soft batch chocolate chip cookie recipe (egg-free, grain-free, gluten-free)

by purelytwins

Hey luvs,

Not only did we have a fabulous weekend full of yummy cupcakes and desserts, but we have a super delicious cookie recipe for you!

Are you ready? Who else loves soft-batch cookies?

Growing up it was a favorite store bought cookie of ours. Now today we have a homemade recipe for our beloved soft batch cookies.

Soft batch chocolate chip cookie recipe that is gluten-free, egg-free, grain-free and soy-free.

Not sure what it was about those cookies but all during high school we were obsessed. At volleyball camps we would always have those with us. Our best friend Alyson can attest to that as she loved them too.

Now these cookies we are sharing today are soft. They are ourΒ mockΒ version of the soft batch chocolate chip cookies that we grew up loving.

soft batch plantain cookiesSeriously the best soft cookies ever, right here.

These mock soft batch cookies are upgraded.

Upgraded to meet our current palate needs. No white flour… but plantains…yes. No white sugar…but plantains and coconut sugar as sweetness…yes. Β No fake butter….but a mix of coconut oil and ghee…yes.

plantain chocolate chip grain free cookies

We were screaming with excitement when these cookies came out of the oven.

How warm and soft these chocolate chip cookies were, just perfect! Melt-in-your-mouth.

Can’t stop after one cookie. Nope. Need a few πŸ™‚

soft batch chocolate chip grain free cookies

Friends now here are some soft batch chocolate chip cookies that are homemade. Made with extra love πŸ™‚

With our upgraded ingredients we find these cookies to be the perfect soft, cake-like, yet dense cookie. Ready to get to baking? Hope so!

chocolate chip soft batch gluten free cookies

Here is our recipe for our newest cookie love.

And yes they are made from plantains if you were wondering. We are the #plantainqueens after all. It would be just wrong if we were not to create a cookie recipe with plantains in them. Plus we have to keep adding to our plantain love recipe collection.

There is no denying how much we love cookies and plantains. And putting them together…marvelous!

Phenomenal grain-free and egg-free cookies if we say so ourselves.


soft batch chocolate chip cookie recipe (egg-free, grain-free, gluten-free)

A healthy version of soft baked chocolate chip cookies using plantains and coconut sugar. Egg and grain free chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  • Yield: makes about 14-16 cookies 1x


  • 1 ripe plantain (black/brown/yellow) – about a medium to large -7 oz peeled
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot
  • 2 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoon coconut sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee (if using coconut oil, use more semi-solid)
  • 23 tablespoon chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Peel plantain. Roughly chop and then puree in blender. Then add in remaining ingredients except chocolate chips. Blend until batter is combined and smooth. Pour into a large bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Scoop cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and press cookies down. Makes about 14-16 cookies. Bakes 10-12 minutes.

Do yourself a favor and make yourself these soft batch plantain chocolate chip cookies.

Promise they will be worth it!

till next time,




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Lola C. July 29, 2013 - 10:16 am

Oh yay!! I just found plaintains at the market and your blog inspired me to picked up a couple. I have never experimented with plantains before. How do you know when they are ripe?

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Lola awesome, check out this post where we talk more about plantains

Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl July 29, 2013 - 10:37 am

I just bought some plantains this weekend, so I could see what all the fuss is about!! πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to make these cookies!!

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Kim awesome! enjoy, you will love plantains

Lisa July 29, 2013 - 10:44 am

Oooh exciting! Another egg free recipe! I love these, they look absolutely amazing!
And I’m not even the biggest cookie fan. The best thing about egg free cookies, is being able to eat the raw batter;) Sometimes I like that even better than the cookies themselves.

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Lisa oh yes, raw cookie dough is the best!

Lucie@FtiSwissChick July 29, 2013 - 10:46 am

Oh my gosh, they look heavenly!! I SO want on right now πŸ™‚
Let’s see if I am lucky again with a plantain find tonight and they will be in my oven!

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Lucia hope you can find a plantain!

HeeJue Hong July 29, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Can I use bananas?

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 2:31 pm

You could always try.

amanda jewell July 29, 2013 - 12:36 pm

man oh man oh man

these look GOOOOOOOD!

