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!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 6-8 minutes
Servings: 3-4 people
- 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!)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Mix the almond flour, seat salt and baking soda in a food processor.
- Add the butter/oil, honey, and vanilla in gradually until the dough forms.
- Remove the blade from the food processor and stir in chocolate chips by hand.
- Spray your baking pan with coconut oil spray.
- 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!).
- Press the cookie dough balls down gently (like little flat disks).
- Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes.
- Let them cool for 15 minutes (wait for them to cool before you pick one up).