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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Anyone who knows me will tell you that my love for chocolate chip cookies runs deep. It’s rare for me to go longer than a few days without one and we almost always have homemade dough in the fridge or freezer ready to pop in the oven. I can’t help it, I love what I love!
Refined Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
This lenten season, Brent and I both gave up refined sugars. We don’t give Camila refined sugars very often and we are always trying to improve our health, so this seemed like a good change. I recently purchased the Sweet Laurel Cookbook and I can’t recommend it enough! It’s full of delicious whole food, grain-free, and refined sugar-free desserts. One of my favorite recipes in this cookbook is the chocolate chip cookie recipe (no surprise there!) Unfortunately, it contains almond flour and Brent is allergic to almonds. Therefore, I decided to try to adapt the recipe so our whole family could enjoy it!
Allergen-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies
It took some trial and error, but I think I have finally found the right combination of ingredients to make these healthy chocolate chip cookies also allergen-friendly. I subbed almond flour with oat flour, which required some changes in the amount of oil. I used Prasada Foods Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, which baked wonderfully and didn’t have a strong coconut flavor. I also love the convenience of the large bottle size options for this oil because we go through a lot of coconut oil when baking.
Allergen-Free Snacks for School
To make this recipe completely allergen-friendly be sure to use gluten-free oat flour and also allergen-free chocolate chips. If you don’t have oat flour you can simply grind rolled oats in a food processor or blender until it’s a fine powder consistency. If you do this and you notice the dough is dry you might need to add a bit more oil. In order to make the recipe fully free of refined sugars be sure to use chocolate chips or a chopped up chocolate bar made from coconut sugar, stevia, monk fruit, etc. (we love Hu Chocolate).
Healthy Cookies for Toddlers
These are the perfect chocolate chip cookies to bake and enjoy with the entire family, especially toddlers. One of my favorite parts is the fact that the cookie dough is completely safe to eat when raw, which is something Millie really enjoyed! And I cannot express how easy they are to make, it only takes 1 bowl and a few minutes! They’re also wonderful for school events or parties since they are free of the top 8 allergens.
If you make these healthy allergen-friendly cookies I would love to hear how they turned out! Let me know by leaving a comment and rating below. It helps others learn more about the recipe as well!
Allergen-Friendly Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups oat flour (If you don't have oat flour you can grind oats in a food processor/blender.)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Be sure to choose allergen-free and refined sugar-free chocolate if necessary.)
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, stir together the oat flour, salt, baking soda, melted coconut oil, and maple syrup. If you don't have oat flour you can grind oats to a soft powder using a food processor or blender. The dough will be soft and crumbly. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place scoops of dough (about 1.5 tbsp sized) on the baking sheet and gently press down to flatten. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until the edges are slightly golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 5 days or in the freezer indefinitely.
- If necessary, be sure to use gluten-free oat flour and also allergen-free chocolate chips.
- This recipe is adapted from the Sweet Laurel Cookbook “classic chocolate chip cookies” recipe.
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