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Healthy High Fiber Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 8, 2017

Trying to get more fiber in your diet? These Healthy High Fiber Cookies with chocolate chips are packed full of fiber and are gluten-free and vegan too! 

I am someone who believes whole-heartedly in the mind-body connection. When I’m feeling stressed, I immediately feel it in my digestive system. And when things aren’t moving properly down there, I can feel myself get anxious and irritable. If there’s anything that I make a priority for my health, it’s reducing my stress-levels and keep my gut health in check.

Put simply, caring for your health is a holistic thing covering both your mind and your body.

This job isn’t always easy, and the last thing you want is for it to become a full-time job, which is why healthy hacks that make caring for your health part of your lifestyle, are what I’m all about.

Whether it be my five-minute meditation app or sprinkling some Metacucil on my smoothie bowl, if it simplifies my life and makes me feel my best, I’m all for it.

Curious what I eat to take care of my gut health? Come along as I show you what I eat in a today, including these High Fiber Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Trying to get more fiber in your diet? These Healthy High Fiber Cookies with chocolate chips are packed full of fiber and are gluten-free and vegan too! 

But I’m also learning that health requires baby steps. Whereas putting a boat load of spinach into my breakfast smoothie is totally normal for me, it may seem completely whacky to someone else.

Sometimes it requires being a little bit sneaky…

Which is why I created these High Fiber Cookies! You mean you can have your chocolate and fibre too? Yes, yes you can!

If you want to care for your digestive health, it really comes down to one thing, fibre. A healthy diet includeS 25-38 grams of fibre a day. The average Canadian only gets 14 grams! Without enough fibre, your digestive system will not function properly and may lead to problems like constipation or diarrhea. Yup, I’m going there.

Trying to get more fiber in your diet? These Healthy High Fiber Cookies with chocolate chips are packed full of fiber and are gluten-free and vegan too! 

One of the best sources of fibre is from psyllium husks, which when combined with water or another liquid, swells and produces more bulk, stimulating the intestines to contract and helps speed up the passage of stool through the digestive tract. It also helps the other way too because it’s high absorption of water slows things down if you’re having some trouble with diarrhea.

My go-to for fibre has always been Metamucil. It is the only fibre supplement made with 100% naturally-sourced psyllium fibre.  It comes in a bunch of different flavors, but my favorite is the original so that I can sneak it into things without it affecting the flavor.

One thing to also note is that psyllium actually makes a great egg-replacement. So not only does it add more fibre to these cookies, but it also makes them vegan!

So if you’re one of those people who struggles with getting in enough fibre, or have kiddos who fight you tooth-and-nail on getting in those veggies, these High Fiber Cookies are your answer. And if you don’t struggle with getting in enough fibre at least you get some delicious cookies with the added bonus of having great poop! Yup…still going there.


Healthy High-Fiber Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


  • 4 tbsp Metamucil Original Coarse Powder
  • 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  3. In a large bowl combine Metamucil, brown rice flour, almond meal, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in coconut sugar following by coconut oil, non-dairy milk and vanilla.
  5. Add in chocolate chips.
  6. Roll dough into 12 balls and flatten slightly on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until browned around the edges.
  8. Let cool for at least 20 mins on baking sheet before removing.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Trying to get more fiber in your diet? These Healthy High Fiber Cookies with chocolate chips are packed full of fiber and are gluten-free and vegan too! 

Disclaimer: I created this post as a paid ambassador for Metamucil®. All opinions and advice are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make THM possible!

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  • Reply
    ana santos
    February 28, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Can’t wait to eat this cookie *_*

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    joao vieira
    February 24, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Great photos.

    I can “see” the flavor.

  • Reply
    November 24, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and recipients.

  • Reply
    Carol Souza
    November 24, 2017 at 9:10 am

    meant recipies, i love love love cookies, great for a post!

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    Cassie Autumn Tran
    October 15, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    These cookies look fabulous! Definitely LOVE that they’re egg free too! 🙂 Who would have thought that fiber powder would work incredibly in pastries?!

  • Reply
    October 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    meant recipies, i love love love cookies, great for a post!

  • Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Meant recipies

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      February 9, 2020 at 7:02 pm

      Can these be frozen? I’m looking for high fiber cookies you can freeze and reheat in microwave.

  • Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Great. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and recipients. Thoroughly enjoy!

  • Reply
    October 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Any substitute for the rice flour?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      October 12, 2017 at 11:44 am

      white or whole wheat!

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        Marina Foraki
        October 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        Hi, it sounds such an amazing recipe and such a great way to add fiber….I tried it twice….once with splenda and once with honey….(it did not work out though….the dough was so soft….it remained soft even after 30 mins baking time….Can you pls advice?

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          Davida Lederle
          October 3, 2019 at 4:18 pm

          oh no! They definitely won’t harden with honey in them – that affects the liquid to flour ration. They are softer cookies but they should definitely harden up so you can pick them up and eat them. Did you use the same kind of metamucil? Did you let them cool on the tray? LMK so we can problem solve!

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    Cara Fiano
    October 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

    These look awesome! I have struggled with digestive issues over the years and have found cutting out (or strongly limiting) my intake of dairy and unhealthy processed foods has helped a lot. I’m all about healthy recipes that are good for the gut. Can’t wait to try these cookies! 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      October 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      That is awesome! I’m so happy you’ve been able to find a lifestyle that works well for you and your gut!

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    [email protected]
    October 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

    This looks like a way more fun way than I’m used to with Metamucil, can’t wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing, these look so good!

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    October 8, 2017 at 6:54 am

    My son will love these chocolate cookies! I am gonna make this for him! Is there any alternative to coconut sugar?

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