These are the best Paleo chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour! This will be your new favorite healthy paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe. Your whole family will love these cookies and won’t even know that they sugar free, grain-free, gluten free, and dairy free.
Why This Recipe Is So Good:
These thick, bite-sized healthy chocolate chip cookies have a crispy texture on the outside with a chewy chocolatey inside.
These cookies are a healthy version of your favorite childhood chocolate chip cookies. You won’t even know they are made with clean ingredients, and you won’t feel guilty about eating. Even my teenage brother loved them!
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and low carb.
So easy to make! You don’t need a mixer, just a spoon and a bowl. Prep time is only 10 minutes!
Why Almond Flour?
Almond flour is a great substitute for processed, refined white flour and whole wheat flour. Get them out of your pantry and order this healthier flour.
The temperature of the coconut oil will affect the cookies. Make sure the coconut oil is softened, and not melted. If it accidentally melts, place it in the fridge until it is softened again.
I do not recommend omitting or subbing the almond flour for another flour, unless you have a nut allergy.
To substitute for almond butter, use any other drippy nut butter. Cashew butter may work well.
If you have a nut allergy, you can substitute it with other paleo flours. Check out this link on how to cook with other paleo flours.
What chocolate is paleo?
100% cocoa (or cacao) is acceptable on the diet: the majority of commercial chocolate contains some form of refined sugar. Your chocolate, therefore, needs to be made of fully unsweetened cacao paste. Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate is a good choice. If unsure, look at the ingredients (not the nutrients!): any type of added sugar or added fat will make it off-limits.
These are the best paleo chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour! This will be your new favorite healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe. Your whole family will love these cookies and won’t even know that they are refined sugar free, grain-free, gluten free, and dairy free.
1/4 cupcoconut oil, or (grass-fed butter) softened at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small ramekin, soften coconut oil by placing it in the microwave and set aside. In a medium-large baking bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, and date paste. Add in the creamy almond butter and cooled coconut oil and whisk again into other wet ingredients.
In another medium bowl, mix together almond flour, baking powder, and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into wet ingredients and mix until dough forms.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls using your hands, or a cookie scooper. Place cookie dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cookies are a golden brown color. Allow the cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle with sea salt and enjoy!