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. 馃槈

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

Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Egg-free, dairy-free, grain-free chocolate chip cookies that taste absolutely amazing!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies



  • 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 12Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 7g
Author: Julia
Course: Desserts & Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour, almond flour chocolate chip cookies, flaxseed, healthier chocolate chip cookies, healthy cookie recipe, low sugar cookies, paleo chocolate chip cookies
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Umm….check out that ooey gooey chocolate goodness! I definitely see more than zero chocolate chips…but, I would rather be tasting them than peepin’ them! These. Are. Ace. Pinned!

    1. Thanks for calming my feelings about Zero Chocolate Chip syndrome. I was having some serious anxiety for a hot minute 馃槈 Let’s get inappropriate with the cookies, mmkay? mmkay.

    1. They’re the bombdotcom. I bet your family would love them like whoa – just be sure you make them in volume, because let’s face it: there are never enough cookies to go around.

  2. I’m pinning for Stephie and I’m hungry. Maybe this isn’t such a good idea this morning. I’m making some next week. Well, maybe the following week, and eating them all by myself.

    1. Awwww…I bet you can’t wait until you’re back on normal foods. I wish you a speedy recovery, Momma! I’ll bake a batch when I’m there next month 馃榾 xoxo

  3. No fair if you didn’t bring any to share with the class! Almond flour is my favorite kind of GF deliciousness and for some reason, I love flax. These are basically the cookies my dreams are made of. And lets get real, dreams are definitely made of cookies.

  4. Ummm, I swear you were totally reading my mind….I have been craaaaving chocolate chip cookies in a huge way! Pumped to have a go to gluten free version under my belt.

  5. Feast, indeed! Now I want all the cookies for breakfast.

    Her book sounds like a real gem! The quiche and the artichokes…mmmm.

    1. It’s such a great book. I love that everything is healthful and straight-forward. No weird ingredients, and nothing but the goodness. 馃榾

  6. If I get into baking, I would definitely go with your recipes because I also live at high altitude. Your experience will take a lot of the work out of it for me. 馃檪

  7. Ju, I just bought almond flour and I was thinking what to do with that??!! Glad you post this recipe today! Love these cookies. Have to try it 馃槈

  8. These look amazing! … I’m slowly trying to cut the gluten for some health reasons, so I will totally check out this book! … Any tips on cutting gluten?… I’ve always been so addicted to anything with flour from bread to pasta and pastries…it’s hard learning to cook with different flours… Anyways these sound delicious! Pinned 馃槈

  9. Chocolate chip cookies are my all-time fav!! I love this healthified chocolate chipper. I am so making these right now, and I am not going to think twice about having two or three or four or five cookies right away!!

  10. Rarely do I have everything at hand to make a gluten free baked good but I’m super excited because for once, I do! Yay! These look so good!

  11. They look delicious! One question, though. Would you say they make a good rival for traditional chocolate chip cookies? By traditional, I mean “white flour, butter, brown sugar/white sugar cookies”, with a chewy/gooey texture. I’ve tried several times to alter the traditional recipe to be healthier, but they all have spread out too much/been too crispy and fragile. Thanks!

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

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

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

  15. 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!