These Vanilla Bean Wafers are a tribute to the classic “Nilla Wafers” cookies you may have eaten as a child. They are a bit heartier than the original but they are way healthier!
Vanilla Bean Wafers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
- 3/4 Cup Millet Flour – packed – leveled
- 1/4 Cup Oat Flour – packed – leveled
- 1/4 Cup White Rice Flour – packed – leveled
- 2 Tablespoon Tapioca Flour – packed – leveled
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Chia Seeds – leveled
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1/4 Cup + 3 Tablespoons Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Vanilla Bean – scrape out the seeds
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
- In a large bowl, mix together all the flours, chia, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a food processor with metal blade or stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, sugar, maple syrup, vanilla bean and vanilla extract until well incorporated.
- Add the flour mixture and mix together. Scrape down the sides at least once.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a half ounce ice cream scoop, scoop up the dough and level it flat and release the scoop onto the parchment.
- Flatten to about a 2-inch diameter and repair any cracks on the sides.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
- When finished baking transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.
You will want to make all the cookies once you make the dough. The chia seeds will continue to expand and will change the texture.