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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. Robin Medina Avatar
    Robin Medina

    Since changing my eating habits to non-dairy (except for certified coop-free, pasture grazing eggs) and grain-free, I have scoured several related sites looking for various recipes. Of the three cookie recipes I’ve tried, this one hit it outta da park!!!!!! Superb!!! My Husband loved these cookies. The only thing I changed was monkfruit for the sugar (you cannot tell the difference between the two items save the health factors of using the monkfruit, and it’s a 1:1 substitute!) Thank you for such a great recipe!!! ??

  2. cheryl raley Avatar
    cheryl raley

    1 star
    may I say that there must be a few ingredients missing because I was making these cookies and my batter was so dry yes we followed every step and got all of the ingredients also we had to scrap the whole thing its a waste of ingredients.

  3. Christine Avatar

    5 stars
    These cookies are amazing! I’m not even gluten-free and neither is anyone in my family, and people ASK for these cookies. They don’t even know or care that they are gluten-free – they’re that good!

  4. Victoria Avatar

    5 stars
    Oh Katie. These are sooo good. The kids loved them too. Super glad to find a healthier version of beloved snack. Thank you.

  5. Monica Avatar

    I just made these; I used honey, not the full amount, and not the full amount of coconut oil, which equaled to yum! They’re delish!

  6. Denise Avatar

    4 stars
    Just made these cookies. They are delicious. The cooking time is perfect! I used coconut oil instead of butter and used brown sugar Splenda (I know) but think I may use the coconut sugar next time as well. My husband was very impressed and ate 2. Thank you for sharing! It won’t let me push the 5 stars! I did 4 but the 5th would not light up. 5 star recipe!

  7. Maryam Avatar

    These chocolate chip cookies turned out to be delicious
    My whole family loved them

  8. ally Avatar

    5 stars
    i used half butter and half coconut oil. had to cook for 16 minutes, but they turned out fabulous!!!!

  9. Julie Avatar

    5 stars
    Very yummy!! Just made them and they were a hit. My favorite type of cookie, though a slightly different texture, but still warm and goey in the middle…perfect!! Thank you!

  10. Leslie Avatar

    Wellness Mama is xylitol a good sub for sugar? Do you use it? I am on a candida diet so they say use xylitol. I want to make these cookies.

      1. Leslie Avatar

        Thank you so much for your quick answer. What would you replace the xylitol with if you were on the candida diet. I love your website.

  11. Gretna Avatar

    I need to make 4 dozen cookies. Would doubling the recipe cover that?

  12. Colleen Avatar

    Is there a no nut grain alternative? I can’t eat nuts including almonds at the moment.

  13. Stacey Avatar

    Found them OK a bit mealy with the almond flower extra chewing required after cookie was gone :-/

  14. Ashley Avatar

    Super yummy and EASY! So many GF recipes take so many ingredients, not this one ? I did flatten them a bit to help bake evenly. Satisfied my craving for cookies!

  15. jennifer piwnicki Avatar
    jennifer piwnicki

    Has anyone tried this at high altitude (Denver)? Also, can you substitute brown rice flour?

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