I have the perfect Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookie for you! This grain-free and gluten-free recipe is the perfect healthy treat.

cassava chocolate chip cookies with milk

Healthier Cookies

I got of ton of inspiration on healthy baking during the interview I did with Chef Vanessa Musi. She and I bonded over our love for cassava flour, and she reminded me that coconut sugar is a lower-glycemic option too. Actually, in that episode, Vanessa specifically mentioned a brand of coconut sugar that includes fiber and prebiotics, but for this recipe I used just plain coconut sugar.

cassava flour cookies on sheet

My recipe for cassava flour chocolate chip cookies comes together easily and quickly, and only needs 16-18 minutes to bake.

cassava flour chocolate chip cookies cooling

I continue to be astounded how well cassava flour subs for regular flour, and in this case it created a light and fluffy cookie batch that disappeared almost as quickly as it was made.

cassava chocolate chip cookies up close

I added some peppermint extract because, honestly, how could I resist chocolate + peppermint? And resist I did not, ha ha!

cassava chocolate chip cookie bite

I’ll be making another batch this weekend, washed down with a big glass of almond milk.

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Here’s the printable recipe:


Grain-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

cassava chocolate chip cookies on tray

I have the perfect cassava flour chocolate chip cookie recipe! This grain-free and gluten-free recipe uses cassava flour is the perfect treat.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Grain-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 2/3 cup cassava flour
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons arrowroot flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ghee, melted
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the cassava flour, almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder, and coconut sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Use a whisk to make sure the dry ingredients are well combined.
  3. Then, add the ghee, applesauce, egg, and peppermint extract (optional) to the dry ingredients and use a spatula to stir it well.
  4. Pour in the chocolate chips and stir one last time.
  5. Use a tablespoon or small measuring cup to portion out the cookies onto the baking sheet. You will have about 15 cookies total.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until the cookies are browned on top, but not burned.
  7. Transfer the cookies to a drying rack to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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