Almond flour chocolate chip cookies

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This is the easiest recipe for vegan and gluten-free almond flour chocolate chip cookies.

Almond flour chocolate chip cookies

Last Sunday I was in the kitchen with the kids and I thought I had the greatest idea ever. I pulled out a bowl, my almond flour, and other ingredients and baked these almond flour chocolate chip cookies.  I even asked Santiago to write the ingredients as I added them to the bowl. After the cookies were baked, I tried them and thought: “WOW these are so good!” I really was impressed with myself that I developed a recipe so quickly. Well, it turned out that….

Almond flour chocolate chip cookies

I have already made them! Well, kind of. Last year I posted a recipe called BEST VEGAN COOKIES EVER, so I just remembered an old recipe. I laughed so hard when I realized this. It was so funny because for I week I was obsessed with my new almond chocolate chip cookies. I mean, in my mind it was the best vegan chocolate chip recipe ever.

Almond flour chocolate chip cookies

I really was obsessed with them! I prepared them almost every day and once I even burned a batch. If you follow me on Instagram I posted a picture on my Instastories of them. Lol! I still laugh about my crazy and busy mind.


  • Almond flour. Almond flour looks white and fluffy. Almond flour is made with blanched and peeled almonds. When buying it, be careful not to buy almond meal that is made with raw, unpeeled almonds.
  • Chocolate chips. I use dark chocolate chips and for this recipe, it is important that they are actually chocolate chips. Chocolate chips hold their shape when you bake them.
  • Coconut oil. If you like the coconut flavor use regular coconut oil if you don’t like it use refined coconut oil. The cookies will be delicious with both.
  • Maple syrup. You can also use agave honey.
  • Vanilla. Vanilla extract is important because it brings out all the flavors of the other ingredients.

• Add the oil little by little. Almond flour absorbs a lot of liquid.

• When the mixture holds up together, it means that it is done.


• These are soft cookies, they are NOT crunchy or crispy cookies.

“This recipe for almond flour chocolate chip cookies is delicious, vegan, gluten-free, very easy to prepare and 100% kids approved.”

So here is the recipe for these

almond flour chocolate chip cookies

that is slightly different from the first recipe I made. This recipe does not have almond butter and it is made with almond flour, not almond meal. So if you prepare this recipe and like it please share a picture of your cookies on FB. Or even better, let’s connect on Instagram with @piloncilloyvainilla #piloncilloyvainilla or PINTEREST, you can always save the recipe to make it later there.

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Almond flour chocolate chip cookies

This recipe for almond flour chocolate chip cookies is delicious, vegan, gluten-free, very easy to prepare and 100% kids approved.
3.6 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Cocina vegana
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 155 kcal


  • Baking pan
  • Mixing bowl


  • 2 cups almond flour about 300 gr.- 11 oz
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4-6 tablespoons coconut oil, solid


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Let the mix rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Form the cookies and place on a baking sheet prepared with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  • Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until browned on top.
  • Remove and cool completely.
  • Enjoy.



  • You have to measure the almond flour well, it has to be tightly fitted.
  • I use 4 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil, solid. Start by adding 4 tablespoons and check the mixture if it needs more moisture. Add half a tablespoon more and so on. 
  • Let the cookies brown in the oven and DO NOT TOUCH or taste until completely cooled down.


Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Almond flour chocolate chip cookies


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5 stars
I made these today as written and you are right- they are delicious!
I liked the few on hand ingredients required as well as how easy it was to prepare.

Luis Peña

Even though vegans like coconut oil because it’s from plants, it’s terribly unhealthy for our arteries. It has more saturated fat (92%) than pig lard (41%) — see Can you suggest an alternative for these cookies that would still give the correct texture?