I’m not willing to throw healthy eating out the window just for the sake of a craving though, so I usually come up with a healthy alternative that we can enjoy. Chocolate chip cookies are the only dessert my husband likes, so I occasionally make these for him on birthdays or special occasions.
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
This easy recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and tastes very similar to traditional chocolate chip cookies, but without all the grains, refined sugars, and fake fats. They’re slightly crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
For the flour, I use blanched almond flour. The blanching lowers the phytic acid content, but I still wouldn’t recommend these if you are working on healing your teeth.
Other than that, everything about this recipe is pretty straightforward. It can be easily doubled and the dough freezes well. I suggest rolling it into balls and freezing them individually on a parchment-lined baking sheet before putting them in a container in the freezer.
More Healthy(ish) Dessert Ideas
Alright, no matter how healthy the ingredients are, a dessert should still be treated as an occasional treat. That being said, these are some of our favorite desserts that I don’t feel at all bad about serving once in a while:
- Berry cobbler
- Carrot cake made with coconut flour
- Dairy-free panna cotta
- Fresh fruit with whipped cream
- Lemon bars — not my recipe, but it made me realize that there’s definitely a lemon-shaped hole in the recipe collection
- Pineapple upside-down cake made with coconut flour
- Strawberry gelato — dairy optional
Here’s the full list my healthy dessert recipes for your baking/making pleasure!
Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a medium size bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
- Add the softened butter or coconut oil (or a mix of both) and stir well by hand until mixed. It should form a thick dough that is hard to stir.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. This should make the dough easier to mix. If needed, add a teaspoon or two of milk or water to thin. Finished dough should be easy to form.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir by hand until incorporated.
- Form the dough into tablespoon size balls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are starting to brown. The centers will be somewhat soft, but they will firm up a bit as they cool.
- Let cool at least 5 minutes and serve.
What is your favorite type of cookie? Ever made a healthy version? Share below!