This post has two sections. The first half has 9 Clean Eating Cookies Recipes of all types and the second half has only chocolate chip cookies. They are all so yummy you can’t resist them. You have to try them all!
Making and eating cookies, if you are on a Clean Eating diet, can be quite confusing and a little difficult to understand. There are many different kinds of Clean Eating flour and some you can make yourself just by taking ingredients like almonds, oats, and cashews and blending them in your blender into flour.
For the purpose of this post, I decided to stick with flours that most people already have sitting in their cupboards or are easy to get. Also, flour that are less expensive and more easily affordable and accessible. That’s why I stuck with quite a few recipes that use whole wheat flour.
Spelt flour is one of my favorite flours too. It is not technically gluten-free and for these purposes, it doesn’t need to be. I like spelt flour because it is more easily digestible and less offensive to your stomach. Even though I am supposed to eat gluten-free, I find that I can eat spelt flour and be just fine.
Something to note is that when eating clean and using oats, always either use old fashioned oats or steel-cut oats. I know some people that eat clean or think they are eating clean that eat quick oats. Quick oats are not clean. Why? Because they have been processed more times that old fashioned oats, that why they are smaller and cook faster.
Because they have been processed more, more of the vitamins and minerals and good stuff has disappeared. If you want the oats for a specific recipe to be smaller all you have to do is put them in the blender and pulse them for a few seconds and they will be a lot smaller. Don’t blend them too long or you’ll end up with oat flour. Read more details of how to make oat flour here.
5 of these Clean Eating cookie recipes are made with whole wheat flour. You can’t really substitute whole wheat flour straight across from a regular flour recipe.
The texture of whole wheat flour is more course and it doesn’t taste as good. That’s why you need to just use these recipes I have here because they have been tried and tested and proven to be successful using these other kinds of flour.
The question is – what flours are Clean Eating? Basically, you have to read the labels and make sure they are whole grains. I found a blog post that I think is awesome. She explains very well how to decide if certain flours and many other things are actually clean eating. Please check it out, it’s called The Gracious Pantry.
I also added a new aspect to this post, underneath the title for each recipe I added the main ingredient in the recipe. I’m hoping it will help you choose the recipes you want to check out without having to spend a lot of time clicking on each one to see what the main ingredients are. Let me know if you like these clean eating cookie recipes.
You may also like these recipes:
Clean Eating Cookies
1. Cranberry Macadamia Nut Clean Eating Cookies – The Gracious Pantry
Quinoa Flour – Dried Cranberries – Macadamia Nuts
I love those macadamia nut cookies with white chocolate that they sell at Costco. So I decided to make a somewhat similar copycat recipe, but a much healthier version. This is what I came up with.
2. Ridiculously Healthy Carrot & Oat Cookies – Kitchen @ Hoskins
Carrots – Dates – Banana – Old Fashioned Oats – Walnuts
These cookies are ridiculously healthy, made with 6 ingredients that are wholesome. They are also an easy to make and a good go-to recipe when you get a cookie craving
3. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – Leelalicious
Coconut Sugar – Coconut Oil – Spelt Flour – Oats – Raisins
Oatmeal raisin cookies are my favorite especially if you add chocolate chips. These are soft and chewy, clean and absolutely delicious.
4. No-Bake Cookies – Get Inspired Everyday
Coconut Milk – Cacao Powder – Coconut Oil – Coconut Sugar – Shredded Coconut – Big Flake Coconut – Walnuts – Almond Butter
My brothers used to make no-bake cookies every Sunday it seemed like. They are so easy to make even a little child can make them and you don’t even have to turn on the oven. This is a healthier version than the ones my brothers used to make.
5. 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips – My Natural Family
Natural Peanut Butter – Coconut Sugar & Date Molasses OR Unsulphured Molasses OR Raw Honey – Egg – Baking Soda – Dark Chocolate Chips
These days 5 ingredient peanut butter cookies are very popular and easy to find. I like that they are clean and gluten-free. What I didn’t like about all the recipes I found stated specifically to not use natural peanut butter. I don’t eat peanut butter that isn’t natural. It’s not healthy at all. It’s full of unhealthy oils and if you’ve ever looked at the ingredients, sugar is the second ingredient on the list.
