People are often doubtful as to how tasty a cookie can really be, without non-paleo ingredients like grains, gluten, dairy, and refined sugars. And it has been said that a cookie is the real test of a good flour. So finding great paleo cookie recipes sounded like a real challenge. And yet…there are some really yummy, yet healthy, chocolate chip cookies to be made.
As the online paleo community grows, chocolate chip cookie recipes like these are not hard to come by. Here are just 16 amazing and diverse recipes we found with a bit of quick research. Check 'em out!
These gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free treats are perfect for lunchboxes, late-night snacks, and well, anytime you fancy a sweet, delicious snack. They’re made with coconut oil, which is an awesome anti-fungal, and you could easily add in other goodies, like dried fruit and nuts. The downside? These chewy, tasty bars aren’t likely to last too long, even amongst your non-paleo friends!
It seems incredible that these cookies are completely flourless! They look and taste like regular cookies, yet are free from gluten, other grains, and dairy. Even refined sugar is eliminated and honey is used instead. And with the added goodness of almonds and pecan nuts, there’s little to feel guilty about when eating these yummy treats.
Perfect for the holiday season, these are chocolate chip cookies with a twist. A pumpkin twist, to be precise. Made from coconut flour (super-good for your belly), these treats are paleo ‘safe’, and get their sweetness from the pumpkin puree and maple syrup. Adding the optional chopped walnuts will just add to these crumbly cookies bites!
These almond meal and coconut oil cookies look like a cute, miniature version of the real thing. But don’t be fooled, these chunks can hold their own in the cookie market! Full of scrumptious dark chocolate pieces, and sweetened with honey, they’re pretty moreish. And they only take around 10 minutes to cook, giving your sweet tooth instant gratification! How something so delicious is free from all the bad stuff is a mystery.
Made from almond flour and coconut oil, and sweetened with maple syrup, this chocolate chip cookie recipe is a paleo dieter’s dream. Not that you can tell – these sweet goodies are just as tasty as their non-paleo counterparts. They’re super-simple to make too, with just a few steps to prepare, and only 15 minutes in the oven.
Perhaps the most appealing looking cookies we’ve ever seen, these yummy treats are as gooey and gorgeous as they look. But with lots of coconut-y goodness, almond flour instead of grains, and no refined sugar, these cookies aren’t nearly as sinful as they seem. They’re crunchy on the outside, and soft and chewy in the middle, just like a good cookie should be!
Not only are these cookies paleo, they’re vegan too! Almond flour is combined with almond milk and coconut oil and maple syrup to create these sweet but guilt-free chocolatey delights. This means that they have no grains, no dairy, no eggs, and no refined sugar. What’s not to love? They’re perfect.
If you love the whole chocolate and salt combining thing, these are for you. These cookies combine two different types of flour – almond and coconut – to substitute for cookies’ usual non-paleo grain flours.
Honey replaces sugar, and coconut oil replaces butter. As an added bonus, these treats contain not just one, but two types of chocolate pieces – chocolate chips, and chocolate chunks! So you get both taste and texture. Yum.
Chocolate and blueberries? In one cookie? This must be our lucky day. These tasty treats are soft and squishy, with a little added crunch from the walnuts. It’s hard to believe that these delicious, sweet snacks are paleo-friendly, using no grains or dairy in their ingredients. These sticky treats won’t last long in any household so make sure that you squirrel some away for yourself!
These chunky paleo cookies are soft and crumbly and chewy all at the same time. They aren’t just grain-free – no flour is used whatsoever! Instead, sunflower seed butter (which can be replaced by a nut butter) is used, and the cookies are given even more texture by the addition of walnuts and extra-large chocolate chunks. And for flavor? The obligatory vanilla extract, with the addition of cinnamon for a little spice.
Did someone say breakfast cookies? As in, cookies for breakfast? That’s it, we’re in! With carrots as a main ingredient, there’s really very little guilt to be felt when eating these. Coconut flour and tapioca flour mean there’s no need for non-paleo grain flours, and coconut sugar replaces icky refined sugar. The perfect morning-time treat. Or lunchtime treat. Or any-time-you-like treat.
Yes, you read that right. Avocado cookies. With chocolate. You know what? Avocado makes for a delicious and healthy alternative to flour. Add in some cocoa powder and chocolate chips, plus some maple syrup to sweeten, and you get some serious flavor from that strange green vegetable (well, technically, fruit). It turns out that it’s a lot more flexible than we give it credit for and these scrumptious cookies are proof!
This three flour (tapioca, almond, and coconut) recipe makes for a classic chocolate chip cookie, sweetened with maple syrup, coconut oil, and honey. This means no nasty refined sugars, no grains or gluten, and no dairy. So you can bake up a batch or two completely guilt-free, and your non-paleo friends (if you can bring yourself to share!) won’t be able to tell the difference.
These chewy chocolate cookies have a muffin-like look to them. And they taste just as good. Of course, with no grains, dairy, or sugar, that might surprise you! Almond meal makes up the bulk of this recipe, with coconut oil and honey added for sweetness. And what’s healthier than almonds and coconut? Not much. So no need to feel bad about munching on a few of these treats.
Gluten-free. Grain-free. Dairy-free. Sugar-free. Nut-free. Hm…sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong. Coconut oil, apple sauce, and honey (or maple syrup) combine to make a sweet, flavorsome cookie. Paleo dieters will want to make these again and again, and won’t have to worry about non-paleo ingredients! Go on, bake a batch…or three!
If a chocolate and coffee combination is your thing, welcome to heaven. These sweet, would-be-muffin cookies are gooey and delicious and moreish. The espresso powder gives them a bit of a kick and adds a little sophistication to an otherwise classic cookie. Just don’t eat too many…after all, remember that caffeine in cookies is still caffeine!