Paleo Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie (Dough)!

I have to admit something… I have an addiction. To this cookie/dough. I have been aching for a real chocolate chip cookie for awhile now but don’t want all the crazy ingredients that are usually involved and I didn’t want to make a batch because then I would eat WAY more than 1 AND buy flour (no thanks). Prior to paleo my FAVORITE thing ever was a fresh, warm chocolate chip cookie. I loved Subway cookies, Panera Bread cookies, Otis Spunkmeyer cookies… you name it, I probably ate it and LOVED it.

Welp. I have fixed my craving and then some. And by some I mean at least 5 times in the past week…

Less than 5 minutes until YOU can have this baby

I decided to call this recipe cookie “dough” because it doesn’t cook all the way through which means the entire middle is ooey gooey like warm cookie dough… which is the very best way to eat cookie dough in my humble opinion πŸ˜€ My favorite part is that it doesn’t have any maple syrup, coconut sugar, or honey for sweetener, only half a banana and the mini chips!

See the gooeyness?

You’ll want to make this and they you’ll want to keep making it… and then it will become a problem just like it has for me! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

On a totally un-cookie-related note, The Dr.’s graduation is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. Holy crap that came fast and there is so much to DO before he moves to NYC next month! I didn’t tell you guys that before but he is moving out to Manhattan for a year in only a few short weeks and I am messy about it. And by messy I mean I will probably become a pile of emotion in July so there may be more desserts during that time… Unless I do a Whole30 since I have a million weddings in August and one is in Mexico (bikini…). That might be a horrible idea because of the feels I will be experiencing, but we will see. Sorry I am rambling. Back to cookie dough, that always makes me feel better.

You may just have all the ingredients for this RIGHT NOW so give it a shot and let me know if you tweak it and it turns out even awesomer. Because if you make an awesomer version I want to also make it! And I am sure other readers do too!

OH YEAH! I almost forgot to tell you that you only haveΒ hoursΒ left to order The Fat-Burning Chef Cookbook for $27 ($20 off!) With all the amazing paleo bloggers and authors that contributed I promise it’s worth it! PLUS I haveΒ 4 recipes in there πŸ˜€ Click here to order it while it is on sale AND for a chance to win an iPad, pretty sweet.

Have a lovely rest of your weekend and try to say something nice to five strangers. It will make your day and theirs, promise!I have been trying to talk to as many strangers as possible recently and it really has made a big, positive difference!

Sweet Potatoes and Smiles,

The Freckled Foodie

Before nuking

Before biting… uh I mean after nuking

Excuse me while I just… quick…

Sorry I’m not sorry.

Paleo Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Total time:
  • Yield: Just you!
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: Dessert, Treat



  1. Mash banana into a ramekin or mug
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined
  3. Nuke for 1 minute 45 seconds and check for doneness, if you want the center really gooey you’re done
  4. Cook for another 15-30 seconds if you desire a more cooked cookie
  5. Dig in, I recommend a drizzle of cold coconut milk over the top!

Published on by

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments: 59

  1. Kel June 14, 2013 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Oh.Dear. Oh Dear dear dear!

    Good thing I actually have no bananas or almond butter at the moment!

    My BF lives 1200 miles away. I completely get how you are feeling.

    • thefreckledfoodie June 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm Reply

      I ran out of bananas or I would for sure make more… I even ran out of my frozen banana stash πŸ™‚
      The long distance thing is gonna be tough, but at least it’s not forever!

  2. Camille June 15, 2013 at 1:57 pm Reply

    That is one dangerous recipe, but oh my god it looks absolutely amazing!! Great idea, and thanks for posting something that you can enjoy all-natural without any added sweetener! Trying this ASAP.

    • thefreckledfoodie June 15, 2013 at 2:10 pm Reply

      Thanks, Camille! Hope you LOVE it (but don’t hate me if you can’t stop making it…)

      • Camille June 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm Reply

        Rachael, I made it, loved it, made it again, loved it more, made it once more (you warned about this in your post but for some reason I didn’t take it seriously…my bad), this time it got stolen right from under me by my boyfriend who loved it as well. So, about the 5th or 6th time around, I decided to post about it because the rest of the world must know – hope you like the post:
        Thanks for this recipe!! It might ruin our lives but chances are it’ll also make them sweeter in the process πŸ˜‰

        • thefreckledfoodie June 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm Reply

          You sound just like me! I made one the other night and the boyfriend came out of our bedroom like “what smells so good?” and I had to tell him I already ate it! He was a little upset to say the least πŸ™‚ I love your post and am thrilled you liked it enough to share!

