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vegan vanilla wafers in ceramic bowl

Vegan Vanilla Wafers

These vegan vanilla wafers are sweet, crisp, and infused with vanilla flavor and yet 100% egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Eat these vanilla cookies as a snack on their own, with drinks, or as part of desserts. Plus, this recipe can be made oil-free and nut-free – to suit even more dietary requirements!
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 40 cookies



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • First, prepare the flax eggs by combining 2 tbsp ground flax seeds with 5 tbsp water in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
  • Next, add all dry ingredients to a large bowl. Stir with a whisk until there are no lumps.
  • Add the wet ingredients and mix with a spatula (or process all ingredients in a food processor).
  • Scoop out about 1/2 tbsp of dough and roll it between your hands. Flatten it and place it on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat this step with the remaining dough. The recipe makes about 40 vanilla wafers.
  • Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the sides start to brown. Bake a few minutes longer if you prefer them crispier or shorter for tender cookies. Enjoy!


  • I recommend using metric measurements for this recipe for the best results. If the dough appears too wet, add more rice flour. And if it appears too dry, you can add a little bit more plant-based milk.
  • Flax eggs: You can also make chia eggs by whisking together 2 tbsp ground chia seeds and 5 tbsp water.
  • Rice flour: I used white rice flour but brown rice flour should work too. You can most likely also use a store-bought gluten-free flour blend instead of rice flour. Also, regular all-purpose flour should work fine instead of rice flour.
  • Almond flour: You can use ground nuts of choice instead of almond flour. Use ground hemp seeds for a nut-free version.
  • Coconut oil: If you want to make this recipe oil-free, try using cashew butter.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Vanilla Wafers
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 37 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.