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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies made dairy-free and refined sugar-free with coconut oil and coconut sugar. A healthier gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!

Lookit these lumps.

Paleo Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies made with almond flour and flax seed - refined sugar-free, dairy-free, egg-free healthy chocolate chip cookies


I’ve been on the prowl for THE perfect gluten-free almond flour chocolate chip cookie recipe for many moons, and I daresay, I have found it!

In my opinion, there’s absolutely nothing that compares to a fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie.  

Thanks to Nicole Morrissey from Prevention RD and her newly released cookbook, Prevention RD’s Cooking and Baking with Almond Flour, I am back on the cookie-dough-for-dinner freight train.

Just get a load of the cookie details: These cookies are made with almond flour and coconut oil – no gluten, no butter.

While the original recipe calls for brown sugar, I replaced it with coconut sugar and the cookies still turned out great.

Basically this means we have a dairy-free, gluten-free, naturally sweetened, healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe with a nice little omega kick.

Which by my calculations can only mean one thing: feast.

It’s time to eat the doughs for dinner.

Just kidding. 😉

Be sure to check out Nicole’s cookbook and in the meantime, make this recipe in triplicate.

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Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Egg-free, dairy-free, grain-free chocolate chip cookies that taste absolutely amazing!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time14 minutes
Course: Desserts & Treats
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Julia



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, flaxseed, salt, and coconut sugar (the dry ingredients) and stir.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla extract, and coconut oil (the wet ingredients).
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry and stir well.
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  • Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet and form cookies with your hands - these cookies aren't like regular ones where they spread out - they keep their form going in the oven.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes, or until cookies feel firm when poked and have browned around the edges (see note below).


I bake live at high elevation, so it took my cookies 12 minutes to bake. If you live at lower elevation, 7 to 9 minutes in the oven should work just fine.
*Replace the coconut sugar with regular brown sugar if you'd like.


Serving: 1of 12 | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g
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Tuesday 26th of August 2014

I just got Nicole's book in ebook format and am SO excited to play around with it! I guess I know what I'll be making this weekend...

And girl, I prefer those huge, large and in charge chips!

Thalia @ butter and brioche

Monday 25th of August 2014

there is nothing better than a home baked chocolate chip cookie.. i am definitely craving a bite of one right now!

taylor @ greens & chocolate

Thursday 21st of August 2014

YESYESYESYES! Cannot wait to make these as soon as I get my hands on some coconut sugar!

Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Thursday 21st of August 2014

Almond flour is my fave! It adds such a good texture to cookies. I am so going to try this recipe.

Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating

Thursday 21st of August 2014

These look so good! I love making chocolate chip cookies with almond meal!

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