A (healthy) yummy chocolate chip cookie
Ever find yourself in the mood for a chocolate chip cookie, but don’t want to make a whole batch? For me, sometimes just 1-2 is enough, and the rest wind up going stale before I can enjoy them! Well, that’s where this single serving recipe comes in handy.
In just 15 minutes and with the same ingredients you’re used to, you’ll have a delicious, gooey cookie ready to devour. We’re basically just using smaller measurements!
These healthy single serve cookies are the perfect sugary treat to enjoy while maintaining or strengthening a healthy lifestyle — they taste delicious and totally satisfy cravings.
Ingredients in this cookie for one
- Egg: First up, you’ll need 1/2 of an egg, whisked. Save the other half for something else!
- Coconut sugar: 2 tbsp of coconut sugar will be used for sweet flavor!
- Coconut oil: For oil, use 1 tbsp of coconut.
- Vanilla: Vanilla brings serious power to cookies. Use 1/4 tsp for your cookie!
- Almond flour: To thicken the dough, you’ll need 1/3 cup of almond flour.
- Baking soda: 1/8 tsp of baking soda will help the cookie rise and bake properly.
- Salt: A pinch of salt is the perfect final touch.
- Chocolate chips: Last but not least, complete your cookie with 2 tbsp of chocolate chips!
Tools needed to create your cookie
For measuring, you’ll need 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1 tbsp, and 1/3 cup.
How to make healthy single serve cookies
This cookie recipe follows similar guidelines to traditional cookies, but with healthier options for ingredients (and smaller measurements!).
To start, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk an egg and set half aside (you’ll only be using half an egg for this recipe).
Add the almond flour on top of the wet ingredients, followed by the baking soda and salt.
Mix these ingredients until they are well combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix again.
Next, let the mix sit in the freezer for 20 minutes. This helps the dough really form together and makes for a better final cookie!
Remove the dough from the freezer and roll into a ball.
Place the dough on the baking sheet and press down to slightly flatten it.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden!
And that’s it! A quick and easy treat for one.
You know me… I love taking my treats to the next level! If you want to do the same, consider adding some of these mix-ins to up your single serve healthy cookie game.
- Chocolate chunks
- Reese’s Pieces
- White chocolate chips
- Dried fruit
How this recipe is healthier
This low calorie single serve cookie uses a lot of my favorite healthier ingredient swaps to create a cookie that contains extra nutrients!
For example, I ditched regular granulated sugar in favor of my favorite alternative — coconut sugar! I also cut out vegetable/canola oil and used coconut oil instead. For flour, I used almond flour rather than all-purpose white flour.
The result? A healthy, delicious cookie that’s just as good as your favorite regular recipe.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
Craving another sweet treat? Try one of these! Between the loaded bark and the healthy cookie dough, you can’t go wrong with any of these ideas.
- Kitchen Sink Chocolate Bark
- Easy Gingerbread Truffles (Paleo, Gluten-Free)
- Healthy Pretzel Freezer Fudge
- Healthy Espresso Cookie Dough
Recipe by Erin Morrissey and Photography by Moriah Sawtelle
- Preheat oven to 350F and line small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Whisk egg, and set half aside. You’ll only be using half an egg for this recipe.
- Whisk in coconut sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Pour almond flour on top of wet ingredients, along with baking soda and salt.
- Mix until well combined. Add in chocolate and mix again.
- Place in freezer for 20 minutes.
- Roll into cookie and press down to flatten slightly.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden.
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