Get back to the classics the healthy way with this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe. These ooey, gooey treats will cure sweet cravings and leave you satisfied… the nutritious way!
The best chocolate chip cookies… of all time
Sometimes in this life, you don’t want something fancy. Instead, you just want to get back to the basics with a simple, good old chocolate chip cookies recipe, but you want to be healthier about it.
That’s where this recipe comes in.
This healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe is my new and improved healthy take on the most classic of treats. I use almond butter, oat flour, and coconut sugar to create melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chip treats that are just as good as the cookies you loved when you were a kid!
Ingredients in healthy chocolate chip cookies
10 ingredients stand between you and your tasty batch of creamy, buttery, healthy choc chip cookies. Here’s everything you’ll need!
- Egg: First up, you’ll need 1 egg.
- Almond Butter: Next, we’ll use 1/2 cup of almond butter, because why not?
- Coconut Oil: 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil will be used as the oil base for this recipe.
- Coconut Sugar: Next, sweeten things up with 3/4 cup of coconut sugar.
- Vanilla: Add subtle flavor with 1 tsp of vanilla.
- Oat Flour: For the flour portion of the batter, use 1.5 cups of oat flour.
- Baking Soda: Help everything bake properly with 1 tsp of baking soda.
- Salt: Next, include 1/4 tsp of salt. It’s a magic ingredient in chocolate chip cookies!
- Chocolate Chunks: Now for the chocolate! Include 1 cup of your favorite chocolate chunks, and save some to the side for placing on top before baking.
- Sea Salt: Finally, grab a container of sea salt to sprinkle on the cookies once they come out of the oven!
Tools needed to create this recipe
To make these healthy chocolate cookies, grab your standard biking items and dive in! Nothing fancy needed here.
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Large mixing bowl
- Small mixing bowl
- Stirring utensil
- Cookie scoop (optional)
For measuring, you will need the following sized cups: 1/4 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 cup, 3/4 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make this healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe
Making these chocolate chip cookies is an easy feat! Just mix the wet and dry ingredients separately, and then combine. Fold in the chocolate chips, and bake!
To start, preheat the oven to 350ªF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined.
Then, stir in the chocolate chips.
Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden.
Let cool for at least 15 minutes before touching, or they’ll fall apart!
Sprinkle with sea salt if desired, and enjoy!
Missing an ingredient or two? Here are some easy swap options!
- Egg: Veganize your cookies by replacing the egg with your favorite store bought plant-based eggs (like Just Egg). You can also try using 1/4 cup of applesauce, or make a chia seed egg with 1 tbsp of chia seeds + 3 tbsp of water!
- Almond Butter: Almond butter can be swapped with the nut butter of your choice. Use the same amount.
- Coconut Oil: Similarly, coconut oil can be substituted with any other cooking oil in a 1:1 ratio.
- Coconut Sugar: Not into coconut sugar? Stick with regular sugar!
- Chocolate Chunks: Other mix in options include white chocolate chips, dried fruit, raisins, or even crushed candy!
A healthier cookie option
Wondering what makes these cookies so healthy after all? Four easy ingredient swaps! By making these simple changes, we’re upping the nutritional game with higher-nutrient options.
When it comes to nut butters, they aren’t very different nutritionally. However, it’s a good idea to go with an all natural version! This way, you’re cutting out loads of chemicals and preservatives and sticking to what nut butter should be… nuts and salt!
Next, I skipped granulated sugar in favor or coconut. This is a more natural option, and it’s delicious!
Last but not least, my favorite swap comes with oat flour! This is used in place of regular white flour and is a much better option nutritionally. It contains less carbs, more protein and fiber, and it’s gluten free.
How to store chocolate cookies
Keep your cookies in either a Ziploc bag or a Tupperware container. They can stay at room temperature or be placed in the fridge and enjoyed for about a week. As always, you can freeze and enjoy within 3 months!
Fun tip: Did you know that you can keep cookies extra soft by placing a piece of bread in the container? The cookies suck up all of the moisture! You’ll find that the bread itself actually hardens up over a couple of days, while the cookies stay soft.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Need some more cookie goodness in your life? Try these delicious recipes next! The double chocolate mint is a personal favorite.
- Easy Nutella Cookies
- Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- Healthy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies
- Double Chocolate Mint Paleo Cookies
Recipe by Erin Morrissey + Photography by Moriah Sawtelle
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, whisk the egg, almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla together until smooth.
- In a small bowl, stir together the oat flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chunks.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop into balls and flatten down onto baking sheet. Place more chocolate chunks on top if desired.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden.
- Let cool at least 15 minutes before touching, or they will fall apart!
- Sprinkle with sea salt.
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