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Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten Free, Grain Free

Everyone loves cookies but these Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are on a different level. Sweet, chewy bites of goodness that are gluten free and grain free.

Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire rack ย 

When all else fails, I turn to cookies.

This round turned out to be these super scrumptious Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I know, right?

Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies



By ‘when all else fails’ I mean there have been some serious failures going on in The Honour System test kitchen.


Some recipe fails, which meant eating some weird-ish food for a few dinners in row (sorry babe!), some photography fails due to the learning curve of my new lens, and some motivation fails in the form of a few stressful days at work resulting in a few binge-y type evenings.

Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why is it that I seem to eat my feelings? Couldn’t I be one of those people who exercises during trying times? Sigh.

Since that just doesn’t seem to be in my DNA, healthier indulgences are the ticket.

So if I’m going to have cookies, and let’s not fool ourselves, I’m going to have cookies, let them be whole food and free of chemical crap.

Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies on a baking sheet

It’s not hard, friends.

You can do it.

Make your own damn cookies!

Don’t buy the Oreo garbage, for the love of God. These Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies pretty much tell the story in their name. They are made of ground almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Boom. ๐Ÿ˜‰

OK, there are a couple of more things like lovely maple syrup and an egg (vegans can easily sub in a flax egg), but you get the idea.

Real food.

Now don’t get it twisted, these cookies still have calories. Just becauseย recipes are made from healthy ingredients, itย doesn’t mean that your jeans wont start to get snug if you frequently over-indulge.

cookies on a rack

But, if you’re like me, sometimes cookies, and only cookies will do.



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*Originally posted June 6, 2016. Updated October 15, 2018*

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Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free, Grain Free

Sharon Rhodes
Everyone loves cookies but these Almond & Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are on a different level. Sweet, chewy bites of goodness that are gluten free and grain free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 142 kcal



  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the ground almonds, coconut, chocolate chips, baking soda and sea salt
  • Add the mape syrup, coconut oil and egg and stir until well combined
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for one hour
  • Heat your oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment
  • Roll heaping tablespoon sized balls onto the baking sheet, then press lightly down on each ball and shape them into cookies (they won't spread out so I was able to fit 15 on my baking sheet - a row of three then two in between the spaces then three, then two, and so on)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden browned on the bottom
  • Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet


Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 76mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 38mgIron: 0.6mg
Keyword almond coconut cookies, healthier cookie recipe
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  1. Hi Sharon – this recipe looks amazing! Iโ€™m going to make the cookies for a picnic – how many days in advance can they be baked? Thanks!

  2. I just made these (didn’t have mini chips, had to use regular) and they are amaziiinnnggg. Thanks for a super easy gluten free cookie recipe!

      1. 5 stars
        I found your recipe looking to bake something with extra ingredients I had and MY GOSH. The YUMMIEST gluten free cookies with healthy ingredients I have ever had. Thank you for creating and sharing! Going in my recipe book to become a staple!

  3. Yum! I am so wishing for one of these cookies to devour now.. I just love how they are gluten and grain free.

    1. I should have let someone else devour these cookies! I had more than my fair share of these ones, that’s for sure. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Food blogger problems, right? Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Thalia! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I would really like to make these. May I use organic almond flour for the ground almonds? I have the organ unsweetened finely shredded coconut, is this a good choice, or do I need a different type?

  5. These cookies look so good and no flour, I’m in love really! Looks like you’re learning your new lense perfectly fine because these photos are daBOMB rather than being a total bomb! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ehhhh? Have a great weekend Sharon!