Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Craving for chocolate chip cookies but you're on Paleo? Cut back on sugar and dairy while satisfying your sweet cravings with these delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo-friendly chocolate chip pumpkin cookies! My goodness, this recipe is a hit in my own home; the kids can't get enough of 'em, perfect for fussy eaters. The best thing about these dairy-free cookies is that they taste even better than store-bought ones, I mean it!

One thing to remember though, these cookies are best served freshly baked. Paleo cookies tend to dry out much faster than regular cookies. Also, if you want a grain-free version of this recipe, you can make your own baking powder from scratch or use grain-free baking powder instead of regular baking powder. Let's start baking!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Calories: 132 kcal

Serving: 16 cookies (depending on the size)

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ​1 cup almond powder
  • ​1/3 cup tapioca flour
  • ​1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ​2 tablespoon apple sauce
  • ​2 tablespoon raw honey
  • ​1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ​½ teaspoon salt
  • ​½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ​½ teaspoon baking powder (go grain-free if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup Paleo chocolate chips


Step 1: To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.

In a mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients first: baking powder, baking soda, tapioca flour, almond flour, pumpkin pie spice, and salt and whisk well. In a separate bowl, prep the wet mixture: egg, applesauce, honey, oil, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. Mix until the wet ingredients are smooth and nicely blended.

Step 2: Incorporate the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, mixing well with a whisk until well blended. Add the chocolate chip cookies and continue mixing.

Step 3: With your lined baking sheet, scoop about two tablespoonful of cookie dough onto the baking sheet, keeping each scoop about 2 inches apart. Once done, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 8 to 9 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve the cookies warm and keep the rest in an airtight container.

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