Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. Just 7 ingredients turn into gooey moist amazing chocolate chip cookies. bonus! It’s a healthy cookie with no oil or butter added.
(Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Low-sugar, Vegan friendly)
These healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies are what you and I have been waiting for since the very day I was told I needed to go gluten free.
Best Things about these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies?
- Gluten free
- No oil or Butter added!
- This all means I get to eat more cookies!
I made these rocking flourless double chocolate chip cookies not too long ago and oh my word YUM.
However, they definitely are not the healthiest in the world. They are what got me kicked into gear to re-create myself a healthy and gluten free chocolate chip cookie.
Let’s be honest we all need healthy chocolate chip cookies in our life, right? Here is why.
- They complete your soul. Not enough reason? Alright.
- Pulled together with just 7 easy and simple ingredients I bet you’ve got on hand NOW. Meaning you are getting cookies, like, right now.
The sweet and natural ingredients complete these healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies and really complete my soul. With such simple ingredients, they are still sinfully delicious, moist and so easy to pull together. Told you it’s a winner.
Winner winner healthy chocolate chip cookies for dinner?! Don’t have to tell me twice.
The night I pulled these together I ate so much dough and cookies, I actually did skip dinner. Cookie dough that has zero eggs in it is dangerous. There is nothing stopping me from demolishing every leftover dough bite. Or lets be real, spoonfuls of dough.
Take our healthy cookie dough for a whirl if you desire. 😉 *Yes I have a problem with loving cookie dough too much*
These gluten free cookies can most definitely be made with normal flour if desired, they are very similar to my original Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies I made a couple years back.
We are going to have to create a new Top 5 Healthy Cookie recipe list because these babies deserve a spot. Should I make 4 more cookie recipes to help join the newest addition of cookie heaven?
Yes, I just responded to myself.
I love excuses to make cookies. Cookies are so easy to make in terms of prep and within 15 minutes you can enjoy them with a large glass of milk. Or my favorite is with a cup of tea. Is that odd? R seems to think so.
He also thinks that dark chocolate is the nastiest thing in the world though, which I highly disagree with. I actually made a batch with 100% unsweetened bakers chocolate and he happily ate an entire batch with that chocolate by himself without one acknowledgement they had super bitter chocolate in them.
Told you dark chocolate is delicious. Wife is always right.
PEANUT FREE ALTERNATIVE TO THESE COOKIES – You can use sunflower butter in replacement of the peanut butter. Beware that SOMETIMES sunflower butter can turn green after baking. For some reason it doesn’t happen to us everything single time. It’s actually nothing to worry about and they are perfectly safe to eat this way.. actually they are fantastic alternative to making green cookies for holidays without food dye!
I need some rich dark chocolate in my life. Those antioxidants need to assist my body on repairing itself. We’ve for some reason (I’m a glutton for punishment) signed up for a half-marathon one month from now. My shoulder is holding up, however the rest of my body is screaming at me.
Between the long runs for training and cookbook editing I’m making an executive decision and deciding I truly have earned these healthy chocolate chip cookies.
My other executive decision is that you do too. <3
These look so good, I can’t believe theres no sugar added in them!! I will have to try them
Thanks Cricket! There is honey added in them but yes, there is no refined sugar added. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Jessica Jackson says
Just made these for my family (husband and toddler) and we all LOVE them! They are the perfect texture with the perfect taste. You are so smart to invent this recipe haha! Thank you!
Can I make it without peanut butter???
Hi Jessica! You can try another nut butter (i.e. Almond butter) or sunflower butter if you need to avoid nut butters all together. I’ve never made it with sunbutter but I THINK the sunbutter would work better though as almond butter can dry out quite a bit when baked.
Hope this helps! Happy Baking! 🙂
Valeria Jaramillo says
I love your recipes
Aww thank you so much Valeria! So glad you enjoy them. 🙂
This is too good to be true. I will be making these shortly. Thanks!
I didn’t see point value per cookie.
You mean Nutrition Information? It is below at the bottom of the recipe box.
Emily Chalko says
I love a good cookie and adding Gluten Free and Skinny to the mix only makes it better. While I admit, I’ve eaten raw dough (with eggs) for decades, I’m excited to try this recipe because most eggless recipes I’ve seen call for things like chickpeas.
Mmm I’m a sucker for cookies too. 😉 Happy Baking!
Can I use regular flour? Or almond flour?
