Healthy Choc Chip Cookies | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

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choc chip cookies

Hey guys, welcome back to #RecipeADayMay. Today I was craving something on the sweeter side and decided to bake some cookies. But, me being me, I tried to make these as healthy as possible. Obviously, choc chip cookies are never going to be the healthiest thing ever but I think I did a pretty good job of keeping them guilt free.  

They contain minimal amounts of sugar and only have healthy fats from the nuts, no added butter or oils. As there wasn’t much sugar in the recipe, I made them with Bourneville rather than a high percentage cocoa chocolate. But you could use a higher cocoa if you wanted to make them even healthier. I also used almond flour to add a little extra natural sweetness.  

I made mine a softer bake rather than a crisp cookie, but you could get a crunchier cookie if you bake for a few more minutes.  

choc chip cookies

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, oil free, vegan and soy free (depending on chocolate used).  

Serves: 9 cookies 

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Cook time: 12-15 minutes  

Ingredients  

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed  
  • ½ cup almond flour 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar  
  • 60g chocolate of choice, chopped or chunks 
  • 50g flaked almonds  

Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 175°c and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.  
  2. Add all ingredients other than the flaked almonds and chocolate to a food prcessor and mix until smooth. When ready it should start to form a ball of dough in the food processor.  
  3. Once dough is formed, stir in the almonds and chocolate.  
  4. Take a heaped tbsp of mixture and roll into cookie shape with hands. Place on the baking tray then lightly pat the top of the cookie with a fork to flatten them down.  
  5. Bake for 12 minutes for a soft bake or 15 minutes for a crunchier cookie.  
  6. Leave on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes before serving.  

Serve and enjoy! 

choc chip cookies

 

Would you try these healthier alternatives?  

Until tomorrow,  

Sophie 

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23 thoughts on “Healthy Choc Chip Cookies | Vegan, GF | #RecipeADayMay

  1. I admire how you’re still going strong with a recipe a day! Love how this is a healthier cookie recipe! I appreciate Oooh! No added butter and oils is really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  2. I would definitely try these! My cookies never come out good as I always end up baking them too long haha! I like to have them soft and not too crunchy- these look really yummy!

  3. I’m such a sucker for chocolate chip cookies and it makes me happy to know that there’s a healthier and vegan option for this sweet out there. I love how the chocolate chips melted so well. Will definitely have to try this out!

    cabin twenty-four

  4. These look so good! I saw the ingredients and thought ‘chickpeas? no way!’ but they actually look gorgeous! I’m not really into baking I wish I could do all of these different recipes like you do cause they always look fab! I’d definitely have done the same as you though I much prefer a soft cookie that’s still a bit gooey in the middle rather than a crisp one!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  5. I am definitely going to have to give these a try! Chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite desserts, so a healthy version is right up my alley! 🙂

  6. I saw these on Instagram and thought to myself, I definitely have to check this recipe out! I love my chocolate chip cookies! These sound great! I definitely think the softer the cookie the better!

  7. I would defo try these healthier cookies! I’ve actually saved the page so I can follow this recipe! Theres alot of sweet things about these days and with having a child and trying to be healthier myself always looking for an alternative.

    Thank you x

  8. Healthy chocolate chip cookies yes! I saw these over on your instagram, and made a mental note to head over on your blog to save the recipe! They look so delicious, especially with melted chocolate – can’t wait to bake them myself!

  9. Really love looking at your recipe for a days! Also these cookies look amazing, I’ve never actually attempted to make them myself but this recipe looks like something I could follow! X

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