Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut

I’ve been craving chocolate chip cookies all week long, so I finally decided to make a healthy and simple version. There’s no baking soda or powder involved, just a handful of wholesome ingredients is all you need.

In addition to coconut oil – one of my preferred cooking oils – I’ve added coconut flakes. Grind them in a food processor if you want a finer consistency. I also used my homemade vanilla sugar so no need to add any vanilla extract.

Mix wet ingredients together, then add dry the ingredients.

Stir in chocolate chips then bake for about 15 minutes.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup vanilla sugar (see my recipe or just add some vanilla extract)
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch each of salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    Mix together coconut butter, vanilla sugar, eggs and salt. Stir in coconut, flax, and whole wheat flour, then mix in the chocolate chips. Drop batter in spoon-sized mounds on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet.

    Total Time: 45 minutes
    Yield: 12-16 cookies
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    7 Responses to “Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut”

    1. Editorial Team | Healthy Aperture November 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

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    2. sara December 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

      These cookies look awesome! I got some coconut oil for a curry recipe recently and this looks like a great way to use up some of the extra!

      • Barb December 13, 2011 at 9:48 am #

        Thanks, Sara! Coconut oil is a great alternative to butter. I like to use it in most of my baking.

        • Kwiyoung July 19, 2012 at 10:22 am #

          I’m a fan of your blog and recipes now! Do you use coconut oil to sub butter in the exact amounts? I.e. if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter then use 1/2 cup of coconut oil?

          • Barb July 19, 2012 at 10:36 am #

            Awesome, thanks so much! Yes I substitute coconut oil for butter in the exact amounts. In some cases I use half coconut oil, half butter.

            • Kwiyoung December 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

              Thanks for the answer. I finally made these cookies and they are delicious! Please post more low-gluten or gluten-free recipes. Thank you!

            • Barb December 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

              Awesome! So happy you enjoyed them. I’ll definitely keep your low-gluten/gluten-free requests in mind 🙂

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