It so messes with my blood sugar which is not good. I was determined to come up with a good peanut butter cookie recipe made with natural peanut butter. I spent a lot of time experimenting and these cookies are the delicious result. The most important thing I discovered is that you have to stir the peanut butter really well. I mix mine with an electric mixer with one beater or my stick blender right in the bottle.
6. Cranberry Jam Thumbprint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – Butter – Milk (Use Whole Raw Milk if you can) – Coconut sugar – Cranberry Jam (Recipe Included)
These chewy cookies have a fresh fruit jam filling. They are perfect for pretty much any holiday and only 45 calories. They won’t last long at your house, they don’t mine.
7. Healthy Samoa Cookie Scones – Amy’s Healthy Baking
White Whole Wheat flour – Butter – Greek Yogurt – Caramel Sauce (Recipes Included) Milk (Use Whole Raw Milk if you can) – Shredded Unsweetened Coconut – Coconut Extract – Cocoa Powder – Honey
If you love those Samoa Girl Scout cookies but want a healthy version, then this is the recipe for you. They are so tender, packed with protein and really easy to make
8. Clean Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour – Butter – Coconut Sugar – Raspberry Jam (Recipe Included)
These cookies have a buttery flavor with homemade raspberry jam filling. They are chewy and soft and very addictive. Nobody will believe that they don’t have any refined sugar or flour.
9. Fudgy Triple Chocolate Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat White Flour – Cocoa Powder – Butter – Coconut Sugar – Dark Chocolate Chips – Miniature Chocolate Chips
These cookies are full of two kinds of chocolate chips and it’s a really easy recipe. These cookies are really chewy and only 103 calories. If you adore chocolate you’ll love these.
9 Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know that Clean Eating sure is healthy, but sometimes it is also a lot more work to make cookies from scratch. Rather than just picking up a package at the local grocery store, mixing it up and baking it. But I can say that it is worth it in the end. I know that I certainly feel a lot better when I eat Clean. All those preservatives aren’t good for you and they make me feel awful. I also know that everything I make that is Clean sure does taste a lot better too. I don’t even to look at a store-bought cookie anymore. I think they are disgusting. Just think about how old they are, the only reason they aren’t rotten is that of all the preservatives in them. Disgusting!
When my mother grew up, her mother made everything from scratch almost. That was back before a lot of things were available pre-packaged at the stores. My mother grew up on homemade whole wheat bread, homemade cookies made with wholewheat flour (which she ground herself into flour). Milk straight from the cow and eggs my mother gathered from the chicken nests herself. They even ate the chickens they killed and cleaned from the farm. Those were the days.
My mother remembers that what they called store-bought bread was like candy to her. My mother loved it, even craved it, and that is because they never had it. She only remembers the brand Wonder Bread with the red, yellow and blue balloons on the white plastic package. On the other hand, my mother also remembers all the work it took to make a big batch of homemade bread once a week, which basically took the whole day. She remembers having to clean out the guts from the inside of a chicken.
Her family planted an acre of garden and weeded it and watered it and picked the vegetables and froze and canned them. Then there were her brother and father that had to milk the cows twice a day, every day – no days off there. If you wanted to go out of town you had to find someone else to milk the cows for you.
She used to make her own butter from the fresh milk they got from the cows. She also made homemade cottage cheese, now that is one thing she didn’t like homemade, store-made is much creamier. The texture of homemade cottage cheese is awful. It certainly was a way of life and a whole lot of work. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
The point to all this is that we don’t have to do all the work to still have good clean homemade cookies. We can buy whole wheat flour from the store already ground. Of course, it isn’t as fresh and some of the nutrients have escaped by the time the flour gets to the store and you get it home. You can buy good, fresh butter from the store. I have seen fresh homemade butter in my local grocery store made by the Amish. It sure does look good and looks just like the butter my Grandma used to make. A lot less work too. We can buy raw whole milk from the store too, don’t have to milk those cows either. It’s not as fresh though and actually a lot more expensive.
Anyway, have I made anyone want to go out and buy a farm with some cows and chickens and plant a huge garden? It can be done, it has been done for centuries and it certainly is a fun way of life. You’ll never have to go to the gym again, you get all of the exercise you’ll ever need just working on the farm to put dinner on the table.
