Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies [vegan + gf]

When I’m having a slow day at work I do a few things. I try on a lot of clothes. A whole lot of clothes. I go up to the 7th floor bathroom despite working on the 2nd floor because the 7th floor bathroom is like the Waldorf-Astoria of bathrooms and I deserve nice things. And I daydream about chocolate chip coconut cookies.

get out of my dreams and get into my mouth.
then get back in my dreams because I’m not through with you yet.

That’s not even a joke. I stare off into space and make a mental note about the things I have to pick up on my way home in order to properly make coconut cookies. All I can come up with is a trip to the gym. Because at any given time, I have all the ingredients for these cookies and that’s amazing and you can see why thinking about chocolate chip coconut cookies is slowly taking over my life.

What’s better than thinking about cookies while you sell skinny jeans.?
Eating cookies while you sell skinny jeans.

Dreams do come true.

see: below

Light and airy little pillows of coconut baked golden brown thanks to the coconut oil, these cookies are like everything that’s good about coconut macaroons mixed with everything that’s good about chocolate chip cookies.You can’t really just replace regular flour with coconut flour at a 1:1 ratio (I’ve tried. It’s not pretty.) so the additions of creamy vanilla protein powder and almond flour work to make the texture so nice and compliment the coconut flavor really well.

I need something new to daydream about now.
What’s that you said? Inside-out handheld omelets? You want in?
You got it.

Oh and they’re lower carb, higher protein and higher fiber than your everyday chocolate chip coconut cookie with the majority of the calories coming from healthier fats rather than just a bajillion carbs. Although rich with saturated fat, coconut oil has shown that not all saturated fats are created equal and in studies that it produces the kind of fats that are metabolized quicker through the body, leaving less likelihood for the fats to be stored as body fat. So there’s that.

Now dig in! I have clothes to try on and elevators to ride up and down all day!

the only thing cuter than packing myself a cookie for lunch
is that there’s nothing else in that lunch bag and I lied when I said “a” cookie.

makes 24 cookies, 24g each


  • 62g vanilla protein powder (I used Isopure Zero Carb Creamy Vanilla but it’s easy to find a vegan protein powder to keep this recipe vegan)
  • 28g coconut flour
  • 28g almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 112g virgin coconut oil at room temperature (more solid than liquid)
  • 8 packets of Truvia
  • 4oz unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 48g gluten-free rolled oats
  • 28g unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 140g dark chocolate chips (I used 98g large dark chocolate chips and 42g mini chocolate chips and it was perfect)

Come. Dream with me. Not weird.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line some cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Combine your flours, protein powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Whisk together and make sure to smooth out all the clumps of coconut and almond flours. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream the coconut oil and truvia. Beat in the applesauce. Add in the vanilla extract and mix throughly. Slowly incorporate your dry mixture into your wet ingredients. Beat until smooth. Add in the oats and mix until incorporated. Beat in the coconut. At a low speed or by hand, mix in your chocolate chips.

Roll into 24g balls and place on the cookie sheets. Press them down to form your cookies. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until golden brown. Trust me, they aren’t burnt. They are perfect.



  1. Poor Student · · Reply

    Hiya I’ve been following your blog for a while now and your food looks so gooood. However, I can’t find some of the ingredients (e.g. chia seeds, wheat germ, protein powder..) and sometimes I actually do find them but they’re very expensive. I am but a poor student, I can’t afford to buy these luxury items. Is there any way at all you could have some recipes that are budget friendly? Thank you xoxo

    1. I add those extras for the extra health benefits they provide plus a very subtle textural/taste change. Feel free to replace my powders/seeds/germ/bizarro flours with dry ingredients that fit your budget. Any flour will theoretically do, the nutrition macros will be different and the taste will be subtly different. For certain things like the coconut cookies, unless you want to overwhelm your batter with coconut shreds (not a healthy choice, in my mind), it’s just going to be a pricier recipe. The good thing is these flours can last a long long time.

      Also if you’re going to splurge anywhere, pick up a tub of protein powder that you find palatable. It’s a good investment 🙂

  2. This sounds awesome. I was going to make it for a potluck at work but there are a couple people with nut allergies. Can I just replace the almond flour with more coconut flour? Sorry to be “that person” 🙂

    1. Don’t add more coconut flour – the texture of the cookie will be too gritty. If you’re going to make them gluten free by adding specifically gluten free rolled oats, add a 1/4 cup of quinoa or brown rice flour. If you’re happy to say to hell with celiac disease, feel free to add 1/4 of whatever regular flour you have handy 🙂

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