08 October 2012

grain-free chocolate chip cookies

08 October 2012


I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! When i saw a healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe on detoxinista, i was eager to try it out myself, but skeptical it would yield truly tasty cookies.

I made a few tweaks and i have to say, this is the best healthy recipe i've made to date, including grain-free rosemary crackers and homemade granola bars, which i'll be sharing in the coming days. The cookies are moist and flavorful and retain a just-out-of-the-oven texture. If you prefer a firmer cookie, you can refrigerate to firm up.



I tried the recipe both with butter and with coconut oil and while the texture was virtually identical, I have to admit, I preferred the taste of the batch made with butter. I've never been a huge fan of coconut and the oil definitely has a distinct flavor.

I would love to develop a taste for coconut oil since it seems to be a central ingredient to many healthy recipes, so I think next time, I'll split the difference and use half-and-half.

Store in an airtight container and these will last a week, if you have that much self-control.


Or enjoy right away because these really are a treat served warm!



Healthy chocolate chip cookies

INGREDIENTS
·       1 ½ cup almond meal
·       ¼ tsp. baking soda
·       ¼ tsp. sea salt
·       ½ tsp. cinnamon
·       2 tbsp. butter or coconut oil (softened)
·       1 egg
·       2 tbsp. maple syrup
·       2 tbsp. agave nectar
·       1 tsp. vanilla extract
·       ½ cup chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all dry ingredients, except chocolate chips. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.

2. Add wet mixture to dry and mix into dough-like consistency. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Drop onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet with a tablespoon or cookie scoop. Bake for 10 minutes, turning pan 180° halfway through bake time.
Makes 15-20 cookies.

TIPS
Store in air-tight container
Refrigerate to harden

Click here for printable recipe!

17 comments:

Alex said...

That sounds seriously delicious. I need to add almond meal onto my grocery list and make these cookies ASAP!

Susan said...

Wow these look really good! I've always been picky about my favorite recipe, but this looks good and I would definitely try it!

Alison Dulaney said...

Yum! These look so amazing!

xo
Alison

Cara said...

yum!

Julie and Lauren said...

Your instagrams made my mouth water, but these are even better! omg need to try this.

classiq said...

I see you're turning cooking into a true hobby! That's wonderful. These look delicious!
Ada

alongobucco said...

These look so yummy! I've been working on finding healthy alternatives to my favorite treats, so I'm definitely going to try this one out–chocolate chip cookies are my FAVORITE!

-Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Melissa said...

These look amazing... and they're tasty too? I have to try them out!

Elizabeth // The Now said...

I've never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn't love. These look so good! xoxo

Annie said...

So LOVE that you shared this recipe!! Want to try this out ASAP!

Aravinda said...

These were so good when we got to sample them last week!

Emily Marie {Isnt That Charming} said...

Yum! These sound absolutely delicious. xo

Alexa said...

Oooh yum. These look amazing. :)

Marie-Eve said...

Thanks for sharing ! I will definitely be making these !
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jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

sounds delicious! h calls me the cookie monster...so it would be nice to try some healthy cookies that aren't packed with butter! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

sounds delicious! h calls me the cookie monster...so it would be nice to try some healthy cookies that aren't packed with butter! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Lyndsy said...

thanks for sharing! i recently found out i have developed a intolerance for gluten but i love cookies!

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