Just to make myself clear, my mother’s life was great, but I am sure glad I can go to the store and buy good Clean Eating ingredients to make my Clean Eating Cookies Recipes. I hope you like my good Clean Eating Cookies Recipes. I have a lot of other clean eating dessert recipes you won’t want to miss so I’m making it easy for you to find them.
1. Flourless Chocolate Chip Marshmallow White Bean Cookies – My Natural Family
Great Northern Beans – Marshmallows – Chocolate Chips – Almond Butter – Maple Syrup – Cornstarch – Marshmallows – Dark Chocolate Chips
Yes, these are made with navy beans! Think about it, how could gluten-free cookies get any better? They couldn’t. The beans make it so you don’t need flour plus they make them really moist and give them a lot of protein. Better yet they look like “normal” chocolate chip cookies. That is really important especially for children because they won’t eat anything that doesn’t look like they think it should.
2. 5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips – See Above
3. Dark Chocolate Cheesecake Thumbprint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Greek Yogurt – Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese – Stevia – White Whole Wheat Flour – Cocoa Powder – Coconut Sugar
The cheesecake filling makes these rich chocolate cookies something to rave about. If you’ve never used white whole wheat flour you really should try it. It’s made out of finely ground white wheat that is just like whole wheat flour but it’s white. White whole wheat flour has a finer texture and a lighter taste very similar to regular all-purpose flour. But it still has all of the same health benefits. I buy the white wheat and grind it into flour myself just like it do my whole wheat.
4. Healthy Homemade Bear Paws Cookies – The Fit Housewife
Coconut Oil – Palm Sugar – Unsweetened Applesauce – Whole Wheat Flour – Use Old Fashioned Rolled Oats – Chia Seeds – Chocolate Chips
Instead of buying Bear Paws cookies in the store and feeding you and your family stuff like palm oil, sugar and dextrose, make these healthy clean cookies. Make a big batch and put some in the freezer. They would be great for kid’s lunches. Just take one out of the freezer, put it in their lunch box. It will be thawed and ready to eat when lunchtime comes.
5. Spelt Chocolate Chip Cookies – Leela Licious
Coconut Sugar – Coconut Oil – Spelt Flour – Dark Chocolate Chips
These are made with good wholesome ingredients that will satisfy your sweet cravings, yet they are still delicious. More important, they are totally clean. Made with spelt flour, my all-time favorite clean eating flour with unrefined sugar and coconut oil.
6. Clean Eating Chocolate Chip Cookies – Eat Yourself Skinny
Whole Wheat Flour – Almond Flour – Coconut Oil – Honey – Dark Chocolate Chips
Here is a good alternative to chocolate chip cookies stuffed with refined sugar, butter, and white flour. These are made with good wholesome ingredients. They are actually somewhat healthy and no flavor is sacrificed that’s for sure.
7. Triple Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking
Whole Wheat Flour – Cocoa Powder – Coconut Sugar – Dark Chocolate Chips – Peppermint Extract
This kind of cookies have the same texture as brownies. They are fudgy like with three kinds of chocolate and a sweet peppermint flavor. They are perfect for Christmas or any other time for that matter. But what they are most of all is a chocoholic’s dream come true.
8. Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie – Well Plated
Chickpeas – Old Fashioned Oats – Natural Peanut Butter – Maple Syrup – Milk – Chocolate Chips
Bet you never new chickpeas could taste so good! They a new dimension of moistness and protein. Plus what could be better than peanut butter and chocolate together. Just make sure you buy clean chocolate chips. That means no semi-sweet chocolate, it is processed. Buy only dark chocolate chips, I like the Enjoy Life brand.
9. Chocolate Chip Cookies – I Food Real
Butter – Coconut Oil – Maple Syrup – Whole Wheat or Spelt Flour – Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
These are somewhat versatile meaning that you can change out some of the ingredients if you want to. Just use what you have on hand if that’s what you prefer. The maple syrup and honey can be interchanged, so can the spelt flour and the whole wheat flour and coconut butter and butter. They will turn out more cakey than chewy but they are still really good.