Erica July 29, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Can’t wait to try this goodness

Taylor @ July 29, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Soft batch cookies are the best! Reminds me of my childhood, my grandma would always have them in the house. my fav.

sarah July 29, 2013 - 1:39 pm

So are you guys just trying to create a plantain version of ALL THE FOODS, lol…I wonder what’s next ( plantain english muffin perhaps?)?
Hehee, I love it. I actually tried my very 1st plantain because of you. And now? I’m hooked.
I’ve been making plantain bread with egg whites and coconut flour, then spreading it THICKLY ( I like to douse my food in coconut oil, it’s just too delicious) with coconut oil & a sprinkling of cinnamon, pink himalayan sea salt & truvia. Umm best.snack.ever.

These cookies look perfect!

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Sarah haha awesome.

Christa @ Edible Balance July 29, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Honestly, it just had to be done. Can’t wait to make these! I’m going to try them out with lucuma in place of coconut sugar. Still trying to avoid sugars, I’m sure it will work great!

elise July 29, 2013 - 3:11 pm

im thinking the crazy brown bananas on my counter have a decided future now…

yummmmm πŸ™‚

jodye @ chocolate and chou flour July 29, 2013 - 3:54 pm

I have always been a fan of softer cookies, and who doesn’t love a good batch of chocolate chip cookies!? I’ve been trying to decide which of your plantain recipes to try first, and i think this one just won!

Jessica July 29, 2013 - 9:02 pm

I’m not a particular fan of plantains, but I do love bananas. Can I use a banana instead??

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 9:10 pm

Jessica you could always try.

purelytwins July 29, 2013 - 9:10 pm

you can try.

lindsay July 29, 2013 - 10:00 pm

i might just have to make these for me.. no one else. Just cause

Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile July 29, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Healthy cookies and chocolate chip at that = SCORE! So happy that you guys healthified this recipe! I love chocolate chip cookies but they are so bad for you. I’ll definitely try these and comment again when I do! πŸ™‚

Louiseco July 30, 2013 - 6:40 am

These look delicious! I love soft cookies. I’ll be giving these a try this weekend i think πŸ˜‰

Emma July 30, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Wow girls, these sound fab. I’m definitely a soft cookie kind of girl πŸ™‚ I really need to get on this plantain bandwagon too. I’ve only eaten them sliced and sautΓ©ed in coconut oil, which is still tasty but you’ve shown they’re far more versatile!

Meagan August 1, 2013 - 4:28 pm

Ladies!! These look so lovely πŸ™‚ I’m so impressed πŸ™‚

purelytwins August 1, 2013 - 6:15 pm

thanks Meagan

Coco August 3, 2013 - 9:28 am

These look great ladies!!

Millie August 6, 2013 - 2:05 pm

I just made these…I used 1/2 a banana that I mashed instead of sugar and raisins instead of chocolate chips. So yummy…the four year old I work with loves them too! Thanks for a great recipe…like always.

purelytwins August 6, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Awesome Millie!! glad you guys enjoyed the recipe

Sandra August 7, 2013 - 11:06 am

what type of chocolate chips do u use for this recipe please? looks divine πŸ™‚

purelytwins August 7, 2013 - 11:12 am

we use Enjoy Life chocolate chips πŸ˜‰

Sandra August 7, 2013 - 12:17 pm

Could I use 2 tablespoon of cornstarch instead of arrowroot? And for the hemp protein what brand do u use is it a powder? I use sun warrior would that work? Thank you here from u soon πŸ™‚ <3 luv ya girls!

purelytwins August 7, 2013 - 12:23 pm

Yes can use cornstarch and for the hemp protein we like Nutiva’s brand. You can try sunwarrior brown rice, it may result in a different flavor and texture for the cookies.

Sarah August 20, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Okay, you guys. THESE. ARE. BRILLIANT. And oh, so delicious! These just came out of the oven and are currently being eaten by me like there’s no tomorrow. The texture is perfect! I don’t have the best blender, so there ended up being chunks left in the batter (even though I though it looked fully pureed), but that ended up being one of my favorite parts! Pillowy plantain chunks in my chocolate chip cookies…YUM!

purelytwins August 20, 2013 - 7:57 pm

awesome Sarah, so happy to hear it!!! YUMMM

jen September 6, 2013 - 8:17 pm

girls, i have been following your blog for a few months and love it. i have also been eating lots of plantains (i added some to my adzuki and kimchi stir-fry) lately. i just made a batch of these cookies. i started with 1. then 2…and now i cannot quit eating. and they are full of great ingredients, so i don’t feel bad about eating an extra 1 or 2 ;). this recipe is SO SO good. great job.

