The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies {Paleo}

  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 12 -14
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 15-17 cookies 1x


Easiest, tastiest, Paleo and Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies



  • 1/3c melted coconut oil or clarified butter
  • 1/4 c maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c fine almond flour (We use Bobs Red Mill)
  • 1/2 c tapioca flour (see notes for alternative)
  • 1/4 tsp sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp raw sugar or coconut sugar (optional)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/3 c dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods)
  • Optional Add-ins – Cocoa powder, Chocolate liquor optional, extra chopped nuts.


  • Preheat oven to 350F. 
  • Melt your coconut oil or butter. Place in bowl and whisk with maple syrup and vanilla. 
  • Next sift together your almond flour, tapioca, baking soda, and salt. Mix in optional coconut sugar and pinch of cinnamon. *You can use 1/3 c coconut flour if you don’t have tapioca flour. See notes for instructions* 
  • Gently add the dry batter to your wet ingredient bowl. Mix together. Fold in dark chocolate chips. Let batter sit in fridge for 20 min or longer.
  • While that is sitting, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use a slipmat.
  • Scoop on lined baking sheet. Press each scoop flat (just a tad) with palm of had or back of spatula.
  • Bake at 350F 12 -14 min (longer at altitude). Check at 10 minutes for doneness. Bottom should be crispy or golden brown.
  • Optional sprinkle of cocoa powder if desired. 
  • Remove and let cool. 
  • Store in air tight container or freeze for up to 6 months.
  • makes 15-16 cookies


If you use coconut flour vs tapioca flour, the batter doesn’t bind as well but will still bake up nicely! I would add more sugar or maple syrup to even out taste. The shape will just be a little different and the texture. Personally, I like the lighter texture of tapioca flour best.  Make sure to COOL completely before removing from baking sheet. Usually bake around 10-14 minutes as well. Check at 10 minutes. 

Fun add ins – 1-2 tbsp chocolate liquor or espresso! 


Estimated Nutrition per cookie:

130 to 135 calories. 9 grams of fat 11 carbohydrates 1.5 grams of fiber 5 grams of sugar 2.5 grams of protein

  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: dessert


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