Dairy Free + Easy Healthy Recipes + Snacks/Sweet Treats

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

08 July 2016
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There’s nothing quite like a good chocolate chip cookie – filled with gooey dark chocolate, crisp on the outside and chewy in the centre… And with this healthy take on the classic original, that’s both gluten and refined sugar-free, there’s no need for guilt, just pure enjoyment and decadence. Mix things up by using your favourite nut butter or adding a handful of raw nuts (I love macadamias or pecans) to the mixture just before you bake!


Makes: 12

  • 1 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate/cacao nibs



  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Add egg to the wet mixture and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes, until light and bubbly.
  5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate.
  6. Roll tablespoon-sized amounts of dough into balls then flatten slightly on a lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden around the edges.
  8. Allow to cool completely on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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