  3. Selina June 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm Reply

    I was actually checking dessertstalker for some cake recipes and stumbled across this. It totally hit the spot tonight!…except for the part where we just got rid of our microwave and my oven is full of jerky so I omitted the coconut flour and coconut milk, used cacao nibs instead of chips and ate it like a pudding. It was delicious! Maybe next time I’ll get around to warming up the bowl. I’m sure it’ll be even better!

    • thefreckledfoodie June 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm Reply

      Your version sounds great! I bet it would be really good really chilled on a hot day!

  4. Elyse June 19, 2013 at 9:53 am Reply

    Absolutely amazing. I’m so happy/upset that I found this recipe….but mostly happy! Thanks!

  5. Lucia June 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm Reply

    Oh my GOSH yummmm. I have been doing something similar. So good. I hope you saw my e-mail and can make it next week! Can you make a batch ten times as big? πŸ˜‰

    • thefreckledfoodie June 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm Reply

      Lucia, I got the message and can’t wait for next week! I was planning on bringing a dessert anyways πŸ˜€

  6. Cassidy June 20, 2013 at 5:47 pm Reply

    Oh, whoa.
    This was SO GOOD.
    I had some vanilla Artic Zero ice cream on top while it was still hot….OH WHOA.
    Too good. Thanks so much for the recipe! <3

    • thefreckledfoodie June 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply

      You’re so welcome, Cassidy! It’s finally hot here so the ice cream sounds awesome πŸ™‚

  7. Brianna June 23, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply

    This cookie dough looks amazing! I’m def going to give it a try tonight! Thanks x

  8. […] basic and simple recipe, inspired from the absolutely genius idea by The Freckled Foodie to make a microwaved cookie. Aaah cookie dough. I used to eat Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice-cream by the pint before […]

  9. Dahlia Rhodes July 5, 2013 at 2:57 am Reply

    The paleo diet also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, Stone Age diet and hunter-gatherer diet, is a modern nutritional plan based on the presumed ancient diet of wild plants and animals that various hominid species habitually consumed during the Paleolithic era. So when you say paleo, it is mainly associated with having a healthy diet. I wonder about the taste of those cookies.

    • thefreckledfoodie July 5, 2013 at 12:45 pm Reply

      I appreciate your feedback Dahlia. I like to share recipes for healthier, more “paleo” versions of treats that people miss from before they switched their lifestyle/diet. To me this recipe provides the most “paleo friendly” treat without use of grains or processed sweeteners and that is good enough for me πŸ™‚

  10. Domenica July 6, 2013 at 9:37 am Reply

    Hey – this recipe sounds amazing, but I don’t have a microwave :/ Any suggestions on how to make this using an oven?

    • thefreckledfoodie July 6, 2013 at 12:02 pm Reply

      Domenica, I don’t really know how this would work in an oven so I would recommend making my mocha cookies or searching for another paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe on dessert stalker or fast paleo!

  11. Kathryn July 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply

    I don’t have a microwave either, so I doubled the amount of coconut milk and put it in a moderate oven for 5 minutes or so and it was great! I wonder if something similar could be made with no bananas? I’m out of bananas, but I have everything else! πŸ™‚

    • thefreckledfoodie July 16, 2013 at 5:04 pm Reply

      Thanks for testing that out Karyn! I would suggest another soft fruit mashed up, like berries or a pear?

  12. MaryMason Beale August 2, 2013 at 12:04 am Reply

    Love love loved this recipe, I just made it for a late night snack. I substituted coconut milk for 21/2 tbsp of almond milk, and I also added a tbsp of coconut shavings. Delicious!

    • thefreckledfoodie August 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm Reply

      I’m so glad you loved it so much πŸ™‚ I will have to add shredded coconut next time (after my Whole30 is up)

  13. Caitlyn August 8, 2013 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Made this recipe with cocoa nibs instead of chocolate chips and it was super tasty. Totally satisfied my craving for cookies without leaving me feeling ‘blah’ and guilty!

    • thefreckledfoodie August 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm Reply

      Sounds awesome, Caitlyn! I’m glad it helped satisfy πŸ™‚

  14. jo in oz August 22, 2013 at 7:29 am Reply

    thank you thank you thank you. always need something sweet after dinner and was getting tired of my paleo granola. google to the rescue, came across plenty of recipes but i had everything for yours and it was the most straightforward! (well no coco milk but coco yoghurt with some almond milk did the job!) literally writing this comment 5 minutes after finding your post – with mug cookie in hand.

    • thefreckledfoodie August 22, 2013 at 8:22 am Reply

      Jo, I hope you enjoy it! I know I certainly do whenever I need a quick sweet πŸ™‚

  15. Savannah October 31, 2013 at 7:23 pm Reply

    You are my new best friend this is awesome! Lol just found out I was allergic to eggs and I have been searching for a mug cake that doesn’t contain eggs. Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  16. Ann H. November 9, 2013 at 12:03 am Reply

    hi i was wondering if carob chips would work in this. i tried chocolate chips and they melted
    and it became a chocolate mess. it was tasty but i was hoping for the chips to stay whole.

