By Lisa

So, we just finished our first Paleo Challenge at Incendia. I’ve been working on the “Before” and “After” photo collages of all the participants and the results are just incredible. If I didn’t know better, I would think the results were “Photoshopped.” I love seeing the transformations and it makes my heart happy to see so many people try the Paleo lifestyle, even though it contradicts so much of what we’ve learned about nutrition throughout the years.

My first experience with the Paleo lifestyle came in the form of a 60 Day Challenge at CrossFit Fury that began in April 2012. I talk about it often to just about anyone that will listen, but that Paleo Challege completely changed my life. I went into the Challenge with the goal of weight loss – thinking I would stick out the 60 Days, lose some weight and go back to my old ways as soon as it was over. I was in it to win it and I was freaking strict on my Paleo those first 60 days. I probably lost about 15 pounds.

Once the Challenge was over, I was reluctant to “cheat” because I had worked so hard. But, something else happened. If I even put a non-Paleo item in my mouth, I had to deal with severe digestive issues. And, I mean severe. Turns out I’m Celiac, but even dairy jacks me up. 11 months later, I’m still strict Paleo, but I still have a wicked sweet tooth. So, I “cheat” Paleo now. This cookie recipe is one of my favs. I have modified over the last year and now it’s totally perfect (in my opinion). I hope if you cheat, you cheat Paleo, too. There are tasty Paleo options for every food desire you have. Promise. This is one:


  • 2 1/2 cups almond meal (Purchased in bulk at Sprouts to get an “oatmeal cookie” texture)
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (I like Sprouts when they have it, but usually just use Bob’s)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bag Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. Coat baking sheet with spray coconut oil.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the eggs, honey, and vanilla extract with a hand mixer.
  5. Pour dry ingredients slowly into wet ingredients and beat with mixer until combined.
  6. Add the melted coconut oil and mix until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop Tablespoon-size, very lightly pressed balls of cookie dough onto prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes.
  9. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!
Showing 11 comments
  • Michelle

    These are phenomenal! I’ve been looking for a cookie that my kids would enjoy as much as Nestle Toll House. These cookies are amazing. Thank you!

  • Antoinette

    Where can u buy the almond flour? Sprouts?

    • CrossFit Incendia

      Yes. I buy the almond meal in the bulk containers.

  • Laura

    Okay so I’m typing with one hand as my other is covered in chocolate chip dough. I accidentally used coconut flour. My dough is extremely dry and crumbly. Any suggestions?

    • CrossFit Incendia

      Coconut flour will dry it out. Maybe try more oil to coat the mixture? I only use 1/2 cup of coconut flour at the most and 2 1/2 cups of almond meal. The coconut flour rises; whereas, the almond meal stays pretty flat. Good luck! (You can always just eat the dough:)

  • Sylvie

    Stumbled on here during a google search, and I ended up using this recipe because it looked like a good mix of everything. Theses are AWESOME! Love them! I even freeze them so it would be more difficult to eat (and thus less tempting) but they’re even good frozen!

    The only change I made was using about 75% raw cocoa nibs and only 25% regular chocoloate chips…amazing 🙂

  • Shagane

    Thank you for the awesome recipe! To cut the cost i got amlond meal atTJ and it works just as well as almond flour!

  • Danielle

    These cookies are amazing! I make a triple batch and they we completely gone in two days, even the ones that the boys hid… Fantastic!

  • Charla

    Do you have nutritional information on these? I am wondering about carb count for my diabetic son. They sound delicious!

  • Risa

    These are delicious! Thank you for the great recipe.

  • St

    Winco also has bulk almond flour. Cheapest I’ve seen it