Have you ever wondered how to make those delicious, yet healthy chocolate chip cookies? Hand-crafted and made with love, these homemade treats can be a healthier option than the store-bought variety.
The secret to achieving this is balancing sugar and flavor-enhancing ingredients, such as spices and other natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. With the right combination of ingredients, you can create a cookie that is both tasty and healthy! So why not try your hand at making healthy chocolate chip cookies today?
What Are Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Healthy chocolate chip cookies are a delicious and nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth without packing on the extra calories! Unlike traditional recipes, these cookies are made with ingredients that provide essential nutrients like fiber, healthy fats, and protein. They also use healthier alternatives to refined white sugar such as coconut sugar, maple syrup, or monk fruit.
In addition to being healthier, healthy chocolate chip cookies taste amazing too! You can use dark chocolate chips for a richer flavor, as well as almond flour and coconut flour to give the cookie dough a unique texture while also removing gluten. The recipe we suggest below is also vegan!
Benefits Of Making Them At Home
Making your own healthy chocolate chip cookies can be a great way to indulge in a healthier treat. Not only are you able to control the ingredients that go into your cookie recipe, but you also can benefit from eating them fresh out of the oven!
Making your own chocolate chip cookies allows you to use natural sweeteners like coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, or monk fruit instead of processed white sugar, as well as alternative flours like almond flour or coconut flour to make a healthier cookie dough. Plus, you can choose options like dark chocolate chips and coconut oil for added nutrition and health benefits. There’s nothing quite like the joy of baking your own homemade cookies!
So if you’re looking for a delicious and healthier way to make chocolate chip cookies, keep reading to find out how. We’ll show you the steps and ingredients needed so that you can make your batch of healthy choco chip cookies in no time! Get ready for some baked goods!
- Coconut sugar & maple syrup
- Dark chocolate chips or chunks
- Almond flour and coconut flour as alternatives to regular all-purpose flour
- Coconut oil
Now that you have all the ingredients let’s get started! Here are the steps to make a batch of healthy and delicious chocolate chip cookies:
1. Preheat The Oven & Prepare Cookie Sheet
Before you start preparing the cookie mix, make sure to preheat your oven to 350°F. Then take a non-stick baking tray and grease it with coconut oil.
2. Mix Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of almond flour and 1 cup of coconut flour. Then add ½ cup of coconut sugar. Also, add a teaspoon of baking soda and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir everything together until everything is well combined.
3. Add Wet Ingredients
In another bowl, mix 1/3 cup melted coconut oil with 2 tablespoons of water or non-dairy milk. To this mixture, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and ½ cup of maple syrup. Stir everything together. Pour this into the bowl containing dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.
4. Add Chocolate Chips
Now it’s time to stir in some delicious dark chocolate chips! You can add as much or little as you’d like – if you use our healthy dark chocolate chunks, I personally would go for 1 cup. Make sure not to overmix. Once all the ingredients are blended, you should have a delicious and healthy cookie dough ready to be baked!
5. Bake Cookies
Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop out small portions of the dough onto the greased baking tray. Make sure to leave some space in between each cookie so that it can spread evenly while baking. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Once the cookies have cooled down completely, it’s time to enjoy your delicious and healthy chocolate chip cookies! You can store them in an airtight container for up to 4 days – but don’t be surprised if they disappear in a flash! Enjoy!
Making chocolate chip cookies doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your health, with a few easy substitutions. You can make delicious and healthy treats that will satisfy your cravings without the guilt. Although we still use a type of sugar in this recipe, it is by far more healthy than your store-bought alternative because you control what goes in and remove them from all unnecessary preservatives and non-food additives.
Personally, I have nothing against a bit of sugar as long as it’s non-refined and natural (just like our chocolate bars)! Having a moderate amount of healthy sugars actually reduces sugar cravings from unhealthy, highly refined sources and is a much more feasible, long-term lifestyle choice instead of no-sugar diets (except when it’s medically absolutely necessary!)
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Tips For Storing And Freezing Cookies
If you’re looking to make a big batch of healthy chocolate chip cookies for future snacking or special occasions, do not fret – storing and freezing them is easy!
- For short-term storage, place your cooled healthy chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container on the countertop. This will ensure they stay fresh and soft.
- For long-term storage, freeze your cookies in an airtight container for up to three months. Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before you place them in the freezer. Defrosting time will vary depending on how thick the cookie is, but it should not take too long either way!
- You can also freeze cookie dough for up to three months. To do this, simply scoop out your desired amounts of dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, making sure they are spaced at least two inches apart. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until the cookies are solidified, and then transfer them directly into an airtight container or resealable bag. When you’re ready to bake them, preheat your oven and bake the frozen cookies for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Another great way to freeze cookie dough is by rolling it into logs and wrapping it in parchment paper. Then, simply cut off slices from the log as needed!
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Making healthy chocolate chip cookies can be easy, delicious, and nutritious with the right ingredients. By following the tips outlined above, you will have all of the ingredients to make a batch of delicious and healthful treats that everyone in your family will love. Not only are these healthier versions of traditional chocolate chip cookies tasty, but they also provide more nutrition than the traditional version. So, go ahead and enjoy a warm and delicious batch of healthy chocolate chip cookies! Bon appétit!
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