Clean Eating Almond Chocolate Chips Cookies (Paleo + Vegan)

These almond chocolate chips cookies make a delicious gluten free and healthy treat! -

 Hi friends! Today is the day for another Secret Recipe Club‘s reveal day! What’s the Secret Recipe Club you ask? It’s a fun blogger club! Each month, a blogger is secretly assigned another blogger and chooses a recipe to make. On reveal day (today for my group!), all our posts go up at the same time and we discover who was assigned our blog and which recipe she/he decided to try.

I was so so excited to discover that I was assigned Leigh’s blog Chit Chat Chomp this month! Leigh and I have so much in commun, it’s crazy. She is a “fellow” Aussie – not that I’m actually Australian, but I’ve been living in Sydney for more than 3 years so I definitely call it home! But that’s not it. Leigh’s obsessed with all things French and…oh hey hello, I also happen to be French! Coincidence? I think not haha. And if that wasn’t already enough, Leigh and I seem to have the same taste and “cooking style” <= is that even a thing? I guess you understand what I mean! She loves to bake but tries to keep things healthy = my kind of girl. As I was browsing her blog, I seriously had to restrain myself from commenting on about every single recipe of hers. I think that would have given me away… Plus I should also add that I love her food photography styling. She is one seriously talented cookie!

Speaking of cookies, I set my heart on her almond chocolate chips after seriously considering making her raspberry fudge, and I’m so glad I did. They’re so delicious! I loved their crumbly texture and nutty flavor. Plus they come together really quickly, perfect for to satisfy this sweet craving in minutes!

Go ahead and go say hi to Leigh, I’m sure you will love her blog 🙂

These almond chocolate chips cookies make a delicious gluten free and healthy treat! -

Clean Eating Almond Chocolate Chips Cookies (Paleo + Vegan)

Course Treat
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 cookies
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups / 225g almond flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup - 40g dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup or use raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 340F - 170C
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Form balls (about 1 tbsp in size) from the dough and place onto a lined baking tray, pressing down (they won't spread while baking), and bake for approximately 10-13 minutes until slightly golden.
  4. Leave to cool completely, as they will be too fragile to pick up when still warm.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Chit Chat Chomp, originally from The Whole Pantry by Belle Gibson

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Almond Chocolate Chips Cookies (Paleo + Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I am ALL over this recipe! Baking with almond meal is the best! – it allows for not only wonderful texture but taste too! Thank you for such a great SRC pick! 🙂

  2. Marie, I love the name of your blog – it’s how I feel about cinnamon (and several other spices too.) These cookies look divine and even though I’m not gluten-free, I can well imagine making them for a snack or to serve with ice cream this summer.

    1. Oh you definitely do not need to be gluten free to enjoy these cookies 😉 Serving them with ice cream is such a good idea! Maybe broken down in pieces and sprinkled over it…? YUM!

  3. Hi Marie – thank you so very very much for such lovely words and I’m so pleased you enjoyed that recipe. It’s probably the recipe I use the most on my blog! Your blog is just beautiful and I’m looking forward to finding some delicious recipes to make from it. Leigh x

    1. I’m so glad you tried them and loved them Danielle! These cookies are made for dunking 😉 I need to make another batch soon!

  4. These look amazing! Have you tried experimenting by adding protein powder? If so (or even if not, for that matter) would you recommend vanilla or chocolate flavor for best taste with this recipe?

    1. I haven’t tried but I would recommend vanilla over chocolate. And I would reduce the quantity of almond meal to 1.5 cups of almond meal + protein powder. I’m not sure it would work but let me know if you try!

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