Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Best Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies | Fluffy & Soft!

These healthy chocolate chip cookies will make even your most unhealthiest friends change their mind about healthy food! They’re soft, fluffy, full of flavor, and almost cake-like in texture. And, when dipped in your favorite milk, it’s like heaven in your mouth – I’m craving one as I’m sitting here typing this (Lol!).

I can pretty much guarantee that this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe will be your new go-to snack whenever you’re craving a chocolate treat. And, best of all, the kids will love them too!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Homemade Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best part about this cookie recipe (other than the flavor!) is the fact that you can feel good about the ingredients you’re putting into your body. These chocolate chip cookies are gluten free and grain free with minimal ingredients. And, they can be made dairy free if you use dark chocolate chips or vegan chocolate chips.

I ended up making two batches of these healthy chocolate chip cookies on film day (so we had 24 cookies in total), and my husband and I have already devoured half of the them – Lol! I must say, they do require some self-control because they’re so tasty!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

After multiple rounds of testing to get the perfect healthy chocolate chip cookie, I finally nailed it on my 5th try. I wanted them to be fluffy and soft (almost cake-like) and boy did they turn out perfectly! And, best of all, the ingredients are healthy and minimal.

  • Grain Free Flour Blend: To keep this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe grain free, I’m using a combination of almond flour, cassava flour, and ground flax seeds. The ground flax seeds help to sneak in more nutrients and fiber into this cookies!
  • Sweeteners: I’m using a combination of granulated sweetener and raw honey to give these healthy cookies the perfect texture.
  • Coconut Oil: Softened coconut oil keeps these cookies moist! You can also use softened ghee or butter.
  • Egg: The egg acts as our binder. For a vegan option, you can also use a flax egg.
  • Baking Soda: This will help the cookies to rise and be more fluffy.
  • Chocolate: Whether you use chocolate chips or a chopped chocolate bar, these healthy cookies are going to turn out delicious! Choose a vegan chocolate to keep these cookies completely dairy free.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

How To Make These Chocolate Chip Cookies

These healthy chocolate chip cookies are super easy to make. All you need is a mixing bowl, a handheld mixer (or you can hand whisk it), and a baking sheet. This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in as well since they’re so easy to make!

  • Step 1: Mix all dry ingredients
  • Step 2: Mix all wet ingredients
  • Step 3: Combine dry and wet ingredients. Fold in the chocolate.
  • Step 4: Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the cookie dough mixture and place onto baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
  • Step 5: Let cookies cool and ENJOY!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips

  • To get the best texture for this cookies, make sure you let the egg come to room temperature first.
  • I’ve found that mixing the baking soda with water first yields a more fluffy cookie than to add it without the water.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies! It’s so easy to do this, so at the 9 minute mark, keep an eye on them.
  • Make sure the coconut oil isn’t too warm when mixing or it may melt the chocolate.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before consuming.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Storing & Freezing the Cookies

  • To store: Add to an airtight container. These cookies will last one week at room temperature and up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
  • To freeze: If you want to batch prep these cookies, you can freeze them for up to 2 months! I recommend storing them in a ziplock bag or a freezer-friendly container. You can also wrap each cookie individual with saran wrap or parchment paper so you can defrost them individually.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Best Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (fluffy and soft!)

5 from 4 votes
This healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe is gluten free, grain free, and has a dairy free option. They're fluffy, soft, and perfectly sweet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 193 kcal



Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 C. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, softened (or grass-fed butter or ghee)
  • 3 Tbsp Raw Honey
  • 1 Egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Water


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and whisk until fully combined. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the softened oil and honey. Using a handheld mixer (or whisk), mix until ingredients are fully combined and semi-whipped. Then, add in the egg and vanilla and continue mixing until combined. In a separate smaller bowl, combine the baking soda with water and mix with a fork until combined. Pour this mixture into the bowl of wet ingredients and whisk again until combined.
  • Pour bowl of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients. Whisk vigorously until fully combined (or use handheld mixer).
  • Fold chocolate chips into the cookie dough mixture using a spatula.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the dough and place onto the lined baking sheet. Repeat this process until all of the dough is gone (makes about 12-13 cookies). Leave 2 inches in between each cookie. Flatten cookies to about 1/2 an inch thick and smooth out the edges. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes or until edges are slightly golden.
  • Once done, sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional). Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before consuming. ENJOY!


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 4gFat: 14gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 10g
Keyword chocolate chip cookie recipe, chocolate chip cookies, gluten free chocolate chip cookies, grain free chocolate chip cookies, healthy chocolate chip cookies, paleo chocolate chip cookies
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  1. 5 stars

    These cookies are delicious and easy to throw together. My husband and daughter who aren’t gluten free also liked them. Just be aware if you’re using a cold Press coconut oil it will have a slight coconut flavor. I love coconut so just makes me love them more. Really happy to have these as an option. Fluffiest gluten free cookies I’ve ever made.

  2. 5 stars

    These were delicious! And they went fast! Just sad I didn’t make a triple batch! Next time for sure! Btw what is the best way to keep if I do make in bulk?

  3. 5 stars

    HOLY SMOKES! This chocolate chip cookie is AMAZING! I wasn’t really expecting anything other than to entertain myself by “trying a new healthy recipe”, but this one is a keeper forever!
    It made like 11 I think. I ate one right out of the oven and was so happy! Next day I had one that I packed with lunch and it still was delicious. Today I had another one with lunch and it still tastes great! Which is why I am taking the time to write this review. Don’t sleep on this one. After turning 40 (few years ago), I noticed my body becoming very intolerant of certain foods/ingredients. So now I just look for food with better ingredients and hope for the best. This was one of those times it was even better than I could have hoped for. I will make these always now. Thank you so much for your videos. You do a great job. I am making your buffalo chicken casserole next 😊

  4. Fathima Nasrin

    Hello! Thank you for sharing this. Am very excited to try! I read your post to see why the cassava flour is used in this recipe but I didn’t find the answer. I hope I didn’t miss a line 🙂 Can it be omitted or subbed with more almond flour? Thank you!


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