Mini Chocolate Chip Snack Cookies (Vegan and High Fiber)

A healthy little chocolate chip cookie that’s perfect for toddler snacks or lunch box treats. These Mini Chocolate Chip Snack Cookies are made in one bowl. They are nut-free, whole grain, and packed with nutritious ingredients like high-protein hemp seeds. The bite-sized cookies are vegan (dairy-free and egg-free) and easy to make gluten free too. Tiny cookies are so cute and kid-friendly, but you can also take this same recipe and make delicious regular-sized cookies as well.

Kids in the Kitchen:

  • Measure: To make the baking process a little less stressful with young kids, measure some of the ingredients before you invite your little one over to help. Make sure to demonstrate how to make a measuring spoon “full and flat” by scraping the top with a straight finger so you don’t get too much or too little of the ingredient.
  • Mix: Take turns stirring everything together!
  • Top: Making small, uniform balls of cookie dough might be a little challenging for younger kids, but a good task for older ones. Kids of any age can help by placing a few chocolate chips on top of each ball of dough

Subs and Tips for making Mini Chocolate Chip Snack Cookies:

  • Hemp seeds? Also know as hemp “hearts”, these little seeds are not as crunchy as most seeds and blend really well into anything. They are a nutritious powerhouse, adding lots of fiber, Omegas, and protein to any dish. For a simple way to use them, sprinkle them inside a PB&J sandwich.
  • Gluten free: Use your favorite gluten-free flour blend (such as Bob’s Red Mill) to make this recipe completely gluten free.
  • Oil: I like to use a melted refined coconut oil for this recipe because I think it tastes the best. However, you can use any oil or melted butter with good results. Just make sure you don’t use an oil that has a strong flavor.
  • Sweetener: You can replace the maple syrup with honey if you’d prefer (just make sure not to serve to babies under 1). I like to use coconut sugar in this recipe but regular granulated sugar will work well too.
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Mini Chocolate Chips Snack Cookies

Nutritious little cookies great for toddler and kid snacks. Vegan and fiber packed.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 mini cookies


  • 1/3 cup neutral (flavorless) oil or melted butter avocado, vegetable, or melted coconut oil*
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce any mashed fruit or puree works here
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt omit if using salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking (instant) oats see note for sub
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp whole wheat, all-purpose, or gluten-free flour
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax seed (flax meal) or an extra tablespoon of flour
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds (hemp hearts) or any very finely chopped nuts or seeds
  • 3 Tbsp mini chocolate chips, divided


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper or spray lightly with oil/non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix oil, maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, and coconut sugar. Add the remaining ingredients, including only 2 tablespoons of the mini chocolate chips (the other tablespoon with be reserved to place on top of the cookies). Mix until everything in the bowl is combined.
  • Use a teaspoon to make small balls of the dough then place them on the baking sheet. Top each ball of dough with a few mini chocolate chips then press down lightly to flatten the cookie.
  • Bake until lightly golden around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool then store in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.


  • *I like the flavor (or lack of flavor) of refined coconut oil best in this recipe, but any of the oil/butter options above will work well.
  • If you only have regular rolled oats, place them in a food processor or blender and pulse until they are broken down into smaller bits then measure a 1/2 cup.
  • You can leave out the chocolate chips or replace them with any cookie additions you like (just make sure the mix-ins are small enough to fit into the mini cookies).
Keyword cookies, healthy dessert, healthy kids snack, heathy toddler food


Great for Lunch Boxes and Snacks!!

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Other Snack Recipes To Try:

Sweet Potato Snack Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Snack Cake

Banana Protein Muffins (with lentils!)

Carrot-Apple Snack Cake








  1. Megan on February 1, 2022 at 7:38 am

    5 stars
    These were a hit with my two girls!
    We couldn’t find hemp hearts so substituted for chopped almonds which worked well!

    Thanks for the recipe

    • Heather on February 2, 2022 at 11:43 am

      Hi Megan! So glad you all loved the cookies. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. 🙂 Heather

  2. Jenna on February 6, 2022 at 11:19 am

    5 stars
    Wow! These are delicious!! Super quick to make, little mess/easy clean up and my little loves helping me make these!

    • Heather on February 7, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Hi Jenna, That’s so awesome to hear, especially that you made them together. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. 🙂 Heather

  3. Chelsea on August 16, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    5 stars
    These were a huge hit for my 3 kiddos! My 2 year old helped make them while his siblings were at school and they came home to a great surprise and snack :). He loved measuring the ingredients and stirring them and then topping with extra chocolate chips (and sneaking a few to eat!) They came together super easily and baked up nice and soft. Will definitely to be making again and sharing with all my momma friends. Thank you for another great recipe!

    • Heather on August 24, 2022 at 11:13 am

      Hi Chelsea! I’m so happy to hear that the cookies were a hit. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for sharing the recipe with friends. 🙂 Heather

  4. Lolly on April 17, 2023 at 9:26 am

    5 stars
    My son loved making these. Super tasty and an easy recipe to follow. Thanks!

    • Heather on April 19, 2023 at 12:26 pm

      Hi! That’s wonderful to hear. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. 🙂 Heather

  5. Courtney on May 22, 2023 at 12:45 am

    Did i add wrong or are these cookies 0.6 grams of fiber each? Id hardly consider that “high fiber”

    • Heather on May 22, 2023 at 12:46 pm

      Hi Courtney! Well, they are very tiny little cookies. I guess technically I should have labeled them as “higher fiber” because the point is that they are much higher in fiber than regular cookies made with white flour since they are made from whole wheat flour, oats, and seeds.

  6. Ksz on July 25, 2023 at 1:44 pm

    5 stars
    I have tried countless other recipes But This is probably the best healthy cookie recipe I have come across! Both my 3yo and 2 yo are cookie addicts and they gobbled these up. Happy kids and happy mom!

    • Heather on July 26, 2023 at 11:34 am

      Hi! Thanks wonderful to hear. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! 🙂 Heather

  7. Sharaya on February 16, 2024 at 7:05 pm

    5 stars
    These are so good! I bake with my daycare kids once a week and we loved this recipe!

    • Heather on February 20, 2024 at 12:13 pm

      That’s great to hear! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. 🙂 Heather

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