You can use regular flour for these cookies. All of our recipes can be used in a 1-1 ratio of regular flour 🙂
Megan @ MegUnprocessed says
This will satisfy my sweet tooth!
Totally going to bake these cookies! Pinned!
I can’t wait to try this cookie! Its just what I need!
I need cookies too. 🙂
What gluten free flour did you use?
eating green says
I’ve seen many recipes for healthy chocolate chip cookies but this may be the best!
Margaret Clegg says
Ok, i saw this video the other day. Went to make them tonight, but didn’t see this one, only the “skinny” one. Which is basically the same recipe, except this one has half the amount of applesauce. And of course, once my batter is done and in the refrigerator, I found this recipe. Of course. So now I’m worried that although I am following one of your recipes, what I’ve done won’t turn out. Do you plan to take one down or alter the other? Thanks.
Oh no! Hope they turned out alright! The other one is a really old recipe from before I was diagnosed and that older recipe uses normal flour. Throughout the years I’ve added those subs for the people that did land on that recipe. It’s a rather forgiving recipe though so hopefully it turned out right using with that extra applesauce with the gluten-free flour!
Can this be used with all purpose , white whole wheat or even oat flour for those that aren’t gluten free?
These sound so good but I don’t have gluten free flour on hand.
Yes you definitely can use all-purpose flour in almost all our recipes. The gluten-free blend we use mimics all-purpose flour rather well so the results should be similar.
Hi Lindsay, do you think I could use oat flour? Or even coconut flour? Thanks!
Oat flour is definitely possible. Coconut flour you should be able to use but it’s not a 1-1 ratio. It’s more of a 1/4 to 1 cup ratio, the coconut flour being the 1/4 cup. Hope this helps!
They taste great, but are a cakey texture vs a soft cookie texture. For those who are wondering 😊
Mary Jane says
Just wondering but is this recipe vegan?
Yes it is vegan friendly.
Use the agave nectar in replacement of the honey per the recipe and be sure to use vegan chocolate chips. We actually link to our favorite vegan chocolates in the recipe. Hope this helps! Enjoy! :))
Eleanor Pagtakhan says
I tried making the cookies and my son loves it. I want to make it for my niece. But she has peanut allergies, what is an alternative to peanut butter. Please reply. Thank you.
If she just has a peanut allergy than creamy almond or cashew butter are great alternatives. If it’s peanuts AND nuts allergy than another great alternative is sunflower butter but warning that the sunflower butter does turn green sometimes after it’s been baked WHICH for a halloween dessert. . . might be alright. 😉
OMG OMG OMG!!!
THE BEST gluten free cookies I’ve EVER tasted!!!
And soooooo easy to make.
Thank you Lindsay!
I made these with oat flour and they were AMAZING!! My kids love them and they are seriously the best gluten free/naturally sweetened cookie I have tried. And I have tried a lot!!
These look so good! I bet the peanut butter and applesauce make this dough a great base for any kind of cookie!
Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?
Was there a reply to how they keep? Better room temperature or refrig? Thanks!
If I omit or lessen the baking powder will this make a softer cookie v ‘cake-y’? They look so lovely and soft in the pix, that is exactly what I am trying to find, not cake-y!! Thank you!
You are more than welcome to lessen the baking powder. They aren’t very cake-y cookies in our opinion though but if you’d like to try with less baking powder it shouldn’t hurt too much.
We personally keep them at room temp ourselves. There is no need to refrigerate if you don’t want too.
These look AMAZING!! We are always looking for new gluten free low sugar goodies!
Hi I would like to ask if there’s an alternative for peanut butter? I want my daughter to bring this at school.
I believe we mention this in a few spots of the post. Yes, sunflower butter is a fantastic alternative when bringing to schools.
Can I use maple syrup? I’m a vegan but allergic to agave.
I found that maple syrup definitely altered the results a bit.
I hate to say it but these were not toogood. Maybe we needed another flour. We used King Arthur all purpose. They aren’t the worst thing I’ve ever had but not my cup of tea. Not very cookie like.
Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. Does King Arthurs flour have xanthan gum in it? We personally have been using Bobs Red Mill Baking Flour (the blue bag) for years and it works really well for cookies and cakes but can be a bit finicky for pastries.
France Piette says
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I am going to make these cookies. Are they low carb?
This looks so good! Can I use other mix ins too?
Thanks for sharing! Do they freeze well?