Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)

An easy, healthy recipe for the BEST keto coconut flour cookies with chocolate chips and ready in under 15 minutes! These low carb chocolate chip cookies are sugar free and made with almond flour, and need no eggs or grains! Paleo, Vegan and gluten-free.

Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies with coconut flour

Low Carb Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking with coconut flour is easier than you think, and are perfect for this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe! 

I’ve shared a few chocolate chip cookie recipes on here, including these keto chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and my favorite, the BEST healthy chocolate chip cookies

When I shared my best chocolate chip cookie recipe, I made it a point to show that, yes, chocolate chip cookies CAN be and are healthy. This coconut flour version is just as healthy, but you’d never tell. Not only that, it is eggless and wheat free, so suitable for many diets out there! 

Texture wise, these coconut flour cookies are a little different- They are a little more crumbly, chewy and slightly cakey, thanks to the combination of coconut and almond flours.

Taste-wise, they are incredible- Rich, buttery, sweet and loaded with chocolate! 

Keto chocolate chip cookies with coconut flour

Is coconut flour keto?

Coconut flour is definitely keto friendly and is a great grain free flour to have on hand.

It’s low in carbs, high in fiber, and relatively low in calories. A two-tablespoon serving yields 60 calories, 3.5 grams of protein, 1.5 grams of fat, and a mere 2.5 grams of net carbs! 

Does coconut flour taste like coconut? 

Unless your recipe includes other forms of coconut (shredded coconut, coconut butter etc), you never really taste the coconut flour.

With these cookies, the addition of almond flour and chocolate chips really masks any taste that could possibly arise! 

Can you replace coconut flour with almond flour? 

As this recipe already uses almond flour, you cannot replace the coconut flour with it. 

Regardless, coconut flour is VERY difficult to substitute or replace in a recipe. Unlike other flours (grain-free or traditional), coconut flour is like a sponge and absorbs liquid unlike any other. You’ll notice that in recipes calling for it, only a small amount is needed, compared to the amounts of liquids and other ingredients used. 

How to make cookies with coconut flour

Making sugar free chocolate chip cookies is ridiculously easy, and follows a simple- 4 step process.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 175C/350F and line a tray with parchment paper. 

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 3: In a seperate smaller bowl, add your melted coconut oil, keto maple syrup, unsweetened applesauce, and almond extract, and mix well.

Step 4: Combine your wet and dry mixture, and mix lightly, until just combined. Fold in your chocolate chips. 

Step 5: Form 12-16 small balls of dough. Place each ball on the lined tray and press each into a cookie shape. Top with extra chocolate chips and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until just golden on the edges. 

Step 6: Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the lined tray for at least 15 minutes, or until they can easily be moved (they will be fragile). Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

How do you keep chocolate chip cookies fresh? 

These healthy chocolate chip cookies can keep at room temperature, for up to 5 days. Ensure you contain them in a sealed container. 

Should baked cookies be refrigerated? 

Baked cookies can be refrigerated, and this recipe will keep longer when stored in the fridge. They will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks. 

The best way to store these cookies is to freeze them, especially when making a large batch. They will keep frozen for up to 2 months. 

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sift your coconut flour before using it, as sometimes, there are clumps within them.

Do not overbake these cookies, as they firm up while they are cooling. 

I used stevia sweetened chocolate chips, but regular sugar free chocolate chips work just as well. 

Don’t use warm coconut oil, use it when it is at room temperature. If you add warm coconut oil to the batter, it will melt the chocolate chips. 

The applesauce in the recipe used is a very negligible amount, and yield very little carbs. If you like, you can replace it with mashed pumpkin, but add an extra tablespoon of milk to compensate. 

If you aren’t strictly keto, you can replace the keto maple syrup with pure maple syrup or agave nectar. These cookies are already super low carb, so if you do use either of them, the overall carbs will still be low. 

Paleo and Vegan Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies that are low carb and keto!

Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)

The BEST Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with coconut flour! Thick, chewy and soft cookies loaded with chocolate chips, these low carb coconut cookies are eggless and sugar free, but you'd never tell! Paleo, Vegan and Gluten Free. 
5 from 90 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Arman



  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. 
  • In a seperate small bowl, add your coconut oil, syrup, applesauce and extract and mix well. 
  • Combine your wet and dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in your chocolate chips. 
  • Form 12 small balls of dough and place on the lined tray. Press each ball into a cookie shape and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until just golden brown on top. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the tray for 15 minutes, or until the cookies can be moved easily. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 


* If you don't follow a strict ketogenic diet, you can use pure maple syrup or agave nectar. 
** You can sub this for any chocolate chips of choice
Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan) can keep in a sealed container, at room temperature, for up to 5 days. Cookies are best kept refrigerated and will keep for 2 weeks. They are freezer friendly and will keep frozen for 2 months. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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    23 thoughts on “Keto Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)

    1. Hello Arman, what do you mean exactly bu press into a cookie? And what ustensile do you use to combine your wet and dry ingredients? Thanks!

    2. Technically, this is low carb, but not keto and not sugar free. There is sugar in applesauce and applesauce is not a keto friendly ingredient.

    3. I substituted the apple sauce for pumpkin and the maple syrup for light agave nectar. I baked for 12 minutes they burned around the edges but were light in the centers. They were not sweet enough and taste slightly burned. I suggest 10 minutes baking time and more sweetener if you like cookies to taste like cookies.

    4. 5 stars
      They are delicious and addicting. Love the maple syrup flavor (I used Lakanto keto syrup) in the cookies. I used an egg instead of applesauce for substitute and added more stevia sugar to taste.I do like how easy these are too make. Mine stayed a round shape.

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