No Grain No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cutting out refined sugar and flour has its benefits, but I have to admit, sometimes I just want a chocolate chip cookie.  I gave this cookie recipe a try last weekend and was so pleasantly surprised.  I guess I was kind of expecting it to be hard and flavorless ~ kind of like cardboard ~ but what it turned out to be was a slightly coconut flavored-shortbread textured-chocolate chip sprinkled cookie.  It satisfied my taste buds and since they are small and fairly nutritious I didn’t feel guilty about eating three!  Try them and leave me a comment.  I would love to know if you like them, too.


No Grain No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

No Grain No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups almond meal or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened (or butter)
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond meal, salt, and baking soda then add the coconut oil (or butter), maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips, then drop the batter by rounded tablespoons onto a baking sheet lined with Silpat or parchment paper. Slightly flatten the cookies before baking.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
  5. Allow to cool slightly on the pan then remove to a cooling rack.

Recipe source: Detoxinista

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8 Responses to No Grain No Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Michelle November 14, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Mmm, healthy and delicious!!

  2. Kim November 15, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    I can’t wait to try these! I’ve not used maple syrup since I took sugar out of my diet, and I’m not sure why! I’m so behind on reading blogs. How long have you been grain and sugar free? Way to go!!

    • Lori November 15, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      I don’t eat strictly grain and sugar free. I try to eat mostly sugar-free and I just limit our grains. If you’re wondering more about it you can read about my modified paleo diet under recipes in the top navigation area. I’m not as strict as you are. 🙂

  3. Nicki Traikos November 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Looks yum! and I love that it has no wheat or sugar. Must try and will report back! Thanks for sharing. x

    • Lori November 18, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

      Please let me know how you like them, Nicki.

  4. Ginger November 19, 2013 at 8:59 am #

    Perfect!! I’m going to have some grain free guests and don’t want my guests having to worry about what’s in their food. I’ve pinned this. Thanks for sharing at Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell.

    • Lori November 19, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      Thank you, Ginger, for hosting your party. I hope your guests like these cookies. We really did.


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