These are my go-to healthyish chocolate chip cookies! They are gluten-free & vegan, but are not like your normal gluten-free cookies. No more hard cookies that break your teeth or leave crumbs all over the place. These are super soft and chewy and will be hard to eat just one!

Check out my quick recipe tutorial for the yummy cookies below!

I would rather snack on something salty than sweet any day of the week, but when it comes to these melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookies, they win every time!

With this recipe I love being able to indulge on chocolate while still feeling like it’s a relatively healthyish choice. You would never be able to tell there is applesauce in this dessert and it’s so much healthier than throwing in a stick of butter like most recipes call for. I am also a huuuge fan of coconut (except for shredded, that texture…YUCK) and so I love the subtle taste you get from the coconut oil and milk.

My sister-in-laws tried this recipe and loved it so much one of them had me make them for her to eat as her “first meal” after giving birth, haha! I thought about calling these Birthing Cookies (JOKING), but figured that sounded slightly unappetizing. Anyways, I’m drooling just from looking at these photos and have convinced myself I deserve to go make a batch of these beauties. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think in the comments down below!


screenshot the recipe!

Healthyish Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Category: dessert

Cuisine: gluten free, vegan

Healthyish Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, solid (unmelted)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips if vegan), divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  3. Add all ingredients coconut oil through vanilla extract to a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the coconut milk and apple sauce and whisk until well combined; set aside.
  5. In another bowl, add the dry ingredients; whisk to combine.
  6. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until all ingredients are combined.
  7. Add in the chocolate chips to the thick batter and fold till desired consistency.
  8. Place 2 tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheet and lightly press down on top of cookies (they don't expand much in the oven, so create your desired shape before baking).
  9. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the centers have set.
  10. Cool cookies on the baking stone for 10 minutes before transferring them.

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