Saturday, August 10, 2013

Grain Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Refined Sugar Free)

Grain Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I posted the Healthy Fudgy Brownie Bites and mentioned how they are now one of my favorite treats.  On Facebook I also mentioned that besides those I have found some fantastic, perfectly chewy, you'd-never-know-they-were-healthy chocolate chip cookies.  I think I might just keep a running stock of these two things and I’ll be good for a long time—though that wouldn’t be fun to not keep trying new things, would it? ;)

Well, these are definitely great chocolate chip cookies and if you didn’t tell anyone, I think they’d never know they didn’t have flour or refined sugar.  I plan to make them again, maybe even today.  They have some coconut in them, which might add to the chewiness.  I think I’ll try them without the coconut, but with lots of nuts and see if they are still pretty much the same.  These also have no added oil or butter—just almond butter.  Instead of loads of sugar they just have a little honey in them.  I used the Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips, which happen to be soy free, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free.  You could use any kind that suits your diet needs. 

Once again I found these cookies at Jennifer’s blog, Unrefined Kitchen.  She has so many recipes that I want to try.  SO glad I tried these.  Looking through the recipe, I didn’t really change anything, so the link goes to her recipe.  She mentioned using 1/3 cup of honey and more if you’d like—I only used 1/3 cup and they are perfectly sweet.  She also suggested trying nuts in place of some of the coconut, so that is what I did—1/3 cup of unsweetened coconut and 1/3 cup of pecans.  My next try (today?) will be leaving out the coconut.  I love the coconut, but some people who are taste testers of mine don’t like it.  I baked the cookies about 10 minutes.  My scoop must be a bit bigger than Jennifer’s scoop, as I only got 16 cookies and she said the recipe makes about 20.  I used homemade almond butter.

Grain Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesYep, just finishing up this post and seeing these photos, I need to make these again—today.  Need to run and get more chocolate chips first.  Give them a try.

Here’s the link again for Jennifer’s Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies at Unrefined Kitchen.

Grain Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 3

I tried, but you still can’t see the amazing texture and chewiness these cookies have in the crosscut photo, you’ll just have to taste them for yourself.


Lisa Ernst said...

Another recipe right up my alley. I can see the texture pretty well from your side view photo -- that's what has gotten me tempted. I also look forward to checking out other recipes from your link. Fun!

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if your homemade almond butter is raw? Your cookies look so different. Do you have a recipe for homemade almond butter? Thanks. The cookies look amazing!

Sue Kelly said...

I'm really excited about these and the chocolate treats. I hope to make them both soon.

Anonymous said...

Stumbled upon this recipe and whipped up a batch tonight. AWESOME cookie- slightly crisp edges with a chewy caramel undertone center. I used a chunky almond butter and blended 1/3 cup coconut with 1/3 cup chopped walnuts. Will be on my list of favorites- thanks for sharing!