Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s face it, no matter how healthy our lifestyle might be, we all crave a little treat once in a while.

Last weekend Mr Healthy Tart wasn’t around and seemingly nobody else was either, so I found myself slightly frustrated spending the Saturday evening all by myself.

It wouldn’t be me if an attempt of keeping myself entertained hadn’t involved some sort of cooking or baking.

As enjoyable as cooking might be, nothing helps to overcome a little frustration as chocolate chip cookies do.

For a lot of us, it brings back childhood memories of stealing grandma’s warm chocolate chip cookies straight from the cooling rack.

In my head, the smell of freshly baked cookies is inseparable with the warmth and comfort of my grandma.

Growing up, unfortunately, made me also realise the less welcome side effects of excessive cookie consumption and the frustration that comes along with it.

As we grow older most of us, fortunately, become a little wiser. That’s why I decided to come up with a healthier version of the classic chocolate chip cookies.

Although being a healthier version they should still be consumed in moderation, but we live only once don’t we?

And we are talking coooookies….. come on.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 7 mins
Total time: 17 mins
Serves: 15-20 cookies

Easy, healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Ingredients

  • 140g oat flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 4 tbsp xylitol
  • ⅓ cup walnuts
  • 3 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or melted coconut oil
  • 3-5 tbsp plant milk as needed ( I used coconut milk)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and mix well.
  3. Gently blend in the wet ingredients and stir vigorously until thoroughly combined.
  4. Form 15-20 smaller balls, flatten them between your palms and place them on a lined baking tray or cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for around 7 minutes, they should be slightly undercooked as they will remain cooking for another couple of minutes when left to cool on the baking sheet.
  6. To keep them crispy ensure to let them cool completely and store in an airtight metal or glass container.
  7. Enjoy.