Confession, I love to bake.  I’m not sure why, I usually screw it up and am left hungry and pissed off wondering why mine didn’t turn out like the picture. Imagine a four year old throwing a tantrum and you’ll get an idea of what I’m talking about. It’s pretty pathetic.

It’s cool when people realize a healthier version of their favorite foods exist. The fear of giving up a favorite food is often what’s stops us from taking a leap towards eating real food. Rest assured someone’s health-a-fide the food you fear you can’t live without.

Most of my recipes are given to me by clients or friends so I really can’t take credit for them. This also allows me to blame someone else’s shitty directions when I screw it up!

Now who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies?  Stop lying, yes you do!  Here’s a fool proof recipe for a healthier version of chocolate chip cookies! Even I couldn’t screw this up.

Correction on my third attempt I screwed these up. “LIGHTLY” grease the pan means LIGHTLY!

1-2  Servings.  Makes 4-6 Cookies.

  • 5oz Almond Flour. Apparantly a drug dealer came up with this recipe. 5 ounces equates to a heaping half cup.
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Cup Coconut or Macadamia Nut Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Honey- I use an 1/8 cup and was plenty sweet. Try to continuously use smaller amounts of honey.
  • 1/4 Cup DARK Chocolate Chips: Whole foods carries a 70% dark chocolate chip.
  • Optional: Small bits of Walnuts or Pecans (Keep them small or it won’t bind)
  • Your dough should be fairly dry. If you used to much oil you may need to add some almond flour.
  1. Preheat Oven to 325
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients
  3. Mix Wet
  4. Combine Wet and Dry ( I do it all at once, not sure why you do it separately)
  5. LIGHTLY grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. LIGHTLY!!
  6. Make 4-6 Balls. Press them VERY flat on the pan. It wont work if you don’t press them flat.
  7. Bake for 4-8 Minutes
  8. Slide off pan with a thin spatula. Letting them cool helps them bind.

Where people get into trouble with recipes like this is using WAY to much honey and chocolate chips.  Hopefully by now your eating real food, your palate’s changed, and a little sweetness goes a long way.

Nuts, nut flours, and nut butters are high in Omega 6 a pro inflammatory fatty acid, so treat these like dessert and not a main course. That being said there a hell of alot better than crushing a box of Chips A’Hoy.

What’s great about this recipe is it’s easy and fast so there’s no reason to bake huge batches. This is key for me sense chocolate chip cookies are my kryptonite!

Enjoy!

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