purelytwins September 6, 2013 - 9:39 pm

awesome Jen so happy to hear it πŸ™‚ thank you for the sweet words!! so happy you are loving our cookies – oh yes we eat the whole batch they are soo good πŸ™‚

Meg September 11, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Just made these awesome cookies. Added 1tbs coconut sugar and a few drops of stevia because my plantain was very ripe. Great work. Also picked up a copy of your Smores cookbook. So inspiring. Keep the paleo friendly egg free recipes coming!

purelytwins September 11, 2013 - 2:23 pm

Glad you enjoyed them Meg! And thank you for the support.

Cassandra January 28, 2014 - 11:53 am

Just made the egg-free, grain-free ones and they are awesome! Thanks for introducing me to new ways to eat plantains! πŸ™‚

Marisa February 19, 2014 - 12:19 pm

You two really are the realness! These cookies were easy to make and were DEVOURED in a matter in 3 minutes…by my meat eating, health food despising partner…I didn’t even have the heart to tell him that these consisted mainly of plantains(which you have officially hooked me on)! I also replaced the plantain with banana when I was short a plantain and they turned out AMAZINGLY! THANK YOU!

purelytwins February 19, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Marisa xoxo thank you so much for your sweet comment!!! and so happy to hear you enjoyed the cookies and yay for plantains

Guahan March 14, 2014 - 9:25 am

Will this recipe work without arrowroot?

purelytwins March 14, 2014 - 2:10 pm

you can give it a try and see, we are not sure.

Kathleen Helms March 21, 2014 - 1:00 pm

I am making these tonight. Do they taste as good with carob chips?

purelytwins March 21, 2014 - 4:51 pm

Kathleen if you like carob chips then yes they should be fine.

Carmen March 29, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Lovely recipe. Do you think these would work if I substituted more arrowroot flour instead of the coconut flour?

purelytwins March 29, 2014 - 4:51 pm

not really sure, we think that would still work

Lina | StrictlyDelicious October 2, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Carmen, I was wondering the same thing! Did you try it?

Lauren February 16, 2015 - 4:13 pm

Yay!!! I have tried lots of grain-free dairy-free egg-free baked goods with little success. These were delicious! Definitely will be making these many more times!
Also, I subbed honey for the coconut sugar and it worked fine.

purelytwins February 16, 2015 - 7:19 pm

Lauren so happy to hear you enjoyed these cookies one of our favs! and so happy it worked with honey!

Carrie E March 5, 2015 - 9:11 pm

SO grateful to find these! Egg and grain free. Big smile on my face and yumminess in my tummy.

purelytwins March 5, 2015 - 9:50 pm

yay!! glad you found us too πŸ™‚ enjoy!

Jessie March 6, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Have you ever worked with plantain flour? Would they taste the same if used instead of actual plantain?

purelytwins March 6, 2015 - 7:48 pm

we just bought plantain flour to experiment with, so we will have to report back once we do!

Jessie March 7, 2015 - 10:16 pm

Great Thanks!

Jennifer March 22, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Why about plantain flour? I bought some on amazon and haven’t used it yet. Not even on ingredient list on feastie (am new to this site)

purelytwins March 22, 2015 - 7:57 pm

we are starting to experiment with plantain flour in our plantain recipes, we haven’t done this one yet

Molly June 11, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Hello! If I used Plantain Flour instead, do you happen to know how much flour to use and how many eggs (or water) for moisture?


purelytwins June 12, 2015 - 8:35 am

Try doing 1/2 cup plantain flour and you might need 1 egg or you could just add in some water or milk, do 1 tbsp at a time.

Katie January 22, 2016 - 2:10 pm

Just tried these. Turned out great!

purelytwins January 22, 2016 - 6:53 pm

yay glad you liked them!

Sarah July 16, 2016 - 10:14 pm

Nice job ladies! It’s so hard to find good aip baking recipes. I even subbed 1/2 the sugar for collagen peptides for an extra health boost and they’re still delicious! Thanks!

Also a helpful tip for anyone looking for plantains: I found the ‘natural’ grocery chains like whole foods and natural grocers sell these in very limited quantities and but I can always find them at Walmart or Hispanic grocers…usually way cheaper!

LC July 22, 2019 - 10:55 am


purelytwins August 2, 2019 - 10:08 pm

Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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