Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sharing my coconut oil chocolate chip cookies today! Whip up a batch of my Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies for your favorite cookie flavor without all the calories! Healthy has never tasted so good.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

The term “healthier” has different definitions to different people, agreed?  I substituted coconut oil for butter and used white whole wheat flour therefore I am calling these my “healthier” cookie 🙂  

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coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Grab some coconut oil and add it into a bowl.

How to Make Healthier Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.

  2. Place softened coconut oil into a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugars, beating until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.

  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips, stirring until dough forms.

  4. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, placing 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve and enjoy.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Add your sugars.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

One egg please 🙂

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Add-in the pure vanilla extract and give a good mix.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Once you’ve mixed the ingredients. Add in Gold Medal Flour’s white whole wheat flour. White whole wheat has the same nutritional value as regular whole wheat but is better for baking due to it’s taste.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Time for the chocolate! I used semi-sweet.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

My favorite part 🙂  Gimmie that dough!

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Scoop your dough onto your favorite baking sheet.

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

I love the texture that the coconut oil gives these cookies. You still get the crispy buttery-like edges with soft centers. Enjoy!!

coconut oil chocolate chip cookies

Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies Image

Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whip up a batch of my Healthier Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies for your favorite cookie flavor without all the calories! Healthy has never tasted so good.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 136kcal
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil virgin
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper
  • Place softened coconut oil into a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugars, beating until well combined.
  • Add egg and vanilla, beating well.
  • Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips, stirring until dough forms.
  • Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, placing 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.
  • Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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81 Responses
  1. Shena

    I have made probably a dozen batches of these and they’re AMAZING! I was curious if you’ve ever added other ingredients – like peanut butter, cocoa powder for double fudge? I wanted to branch out but keep it healthy like these ones! This recipie has seriously changed me! Thank you!

  2. Lynette Evans-Tiernan

    LOVE this recipe with a few modifications (olive oil instead of coconut oil, 1/2 cup of brown sugar without granulated sugar, and addition of 1 TBSP each of flax seed and chia seeds. It’s fast and super easy to mix up when you need a chocolate fix. I only get 15 cookies when I use my medium sized cookie scoop. I have no idea how you get 2 dozen cookies from this recipe (unless they are biet size).

  3. Kristen Assell

    Is the quantity right for chocolate chips? I doubled these and still found a cup and quarter to be sufficient and on the heavy end for the chips. Pretty much all sugar and oil between chips and sugars. Its a great base recipe but if anyone wants a lower sugar option, I used Just 1/2 cup coconut sugar and half the amount of chips and it was still super yummy and very sweet!

  4. Erin

    could the granulated sugar be left out without affecting the final product too much? we have cut granulated sugar from our kitchen. should we sub with honey/syrup, or do you think it could be left out altogether? thanks! they sound delicious!

  5. Pat

    My daughter and I just made these and they are absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written. I have never baked with coconut oil before. Great idea! Thanks!

  6. Jenny

    I looking for a recipe with coconut, dried cherries and chocolate chips, using coconut oil.
    I used your recipe and added 1/2cup flaked coconut and 1/2 cup dried cherries. Just took the first batch out of oven.
    Amazing!
    May have to adjust time.
    They would be very good with chopped almonds but my husband is allergic to nuts.

  7. Jeannie

    These cookies were outstanding..i too am trying hard to eat healthy.. I love they r made with coconut oil….mix was kinda dry so I added anither egg… I might not of measured correctly.. I have a bad habit of that

  8. Rebecca

    I just happened to google the ingredients I had and found your recipe. My husband and I love the cookies. Thank you for posting this!

  9. Vickie

    Just made a batch. Used 2 tbsp butter and rest coconut oil. I grind my own flour so that adds some nutrition. We devoured them. My kids loved helping from start to finish including clean-up. Thanks for a great cookie recipe the whole family loved.

  10. Jaime

    I just made these & oh my they are really good!! I also used Flax Seed instead of the egg so I figured that makes them even healthier?? 🙂

  11. I have to tell you, I just made these today, and they are THE BEST cookies I’ve ever tasted, and I can’t believe I made them in my own kitchen. So easy to make, and so delish! Thank you thank you thank you! – Sam

  12. Isabel

    Just finished making these a few minutes ago!! They turned out fabulous. Love the healthy additions, this was the first recipe that came up when I looked for healthy choc chip cookies. So happy it did. Thank you!!!

  13. Katie Hatch

    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! I made them today with my 4 year old and they were such a HIT! So yummy and you’d never guess they are a healthier version. I usually make the crisco recipe which is NOT in any way shape or form healthy, LOL, so thank you!:)

  14. Marlena

    I substituted the egg with ground flaxseed and water. These turned out fabulous. I wasnt sure I could make cookies like this so im ever so thankful for your blog.
    🙂

  15. Chloe

    These sound so good! I’ll have to make these tonight! Do you think I could subsitute whole wheat flour for oat flour instead? And substitute honey for the white sugar? Thanks!!

    1. Extra virgin works also. If you’re wondering, research has shown that there isn’t a difference between “extra virgin” and “virgin” for coconuts. We do buy coconut oil designated “raw”. 🙂

  16. Stephanie

    Oh my goodness!!! I just made these, and they are fantastic! My husband and 2 1/2 year old daughter keep asking for more…guess I should have waited until AFTER dinner to make them! 🙂 My only regret is that they are so good, I can’t guarantee I’ll do well with portion control! Thanks for sharing these. I just found your site, so I can’t wait to try more of your yummy recipes!

  17. Michaela

    I love that you’re obsessed with coconut oil like me! I even use coconut sugar though I dont find its good with cookies. They always turn out flat. I love making cookies with coconut oil. I will def be making these next! I like used the mini-chipits because you seem to get way more chocolate!

  18. Tracy

    Oh, CURSE you coconut allergy!! One of my kids has a coconut allergy, which makes me SO sad that I can’t embrace the new healthier cooking trend with coconut oil? Do you have any other suggestions for replacing the butter to make it healthier??

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