Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies

Superfood Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Margot Rutigliano Whatley 

These are my new FAVORITE cookies. They are my “go to” when I want something sweet but without all of the sugar load and the grains. Over the last few years, I’ve discovered that I’m pretty carbohydrate sensitive. For that reason, I’ve tried to avoid any refined sugars at all cost (the occasional indulgence is bound to happen) as well as most refined grains.

These cookies are refined sugar free, gluten free, grain free and full of so much nutritional goodness (see bottom of post for ingredient benefits). A cookie that actually has health benefits? Yes, please! But the best part – they taste GREAT! No, they probably aren’t just like Tollhouse but they’re definitely a delicious (and much healthier) stand in.

 

superfood chocolate chip cookies - grain free + gluten free

Ingredients

1 C Cashew Butter (or nut butter of your choice – almond butter works very well too)
1 Egg
1/4 C Raw Honey (this is my favorite raw honey)
1/4 C Coconut Oil
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/4 C Shredded Coconut
1/4 C Walnuts
1/4 C Ground Flax
1/2 C Dark Chocolate Chips (I use either Green & Black’s 85% dark chocolate bar and break into small pieces or SunSpire 65% cacao dark chocolate chips. I also like these dairy free chocolate chips if you needs something that contains no dairy. Add a bit more chocolate if you want your cookies extra chocolatey.)

Grain free, gluten free chocolate chip cookies ingredients.

How To

Preheat: Preheat oven to 350 (ovens may vary so you may need to adjust temp based on your oven)

Prepare: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix: In a mixing bowl, mix cashew butter, egg, raw honey + coconut oil until completely integrated and smooth. Add baking soda and salt into the mix and continue to stir or whisk until mixed in.

Add: Add shredded coconut, walnuts, ground flax and dark chocolate into the mix. Mix so all ingredients are incorporated evenly. Give you batter a small taste. A little more honey will sweeten it up if you prefer it even sweeter.

Bake: Bake 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown (bake to your desired consistency – less time will yield a softer cookie)

superfood gluten free + grain free cookies

Why Are They Superfood Cookies – Ingredient Benefits

It’s important to note that these were created to not only be a delicious treat but actually have some nutritional benefit to them. Superfood cookies mean that they will provide your body with some type of benefit. The food we eat should be an asset to our bodies and nutrient dense…not just empty calories.

Cashews: Vitamins E, K + B6 and Copper, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iron + Selenium
Raw Honey: Antioxidants, Phytonutrients + Antibiotic and Anti-fungal Properties
Coconut Oil: Healthy saturated fat with medicinal properties, Lauric Acid, Antibacterial, Anti-fungal and more!
Walnuts: Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the form of ALA, Antioxidants, Magnesium + Copper
Flax: Plant based Omega-3s, Lignans, Fiber
Dark Chocolate: Powerful source of Antioxidants

Go get to baking! Enjoy!

2017-01-12T12:35:01+00:00 October 19th, 2016|desserts|

About the Author:

Margot Rutigliano Whatley is the creator and owner of Vita Vie Retreat. She is a Certified Personal Trainer of 15 years, a Certified Nutrition Coach and a natural living expert. Vita Vie Retreat is a fitness retreat and active getaway for women and men wanting to refresh body + mind. Our blog is a source for information and inspiration about health, nutrition, wellness and fitness. Enjoy!