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November 21, 2022

Healthy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

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.

Rows of almond flour chocolate chip cookies on top of parchment

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!
Rows of chocolate chip cookies on parchement paper

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.

Almond flour is:

  • very nutritious, much more so than wheat and white flour.
  • better for your blood sugar than wheat flour
  • gluten-free (I highly recommend staying away from gluten, even if you don’t have celiac disease or wheat intolerance.)
  • lower carb
  • rich in vitamin E, and magnesium

The best chocolate chip cookies = high quality ingredients

Wet ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

Rows of almond flour chocolate chip cookies on top of parchment paper on a sheet pan

Directions

These chewy chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and healthy! They use date paste as a natural sweetener, are dairy free, and use almond flour instead of processed and refined white/wheat flour.

Step 1: Mix Wet Ingredients

Wet ingredients in glass bowl with gold fork

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients

In the same bowl, mix together almond flour, baking powder, and chocolate chips. Mix until dough forms.

Note: Do not pack almond flour into measuring cup.

Dry ingredients mixed with wet ingredients in glass bowl

Step 3: Roll Dough

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. The darker the cookie gets, the crispier it will be.

Let cookies cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Tips and Variations

  • For vegan chocolate chip cookies: simply use a flax egg instead of a real egg.
  • Make sure to use creamy almond butter that is runny.
  • 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.

FAQ

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.

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Best Paleo Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Paleo, Gluten-Free)


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2226 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

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.


Ingredients

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Wet ingredients:

Dry ingredients:


Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. In another medium bowl, mix together almond flour, baking powder, and chocolate chips. Pour mixture into wet ingredients and mix until dough forms.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

Notes

Tip! If chocolate chips are sticking to the dough, due to the coconut oil, mold them with your hands.

Almond butter: make sure almond butter is runny, and drippy. Look for oil sitting on top of the almond butter when it’s in the jar.

Coconut oil: if your coconut oil becomes too melted, put it in the fridge to soften for 5-15 minutes, or until it is like softened butter.

Storage: Store in an airtight container or the fridge for up to one week.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 84
  • Sugar: 3.4g
  • Sodium: 18mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.9g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg

Keywords: healthy, paleo, gluten free

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