Healthy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Wheat Belly Chococlate Chip Cookies

Is there such a thing as healthy chocolate chip cookies? Yes there is. It's this Paleo Chocolate Chip cookie recipe I got from the Wheat Belly Cookbook.

These are wheat free, dairy free and gluten free chocolate chip cookies. They are also incredibly filling. I find eating two is enough for a while. It helps that they are made from almond meal and not flour which is quite filling and nutritious.

I am aiming for a wheat free diet and so far I am feeling a whole lot better. I noticed a lot of other people who have been on this Wheat Belly diet have lost a lot of weight. So far I have lost none. Maybe I have been indulging in too many of the healthy bakery recipes!

Here's hoping some of this Christmas weight gets going soon as I would like to start fitting into my clothes again! Yes I went a bit too far last Christmas. I will make sure next Christmas I will be more restrained.

Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

2 cups almond meal
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs
¼ cup coconut oil melted
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
¼ teaspoon liquid stevia
100gms dark chocolate chips (I used Nestle Dark Chocolate Bits)

Preheat oven to 170 C or 350 F. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

In a large bowl whisk almond meal, baking soda and salt.

In a small bowl whisk together eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk vanilla and stevia. Stir into flour mixture until combined. Stir in the chips.

Drop heaped tablespoons onto the baking sheet. Using a spoon or the bottom of a glass and press each cookie out to 1cm or ½ inch thickness.

Then assemble chocolate bits on top of cookies. (optional)

Bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to a rack to cool completely.


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