Nutritious Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • By Clay Chambers Springible Contributor
  • Reading Time About 1 minute
  • PostedJanuary 12, 2019
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Growing up, my dad's staple party trick was to bake chocolate chip cookies from scratch. They were delicious!... And quite unhealthy. What was in it? I'll give you a hint: loads of processed sugar and margarine, to say the least. Let's just say this treat wouldn't pass the test for basically any modified diet out there. While I don't eat them anymore, I'm still a huge fan of his chocolate chip cookies, and in lieu of his recipe, I recently discovered another brilliant cookie recipe that is actually nutritious for your body!

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Prep time: 5 minutes

Bake time: 6-8 minutes

Servings: 3-4 people

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • ¼ tsp of sea salt

  • ½ tsp of baking soda

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil or grass-fed butter (Vital brands is great!)

  • 2 tbsp of honey (or 1/4 cup of xylitol)

  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup of dark chocolate chips (Lillies brand is sweetened with stevia, and Enjoy Life brand is both nut and soy-free!)

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INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Mix the almond flour, seat salt and baking soda in a food processor.
  3. Add the butter/oil, honey, and vanilla in gradually until the dough forms.
  4. Remove the blade from the food processor and stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Spray your baking pan with coconut oil spray.
  6. Scoop up the cookie dough one Tbsp serving at a time onto a baking pan (if you have parchment-lined paper then that works too!).
  7. Press the cookie dough balls down gently (like little flat disks). 
  8. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. 
  9. Let them cool for 15 minutes (wait for them to cool before you pick one up).
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Original recipe credit to Dr. Brad Gorski!

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