Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think every food blogger, especially one who is into all the baking like me, MUST have her own chocolate chip cookie recipe. Right?! I mean, I feel like its pretty much the most classic baked good out there. Up until a couple days ago, I had yet to create my very own recipe. So I got into the kitchen and whipped up this pure deliciousness. Without further ado, I present to you my Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies. And I of course had to make my cookie recipe healthy because thats just what I do!

What you need for these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  • cashew butter
  • coconut sugar
  • egg
  • applesauce
  • almond flour
  • dark chocolate chips
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • salt

These chocolate chip cookies honestly don’t require many ingredients at all. I even think that if you regularly do some healthy baking, you will have everything on hand! To start, the base of these cookies is cashew butter. Any nut butter would work, but I went for cashew butter because it provides a very neutral flavor. Almond butter would also provide a pretty neutral flavor, but if you use peanut butter your cookies will definitely become more of peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. Which is by no means bad, but just not what I was going for! Also, no matter what nut butter you choose to use, the creamier and runnier the better.

Next up, to sweeten these cookies we’ve got coconut sugar. If you guys have read any of my other recipes, you know that this is my favorite sugar to use in all my baked goods! I think it has a delicious flavor and is also an unrefined sugar option, which I love. I also used almond flour in these cookies! The use of almond flour gives these cookies their lovely chewy and soft texture, and also makes them gluten and grain free. Lastly, let’s talk chocolate. My favorite, and I would say the best, part of any dessert! I used dark chocolate chips in this recipe, which makes the cookies dairy free as well. You could also use these dairy free semi sweet chocolate chips!

How to make these Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Besides the fact that these cookies are absolutely delicious, they are also incredibly easy to make! They come together in less than 45 minutes, which is sometimes the longest I can wait to eat cookies. They also make barely any mess! I am so used to my kitchen looking like an actual tornado hit after I bake, but not with these. They require one bowl and make for such an easy clean up. Easy, healthy, and delicious … I don’t know about you guys, but there isn’t much more I need in a cookie.

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cashew butter, coconut sugar, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Then add in the dry ingredients and combine until smooth. Almond flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the fridge. Scoop about tablespoon sized balls onto a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. The dough will be a little sticky, but do your best to flatten into cookie shapes.
  8. Optional (but highly recommended!): add some more chocolate chips on each cookie.
  9. Sprinkle some salt on each cookie.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are perfectly chewy, just the right level of sweet, full of chocolate, and are actually good for you!  They are gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.  A truly healthy and delicious treat!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup cashew butter (runny)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cashew butter, coconut sugar, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Then add in the almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine until smooth.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the fridge. Scoop about tablespoon sized balls onto a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  7. The dough will be a little sticky, but do your best to flatten into cookie shapes.
  8. Optional (but highly recommended!): add some more chocolate chips on each cookie.
  9. Sprinkle some salt on each cookie.
  10. Bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Let cool and enjoy!

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11 Comments

  1. Hi, can I substitute the cashew butter for a different nut butter? What nut butter would work best?

    • Hi! Yes, you definitely can. Any nut butter would work, but besides cashew butter, almond butter has the most neutral flavor and won’t overpower the cookies. Peanut butter will make your cookies taste like peanuts, but would also be delicious!

  2. These were so good and I will definitely make again!! My sister who is dairy free loved these and I think they are a great healthier alternative to regular cookies, and they don’t make you feel sick from the sugar like regular cookies do!

  3. These cookies were SO good. The only thing I subbed was PB for the cashew butter because that’s all I had on hand. My mother does not have any dietary restrictions and said that these were the best cookies I’ve ever made! (And believe me, I’ve made a lot of cookies) 🙂 thanks for the delicious recipes

  4. Very yummy! However I was expecting it to be a little crispier on the outside, any recommendations? Flavor was on point though.

    • Kayla Berman

      Hi Gabriella! I’m glad you enjoyed! These cookies are actually not really supposed to be crispy on the outside. They are definitely more of a soft baked cookie!

  5. I’ve made this recipe about 15 times now. Love under baking them so they’re really gooey. Great cookies!

  6. Hi,will the recipe work if I use banana instead of applesauce,or what can I replace it with?

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