you please share what Monkfruit sugar you like? I’m looking online and many options seem to have erythritol or other things added… thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   September 2, 2022

Melissa Potvin   •   September 5, 2022

Joy you did it again! Loved by all my 3 kids so these are a win and going in the binder (yes I have so many of your recipes that I have a binder haha) never stop creating ❤️ So delicious and free of all the things!

Joy McCarthy   •   September 5, 2022

Love   •   September 9, 2022

Hi! I just made these, but they did not at all hold their shape, instead they spread all over the cookie sheet into one giant cookie!

Joy McCarthy   •   September 9, 2022

Debbie Kaminski   •   September 23, 2022

REAL monk fruit on is $20 for a 2 ounce bag. It is truly healthy. Other monk fruit has more carbs up to 8 grans, and sugar alcohol (8 grams) (what even is that?) so I would opt for date sugar due to it being less carbs than coconut sugar. Do you have any reservations on using date sugar vs other sugar replacements for this yummy strawberry chocolate chip cookie recipe? My lil grand will absolutely LOVE this one! THANKS for all your yummy recipes and healthy living tips!


Mary M.   •   September 27, 2022

Hi joy! They taste delicious …but when stirring the dough it was so dry I had to hand mix in strawberries and chocolate. Strawberries moistened it a little but in the end turned out sooo dry like eating peanut butter lol is something missing or did I under cook should they be cooked till there crispy? I baked 15 minutes

Joy McCarthy   •   September 28, 2022

Mary M.   •   October 22, 2022

Pretty sure I did but I’ll try again and let you know


Sabrina   •   July 4, 2023

These look fabulous! Just wondering if I could use frozen strawberries...would they get mushy ya think?!

Joy McCarthy   •   July 4, 2023

Sue   •   July 29, 2023

Just made these and am shocked at how good they are!! I used store bought oat flour and used the full amount of maple syrup (next time I'll use slightly less). She doesn't refer to them as vegan but I believe they are. Will definitely make again. I would be curious to try them with blueberries or chopped apples as well. So nice to have a simple, healthy, gluten free cookie recipe.

Joy McCarthy   •   August 1, 2023

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