Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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September 13, 2019
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September 13, 2019

Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m sharing a secret today: the recipe for these healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Made with whole, natural ingredients,

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Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m sharing a secret today: the recipe for these healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Made with whole, natural ingredients, this healthy chocolate chip cookie is gluten free, grain free, and refined sugar free. But it certainly doesn’t taste like it! The best part? These cookies are made in one bowl for easy baking and easy cleanup!

healthy chocolate chip cookie with bite taken out

Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Friday! I have literally been waiting MONTHS to share this recipe with you guys. These gluten free healthy chocolate chip cookies weren’t supposed to go live for another week on the blog, but today is your lucky day. Keeping them to myself was starting to feel downright selfish 🙂 Chewy, perfectly sweet, easy to make, and loaded with chocolate chips, you’re going to love this guilt free treat just as much as I do.

healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

Gluten free, paleo, keto friendly, refined sugar free…the list goes on, but most importantly these choco chip cookies taste just as good as the real thing.

gluten free chocolate chip cookies with crumbs, salt, and chocolate

When we set out to make a “healthy” chocolate chip cookie, we tried a variety of different approaches, but ultimately settled on this recipe made with wholesome, natural ingredients: almond butter, maple syrup, eggs (or flax eggs if you’re vegan!), almond flour, and dark chocolate. The result? A damn good healthy chocolate chip cookie.

healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out on parchment paper with crumbs

Tips for making the best healthy chocolate chip cookies:

Now let’s get into the nitty gritty. These almond butter chocolate chip cookies are a 1 bowl recipe, so don’t get nervous. I just have two small things you can do to ensure perfect cookies every single time.

  1. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature: I know I say this literally all the time and you guys are thinking we get it, Sofi, room temperature butter and roll your eyes. But it’s actually so important in this recipe because it uses melted coconut oil. Add a cold egg or straight from the fridge maple syrup to your mixture and you’ll be left with solid chunks of coconut oil in your healthy chocolate chip cookies. I know this because I did it myself, and I’ll be the first to tell you…it’s pretty sad.
  2. Don’t over bake your cookies: Once the edges of your cookies are golden brown and the center has puffed up, it’s time to take them out. The center should still be a little bit raw. In my opinion, there are few things worse than an over baked cookie. Just don’t do it.

45 degree angle shot of four chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack

How to store healthy chocolate chip cookies:

These cookies have a lot of moisture in them so you’ll want to keep them in one single layer, otherwise they’ll end up sticking together. You can store them in an airtight container, plastic bag, or covered plate at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 3 days! Better yet? Pop them in the freezer for up to 3 months!

chocolate chip cookie with egg shells, milk and more cookies

So if you’re looking for a healthy treat to whip up this weekend look no further. These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are calling, nay, SCREAMING your name.

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Healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 9 reviews

You would never believe that these chewy, delicious, chocolatey cookies are gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free and…healthy?

You would never believe that these chewy, delicious, chocolatey cookies are gluten free, vegan, refined sugar free and…healthy?

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes + 1 hour to chill
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes + 1 hour to chill
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes + 1 hour to chill
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 14 cookies 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  •  6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg (or flax egg if vegan!)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the almond butter, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until completely homogenous, about 1 minute. Add the almond meal, baking soda, and salt and stir until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  2. Place the cookie dough in the fridge for at least an hour, but up to 24 hours.
  3. When you’re ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out rounds, dropping them two inches apart (the cookies will spread). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes depending on your oven, taking them out when the edges are golden brown and the centers have puffed up.
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy with a glass of milk!

Keywords: easy, healthy, gluten free, paleo, keto, simple, homemade, chocolate, guilt free

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These 1 bowl, healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies are chewy, chocolatey and delicious. Better yet they're made with grain free, gluten free, and made with no refined sugar!

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  1. Hi Sofi,
    My cookies also did not spread and were very crumbly. I used almond flour not almond meal.
    I noticed someone else had this issue and you recommended a tablespoon of milk.
    If I don’t have milk couldn’t use coconut milk instead?
    Thank you

    • You could definitely use coconut milk! What kind of almond butter did you use? It’s possible that it was a drier butter.

    • Hi Ella! Unfortunately coconut flour is actually super super absorbent so you can’t swap it out cup for cup. You could try doing 1/2 of the amount of almond flour for coconut but I’ve never tried it so I’m not positive that it would work!

  2. Could we use coconut sugar instead of the maple syrup? If yes, how much do you suggest we put in? Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    • Hi Kiki! You definitely could but you may need to go down on the almond flour if your dough feels too dry as the maple syrup also add liquid! You can sub it out for the same amount of coconut sugar 🙂

  3. Hello, I really liked this recipe, and I figured out the calorie count for anyone interested.
    For 1x batch of 14 cookies, all together is 4250 calories, per cookie: 303 calories.