    • thefreckledfoodie November 9, 2013 at 10:43 am Reply

      Ann, Carob chips would work well if you are having issues with the chocolate chips. Mine have never gotten too melty, but I would consider upping the sweetener by just a bit because the chocolate chips add a bit more sweetness and you’ll be missing that! Let us know how it goes!

  17. Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes December 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm Reply

    woo hoo! Searched online for a paleo mug cake that didn’t have an egg…thanks!

  18. Aaron December 28, 2013 at 2:03 am Reply

    Made this twice and I must say, WOW! Best microwave creation I have found yet, thank you so very very much for this amazing recipe. πŸ™‚

    • thefreckledfoodie December 28, 2013 at 11:51 am Reply

      Aaron, You are so VERY welcome πŸ™‚ Glad you love it!

  19. Katie January 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm Reply

    Made this tonight…. wanted something simpler than my usual elaborate mug cake, and this was super yummy!!!! It reminds me a lot of the chocolate chip banana bread I used to make before I went Paleo!

  20. Derek February 2, 2014 at 6:12 pm Reply

    Is there a banana taste to the dough?

    • thefreckledfoodie February 3, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

      I don’t personally think it is a strong flavor, but others have said they can taste it. If you aren’t a big fan of banana you might not be the biggest fan of this!

  21. Derek February 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm Reply

    Just made this. Amazing taste!

  22. Emily February 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Ooh, this was a really good one! It is so difficult to find a paleo dessert that doesn’t have added sweetener-or almond flour-and I subbed shredded coconut for coconut flour just because it’s more versatile. Also used carob chips. Thanks for this!

    • thefreckledfoodie March 1, 2014 at 9:24 am Reply

      Emily, your version sounds awesome! I will have to try it with shredded coconut next time!

  23. amanda june March 7, 2014 at 11:52 pm Reply

    This looks great. I bet you could use pumpkin instead of the banana for a fall treat!

  24. My not-so-normal hobby | @heart March 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm Reply

    […] of all the recipes that I have in my bookmarks, this is the one I have been raving about to everyone! Β It’s by another favorite blogger, The […]

  25. K June 20, 2014 at 7:53 pm Reply

    Loveeee this recipe! Sometimes even make it for guests πŸ™‚

    • thefreckledfoodie June 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm Reply

      Krista, so glad you love it! When I had a microwave it was one of my favorites πŸ™‚

  26. Kandis June 26, 2014 at 3:08 am Reply

    Pretty sure you just created my newest addiction!!! OMG #getinmyface delicious!

    So more-ish and yet so satisfying and filling.

  27. Kandis June 29, 2014 at 12:46 am Reply

    This is just as delicious with chocolate essence as well. I have got a few people at work hooked on it now.

    Also baked some sweet potatoes today using your directions – they look and smell amazing. Lunch this week is going to be awesome!!

    • thefreckledfoodie June 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm Reply

      Kandis, I love hearing all your feedback and that you are sharing my recipes with others πŸ™‚

      • Kandis June 30, 2014 at 4:29 am Reply

        Got curious after some earlier comments so used some of the left over baked sweet potatoes from the weekend in place of the banana and just added a good amount of cinnamon as well.

        #getinmyface AMAZING!!! Perfect for this cooler winter evening here in Australia πŸ™‚

  28. nia August 15, 2014 at 12:35 am Reply

    I’ve fallen in love with mug cakes just this past week and so I couldn’t stop trying new recipes. I wanted one with banana which is how came across your cookie dough version.I had to make a few tweaks as I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand: I only had thin almond milk so I added a teaspoon of butter, I also didn’t have coconut flour at home so I used buckwheat instead (I have no idea if it is okay with paleo though). The dough was a bit wet so I added 1/2 tbsp flour. Plus I might have added a pinch of baking powder because I wanted it less dense and more cake like. I baked it for 1,30 min in the microwave and it turned out perfectly. It was so, so delicious. While hot it literally tasted like eating fluffy cookie dough and as it cooled down it was a very delicous, soft cakey texture. I’ll definitely make this again and again and once I do have coconut flour at home I’ll try this too!

    • thefreckledfoodie August 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm Reply

      Nia, so glad you got it to work! The reason it would be a little wet is because coconut flour is VERY absorbent! Once you get the coconut flour you won’t have to tweak it as much πŸ™‚

  29. Recipes | Pearltrees February 15, 2015 at 3:14 pm Reply

    […] Paleo Microwave Chocolate Chip Cookie (Dough)! – The Freckled Foodie. I have to admit something… I have an addiction. […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.