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Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Grain and Gluten Free)

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Every once in awhile, there is a food that we really miss from our pre-real food lifestyle. Like the kids’ desire for waffles. Or my love of Chinese food.

I’m not willing to throw healthy eating out the window just for the sake of a craving though, so I usually come up with a healthy alternative that we can enjoy. Chocolate chip cookies are the only dessert my husband likes, so I occasionally make these for him on birthdays or special occasions.

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

This easy recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and tastes very similar to traditional chocolate chip cookies, but without all the grains, refined sugars, and fake fats. They’re slightly crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.

For the flour, I use blanched almond flour. The blanching lowers the phytic acid content, but I still wouldn’t recommend these if you are working on healing your teeth.

Other than that, everything about this recipe is pretty straightforward. It can be easily doubled and the dough freezes well. I suggest rolling it into balls and freezing them individually on a parchment-lined baking sheet before putting them in a container in the freezer.

More Healthy(ish) Dessert Ideas

Alright, no matter how healthy the ingredients are, a dessert should still be treated as an occasional treat. That being said, these are some of our favorite desserts that I don’t feel at all bad about serving once in a while:

Here’s the full list my healthy dessert recipes for your baking/making pleasure!

almond flour chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Classic chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour. Slightly crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 149kcal
Author Katie Wells


24 cookies



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the softened butter or coconut oil (or a mix of both) and stir well by hand until mixed. It should form a thick dough that is hard to stir.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. This should make the dough easier to mix. If needed, add a teaspoon or two of milk or water to thin. Finished dough should be easy to form.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir by hand until incorporated.
  • Form the dough into tablespoon size balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are starting to brown. The centers will be somewhat soft, but they will firm up a bit as they cool.
  • Let cool at least 5 minutes and serve.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookies)
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Tip: You can make a double batch and freeze the dough for later use. Either freeze in a tub or roll into balls and freeze in a single-layer on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Once frozen store cookie dough balls in a bag or bucket in freezer until ready to use. 

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These chocolate chip cookies are grain free, gluten free and sugar optional. Easy to make and a great sub for regular chocolate chip cookies.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


140 responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Grain and Gluten Free)”

  1. Ann Avatar

    Does anyone know anything about using Tagatose as sweetner or baking? I can’t use the maple syrup or dates because of candida.

  2. Lisa Avatar

    5 stars
    Wow! These are amazing! My family loves them. I need to get the leftovers in the freezer before I eat them all! The only changes I made were to cream the butter ( I used 6 tbs butter and 2 tbs coconut oil, and a heaping tbs almond butter) and coconut sugar then I added the egg and vanilla. I also added 1/2 tsp baking powder in addition to the baking soda. It made 2 1/2 dozen. I can’t get over the amazing texture and flavor! Thanks so much!

  3. Michelle Avatar

    I just made these- they crumbled apart but were SO good!
    We used coconut palm sugar and I used 100% coconut oil (which was melted, so that may matter in the end result)

  4. Nadya Avatar

    The chocolate chips you have linked – I don’t see anywhere on amazon that they are organic.
    Hopefully, they are still fine, since at least one bag says “evaporated cane juice” – should not be GMO. The other picture shows “brown sugar” instead – can that be from GMO beets?


    Pack of six, 10-ounce bags (total of 60 ounces)
    Certified gluten free
    No wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish or shellfish also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites
    No trans fat or cholesterol, certified kosher, vegan – no preservatives, all natural
    Made in a dedicated nut- and gluten-free bakery
    Contains evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, and non-dairy cocoa butter
    Soy free, semi sweet chocolate chips

  5. Paula-Ann Avatar

    Wonderful recipe. I live in Australia and we can get organic rice malt syrup – it is fructose free and quite low on the glycemic index – I used this in place of sugar – they came out really well – my son loves them and they make a fantastic afternoon treat – will make this my go to recipe

  6. Toni Avatar

    5 stars
    Just made them – I used golden brown sugar. Grass fed butter. Pink himalayan sea salt. The works! I think they’re pretty good. They’re good alongside great coffee, but then again, what isn’t!?

  7. Vicky Avatar

    These are awesome. I omit vanilla because I never have any and use coconut cane sugar. They come out awesome!

  8. Linda Avatar

    Made these yesterday and they’ve already gone! They’re delicious :-). I used raisins in mine. Thanks for posting.

  9. Liz Wells Avatar
    Liz Wells

    5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I added walnut and subbed the sugar for maple syrup! Magic!! Thank you WellnessMama!

  10. Lin Avatar

    Looks delicious. I have some coconut oil left. Was wondering whether I should measure 1/2 cup coconut oil while it’s in solid form or liquid form? I think it’s probably the former since butter is measured softened not melted…but can you advise?

  11. Tsitsi Cherai Avatar
    Tsitsi Cherai

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  12. Alette Pena Avatar
    Alette Pena

    I make these all of the time and I LOVE THEM. Just wanted to comment that today I discovered that cream cheese spread on top like a bagel is really yummy too in case anyone else wants to try 🙂

  13. Kendra Schlunt Avatar
    Kendra Schlunt

    I’m so excited to try these, I’ve been hunting for a grain-free chocolate chip cookie for months! One question: It serves 6-8, but how many dozen does it come out to? I want to make these for a party & am trying to figure out if I should double the batch. Thank you and I love your site! 🙂

  14. L Yoder Avatar

    I substituted NewSweet for the cane sugar and even used flax seed for the eggs. Turned out great.

  15. Helen Avatar

    These were very well received in my house and my boyfriend has requested that I make again.

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