I plan to make these healthier almond flour chocolate chip cookies all year! They are made with seven simple ingredients, and I will share some swaps you can use!
I know it’s cliché to set those healthy goals for the New Year, but I love doing it. I love any opportunity to try new things, improve myself, or cut out bad habits. This year, I want to focus on eating much healthier so I can feel better and be a good example for my son, who is now eating solid foods. I don’t ever plan to make food a “big deal” in our household, but I would like to do things behind the scenes that can make a difference. If I can make a healthier cookie, I plan to do it. If I can sneak vegetables into meals, I plan to do it. I know my generation grew up with “you need to eat everything on your plate, or “sugar is bad for you” being instilled into our minds, and I want to do everything I can to prevent any negative food thoughts or unhealthy relationships with food in our household. I plan to never make food a “reward” which is something I grew up with. I’d love to hear any advice or good tips you have for keeping a healthy boundary with kids and food in your house! Luckily, I have a child that has enjoyed eating everything so far. I know that can change, tho! Last night, he had a side of salmon, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, and he was reaching for more.
Eating healthier recipes at home in 2023
Making healthier recipes at home will be so helpful when it comes to better eating habits. I’ve already started this week by making a lot of vegetables, proteins in the air fryer, eggs, homemade bread, and, to fill my sweet cravings, these cookies! They are so delicious and taste just as good as the real deal. I know that if my mom would have made these growing up, I would have totally eaten them! But was almond flour even a thing back then? Gosh, we are so lucky.
I will link a few other healthy cookie options at the bottom of this post!
I love chocolate chip cookies that are soft and chewy but crispy around the outside, and for being made without butter or flour, these were exactly what I wanted!
These chocolate chip cookies are made with seven simple ingredients, but here are some swaps you can make!
(you can do coconut flour, but you will need to add in coconut oil to help with dryness)
Vanilla – Almond Extract, Cinnamon, or Citrus Extract.
I used dairy free, no added sugar, dark chocolate chips (here’s the brand)
I made a batch of these for my son and added in chopped bananas and blueberries instead of the chocolate chips. I also left out the maple syrup and let the bananas and cinnamon sweeten them. I can share that recipe if you’d like! They came out super soft and easy for him to eat (and he still has zero teeth!)
You can use regular sugar, honey, agave, stevia, or monk fruit. If you use any dry sugar, you’ll need to add two tablespoons of coconut oil or melted butter to your batter; otherwise, it will be too dry.
3 tablespoons of flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of warm water (let sit for five minutes) You may have to add in extra almond flour if the batter is too runny from this mixture.
Can I make Chocolate Chip Cookies Low Carb?
You can make this chocolate chip cookie recipe low-carb by using low-carb chocolate chips and monk fruit instead of maple syrup.
How to Make Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Mix in the egg, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Next, add fold in the chocolate chips (or your choice of mix-ins!)
Add the cookies to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and press the cookies down with your finger to flatten them.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, and allow them to cool on the pan.
Watch the Video Tutorial for Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Almond Flour
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 Tsps Vanilla
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Mix in the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon sized doughballs onto the parchment paper two inches apart. Press the dough down slightly to form a cookie. They won't flatten much since they're almond flour and not regular all-purpose flour.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet.
- You can store it on the countertop, refrigerator, or freezer!
GLUTEN FREE | LOW CARB | HEALTHY | CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES | DIET-FRIENDLY
I like to store these cookies in the freezer. They stay extra chewy in the center, and they’re perfect in the morning with a cup of coffee! Plus, if I leave them out on the counter, I find myself eating way too many of them. The centers of these cookies remind me of chewy macaroons. I love them and cannot wait to try out other flavors!
I hope you enjoy this healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe! I cannot wait to bring more healthy recipes to the blog (you guys voted for more on my Facebook page!) If you are not following me on Instagram or Facebook, please do so! I always share extra content on those platforms that sometimes never make the blog 😊
Questions for you!
- Did you have a bad relationship with food as a kid?
- What are some food boundaries you use with your family (or if you plan to!)
- What healthy cookie recipe (or any recipe) would you like to see in 2023?
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