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Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are a makeover of classic chocolate chip cookies. They have chickpea flour, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and dairy-free chocolate chips. So, not only are they gluten-free, they are dairy-free too. The combination of ingredients makes a soft, fluffy, and sweet cookie! These cookies taste so good that you will be able to fool any non-healthy eater!

Gluten-Free Cookie Inspiration

The reason I wanted to make a gluten-free and dairy-free version is that I have a few close relatives that can’t eat gluten or dairy because of allergies. I know it can be hard to find good recipes for these allergies. So, I wanted to make a version that anyone can enjoy!

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie. They are probably the most loved cookie in the world. Of course, I love anything chocolate related, so I can’t resist these cookies! Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins are my go-to treats. Luckily, I feel much better about the ingredients in them.

Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

I have been experimenting with Garbanzo bean flour since I started getting it in my Purple Carrot food delivery boxes. It’s an interesting flour because of its taste and texture. It doesn’t work in every recipe, but with the other ingredients, it works perfectly in these cookies. If you haven’t tried chickpea flour, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Brand!

I also recommend Enjoy Life Dairy-Free chocolate chips for this recipe too!

Garbanzo Bean Flour Health Benefits

Some surprising health benefits come from garbanzo bean flour! It’s made out of chickpea’s which naturally contain multiple health benefits. I have listed some benefits below and a full article here for more info!

  • Chickpea flour is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as folate and magnesium.
  • Affects blood sugar less than plain flour.
  • It is packed with fiber because chickpeas are naturally high in fiber.
  • It’s also high in antioxidants that fight cancer-causing substances.

Cookie Ingredient Substitutions

These cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free, but they can also be made vegan. You can substitute the egg with a flaxseed egg replacer. Mix 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp of water and let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Then you can add it in just as you would add the egg to the ingredients.

For those with nut allergies, you can replace the almond milk with oat milk or coconut milk!

The ground cinnamon is an optional flavor in this recipe, but I highly recommend it! It adds an extra richness to the cookies that makes them unique and flavorful!

Cookie Making Equipment

To make things easier, I always line my Wilton baking sheets with parchment paper because it makes cleaning up easier, and the cookies never have an issue sticking.

Cookie Recipe Notes

  • This recipe will make 12 large cookies or 18 bite-sized cookies.
  • When you melt the coconut oil, make sure it cools down before you mix in the egg. If it’s too hot, it could cook the egg in the batter.
  • This cookie dough can be pre-made and put in the fridge for a few hours before it’s baked.
  • Store the cookies in a plastic bag or air-tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.
  • These cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap them in wax paper and sealed them in two plastic bags. Defrost at room temperature when you’re ready to use them.
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I hope you love these Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies as much as I do! For more healthy treats, check out my Healthy Ginger Snap Cookies and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies.

Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Alyssa
These Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delicious treat that you can't even tell are healthy! They’re made with chickpea flour, sweetened with coconut sugar, and loaded with dairy-free chocolate chips.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 165 kcal

Equipment

  • 2 Large mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Large cookie sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 Cup Coconut oil melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
  • 1 Large Egg at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1/3 Cup Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips Dairy-free

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together melted and cooled coconut oil, coconut sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together garbanzo bean flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until well combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, equally spaced apart. Flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers or a spatula.
  • Bake at 350 for 10-11 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Notes

  • The recipe makes 12 large cookies or 18 bite-sized cookies.
  • When you melt the coconut oil, make sure it cools down before you mix in the egg. If it’s too hot, it could cook the egg in the batter.
  • This cookie dough can be pre-made and put in the fridge for a few hours before it’s baked.
  • Store the cookies in a plastic bag or air-tight container at room temperature for up to 7 days.
  • These cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap them in wax paper and sealed them in two plastic bags. Defrost at room temperature when you’re ready to use them.
Keyword Chocolate Chip Cookies, Dairy-free Ice Cream, Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free, Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

59 thoughts on “Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    You are definitely the queen of healthy cookies! Not just healthy, looking good and yummy as well! I got chocolate chips (I used cacao nibs before) and will try your exact recipe soon, hopefully, or even better, delegate again; I see the rest of the family enjoys it, and I never have enough time anyway!:)))

    1. Thank you, Mihaela! I’m glad to be known as the queen of healthy cookies.😄 I’m sure your little helper will be excited to try these out too, and I’m excited to hear your feedback!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these are heaven! There’s nothing better than a traditional gooey chocolate chip cookie – and these are even more perfect because they’re gluten free! Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    These sound delicious! My brother’s girlfriend is gluten free and I am always looking for yummy GF recipes for when she comes to visit. Definitely adding these to our rotation! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Chocolate chip cookies are a classic; love that this recipe has healthier ingredients! I have never tried chickpea flour so I am interested to see the difference in taste/texture. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe was eye opening. I do well with eating clean for the most part, but struggle with healthy sweet treats. This will help me to indulge without so much of the guilt.

  6. Really good gluten free chocolate chip cookies are a challenge! I have been gluten free for over 14 years and havent found one I like that doesnt also have dairy in it. I like that you used coconut sugar and coconut oil. I am curious to see if I will like the garbanzo bean flour in this cookie. I will definitely print this out and try it next time I am baking!

  7. These look great. I have never done any gluten-free cooking but I might have to give this recipe a try anyway the next time I am craving cookies.

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