Homemade Vanilla Wafers | Copycat Nilla Wafers (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Allergy-Free)

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A classic, crispy, vanilla cookie! This Homemade Vanilla Wafers recipe is a copycat of Nabisco’s famous Nilla Wafers! These wafer-style cookies are gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, sugar-free, and only 6 ingredients! A nostalgic snack or dessert with a healthy update!




  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sweetener, and baking powder, whisk together.
  3. Add in the prepared egg replacment, vanilla, and cubed butter. Mix and knead the dough with your hands until the butter is fully combined with the flour.
  4. Scoop 1 teaspoon sized balls of dough out and make 45 evenly spaced out cookies on a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet(s).
  5. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden brown.
  6. Remove and let cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an air tight container for at least 2 weeks.


* I use MELT Organic brand allergy-free butter.

** You can also use unsweetened applesauce in place of butter. You won’t get the iconic buttery taste, but it works in a pinch!


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