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. laurie

    Just made these and they’re terrific – maybe even better than butter. Used whole wheat pastry flour and dark chocolate chips. Thanks – this is a good one!

    1. Jenny

      Thanks Lisa! Hope you are doing well. Love seeing your cute family on Instagram. Mason is getting soooo big! Crazy how fast time goes 🙂 xo

    1. Jenny

      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”. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. Paula – bell’alimento

    I need a couple of these babies! And they are healthy too, so I can have a few! They look scrumptious!

  4. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    What! 100% whole wheat AND you used coconut oil? These totally count as healthy. LOVE this post!

  5. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons

    Hands-down my favorite oil to bake with! The cookies look fantastic! I make so many for friends that I’m starting to think a baking mat and scoop might need to find their way into my kitchen sometime soon!

  6. Nikki @Seeded at the Table

    I recently used coconut oil instead of butter in my favorite CCC recipe, too! (After much convincing from my healthy mother-in-law.) The cookies were surprisingly even better! 🙂 Now I’ll have to try using whole wheat flour!

  7. Madison

    I have not baked with coconut oil before but it’s worth a try FOR SURE now! YUM! These not look like the typical healthy cookies–they actually look good! 😉

  8. 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!

    1. Jenny

      Hi Debbie, you can get coconut oil at most grocery stores now, but for sure healthier grocery stores. Hope you enjoy!

  9. Rachel @ Bakerita

    These look delicious!! I love using coconut oil in cookies, and since these are “healthy”, I can totally eat more than I usually would. Score! 😀

  10. Julie @ Table for Two

    I love that these are healthier and are made with whole wheat and bunch of healthy ingredients! So good!

  11. 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??

  12. Molly Carter

    Beautiful! I have coconut oil in my pantry, but have never baked with it. I’ll definitely give these a try soon. Are you going to BlogHer Food in Miami this year, Jenny? xoxo

  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I love baking with coconut oil and your cookies look fabulous! They’re healthy so I’d like at least 5 🙂 pinned

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