Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have tried several grain-free vegan cookie recipes, but none of them seemed to deliver.

Something just didn’t seem right.

And as much as I enjoy a good vegan treat, I had to continue my search for the perfect grain-free cookie recipe.

My son had been asking me all morning to make chocolate chip cookies.

I already have another Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe posted, but it contains oat flour and has a different ingredient list.

Since I’ve been trying very hard to avoid grains, I wanted to find another grain-free version.

So I went online and looked at several different recipes and they either didn’t look right or didn’t look appetizing.

Until I found this one.  And after making them…I knew I had found a keeper.

I can’t remember the last time I was so pleased with the outcome of a new recipe I’ve tried.

They stayed together and didn’t crumble or fall apart like others I’ve made, were soft and had a nice buttery flavor to them.


Where to Buy:  If you have trouble finding any of the ingredients to make this recipe, you can order online from Amazon and have them delivered straight to your door and…you’ll be supporting The Healthy Family and Home website at the same time!


Tip #1:  The ORGANIC almond flour was out of stock at Amazon at the time of the post.  I listed the Bob’s Mill Brand for now but will come back and update the post when the ORGANIC brand is back in stock.  I did find some organic almond flour at for $13.99 / lb.

Tip #2:  Make sure the baking soda you use is NON-ALUMINUM.  There is a non-aluminum brand from Bob’s Mill listed below if you cannot find any in your local store.

Tip #3:  Sweetener – you can use raw organic agave nectar for vegan or raw organic honey for non-vegan.

Tip #4:  You can use either vegan butter/organic grass-fed butter/organic coconut oil for this recipe.  I’ve made them both ways and the ones with the butter seemed to taste better.

Tip #5:  Vegan Chocolate Chips – I have done a quite a bit of research on vegan chocolate chips and have decided that the Enjoy Life brand are the ones I will use going forward.  They are not organic, but I emailed the company to verify if they were made with GMO ingredients and here is an excerpt from the email:

“Yes, our Mini-Chips and Mega Chunks are GMO-free!  Actually, all 28 of our products are Gluten-Free, Free of the Top 8 Food Allergens; so we never use any wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish in any of our products, and all 28 were recently verified non-GMO-Free!  We are currently in the process of updating our packaging and website to reflect this acheivement”.

This is really exciting news!  So make sure when you are using vegan chocolate chips to use the Enjoy Life brand to avoid GMO’s.


Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 2 cups organic almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (non-aluminum)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 6 tablespoons vegan or organic grass-fed butter (or organic coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup organic raw coconut crystals
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan/gf chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Brand)


Step 1 Combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and Himalayan pink salt in a medium bowl and stir until well combined.

Melt butter/oil of your choice (vegan butter, organic grass-fed butter or organic coconut oil).

Whisk butter/oil, raw coconut crystals (or your favorite granular sweetener) and vanilla bean powder in a small mixing bowl.

Pour butter mixture into the dry mixture and stir until well combined until a soft dough forms.

Gently stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop into small balls onto a baking sheet and then press the balls down flat.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until just golden brown around the edges.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet.



Recipe source:


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    • Karielyn says

      Hi Tina! You are correct. I provided a vegan and non-vegan sweetener option but had them reversed on the recipe ingredient list. I just made the edit to reflect the correction. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Katrat says

    Hey, I made these today for my bible study tonight and they turned out really good! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there! Thank you for trying out one of my recipes and I’m glad you liked them. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me feedback on the results 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Amber! Yes, you can definitely use coconut oil instead of the vegan butter, or if you don’t need them to be vegan, you can even use some organic grass-fed butter.

      I updated the recipe to reflect this.

      I’ve made them with both the vegan butter and coconut oil and they seemed to hold together better with the butter, but the original recipe did give both options and they both tasted good to me.

      I’m glad you are going to try them out and I sure hope you enjoy them 😉

  2. says

    Thanks much Karielyn! I’m actually lactose intolerant and allergic to soy so this recipe was so perfect for me when I subbed in the coconut oil! I served them at my picnic and everyone LOVED them! Thanks so much for the recipe :)

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Amber! I’m glad to hear the coconut oil worked well and that they were a hit!

      I really like these cookies and my boys were even asking me to make them some today lol!

      Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback…I really appreciate it :)

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there! I’m afraid I don’t know about a substitute flour for these. I’m just now starting the dabble in gluten-free goodies and am not very familiar with all the options and how they work yet.

      I went back to the original recipe and didn’t really see any suggestions there either.

      But, I remembered I have another gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that I did a while back and it uses oat flour. And it’s vegan too.

      It’s one of my earlier recipes and I haven’t made them in a while but looking back over it, I’m not liking the amount of brown sugar in them.

      I might revise the recipe to reduce the brown sugar and/or replace it with some raw coconut crystals instead.

      So I’m not sure if the oat flour would work in the recipe you are asking about, but it will work in this one

      I hope this helped and that you find a way to make them work :)

  3. fitjesusfreak says

    Oh my goodness how I love these cookies. I haven’t had cookies for years but now I can. I used carob chips in my first batch & dark chocolate chips in the next. (Also used coconut crystals (sugar).) Both chips were great! My family likes them too, as they do not last long. Thanks so much for sharing all of these great recipes! I love your hemp seed bars too.

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there! I’m so glad that you and your family enjoyed them!

      I felt the same way after the first time (of many times!) that I made them…I thought I’d never eat a chocolate chip cookie again until I made these.

      I like how you used carob chips and dark chocolate chips for variety, too.

      Thanks again for trying out the recipe (and the hemp seed bars!) and I appreciate you taking the time to let me know that you liked them 😉

  4. Amanda says

    These are DELISH! You have inspired me to bake. Never even considered it in the past but I am loving your recipes! Thank you, thank you!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for the kind comments!

      Since trying to eliminate gluten/wheat from my diet, these cookies have been a ~lifesaver~ for me and I actually prefer them now to the traditional chocolate chip cookies I used to eat.

      One thing you’ll especially like about my recipes is that they are really easy and use minimal ingredients and…a lot of the desserts, you don’t even have to bake lol!

      I’m glad you found my website and hope you find something else yummy to try out. Thanks for leaving feedback, I really appreciate it 😉

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Tom! As anyone knows, moderation and balance in our food choices is the key to maintaining good health. One or two cookies made with unrefined sugar certainly isn’t going to contribute to the demise of someones health lol!

      My recipes are healthy versions of traditional recipes that use highly processed ingredients, which is always the better option since it’s virtually impossible to expect someone to go through life and ~never~ eat a dessert or treat with sugar in it.

      It’s all about making healthier choices…and moderation.

      But I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback 😉

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