I plan to make these healthier almond flour chocolate chip cookies all year! They are made with seven simple ingredients, and I will share some swaps you can use!
I know it’s cliché to set those healthy goals for the New Year, but I love doing it. I love any opportunity to try new things, improve myself, or cut out bad habits. This year, I want to focus on eating much healthier so I can feel better and be a good example for my son, who is now eating solid foods. I don’t ever plan to make food a “big deal” in our household, but I would like to do things behind the scenes that can make a difference. If I can make a healthier cookie, I plan to do it. If I can sneak vegetables into meals, I plan to do it. I know my generation grew up with “you need to eat everything on your plate, or “sugar is bad for you” being instilled into our minds, and I want to do everything I can to prevent any negative food thoughts or unhealthy relationships with food in our household. I plan to never make food a “reward” which is something I grew up with. I’d love to hear any advice or good tips you have for keeping a healthy boundary with kids and food in your house! Luckily, I have a child that has enjoyed eating everything so far. I know that can change, tho! Last night, he had a side of salmon, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, and he was reaching for more.
Eating healthier recipes at home in 2023
Making healthier recipes at home will be so helpful when it comes to better eating habits. I’ve already started this week by making a lot of vegetables, proteins in the air fryer, eggs, homemade bread, and, to fill my sweet cravings, these cookies! They are so delicious and taste just as good as the real deal. I know that if my mom would have made these growing up, I would have totally eaten them! But was almond flour even a thing back then? Gosh, we are so lucky.
I will link a few other healthy cookie options at the bottom of this post!
I love chocolate chip cookies that are soft and chewy but crispy around the outside, and for being made without butter or flour, these were exactly what I wanted!
These chocolate chip cookies are made with seven simple ingredients, but here are some swaps you can make!
(you can do coconut flour, but you will need to add in coconut oil to help with dryness)
Vanilla – Almond Extract, Cinnamon, or Citrus Extract.
I used dairy free, no added sugar, dark chocolate chips (here’s the brand)
I made a batch of these for my son and added in chopped bananas and blueberries instead of the chocolate chips. I also left out the maple syrup and let the bananas and cinnamon sweeten them. I can share that recipe if you’d like! They came out super soft and easy for him to eat (and he still has zero teeth!)
You can use regular sugar, honey, agave, stevia, or monk fruit. If you use any dry sugar, you’ll need to add two tablespoons of coconut oil or melted butter to your batter; otherwise, it will be too dry.
3 tablespoons of flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of warm water (let sit for five minutes) You may have to add in extra almond flour if the batter is too runny from this mixture.
Can I make Chocolate Chip Cookies Low Carb?
You can make this chocolate chip cookie recipe low-carb by using low-carb chocolate chips and monk fruit instead of maple syrup.
How to Make Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda.
Mix in the egg, vanilla, and maple syrup.
Next, add fold in the chocolate chips (or your choice of mix-ins!)
Add the cookies to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and press the cookies down with your finger to flatten them.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, and allow them to cool on the pan.
Watch the Video Tutorial for Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies Made With Almond Flour
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 Tsp Sea Salt
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 Tsps Vanilla
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Mix in the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon sized doughballs onto the parchment paper two inches apart. Press the dough down slightly to form a cookie. They won't flatten much since they're almond flour and not regular all-purpose flour.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet.
- You can store it on the countertop, refrigerator, or freezer!
GLUTEN FREE | LOW CARB | HEALTHY | CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES | DIET-FRIENDLY
I like to store these cookies in the freezer. They stay extra chewy in the center, and they’re perfect in the morning with a cup of coffee! Plus, if I leave them out on the counter, I find myself eating way too many of them. The centers of these cookies remind me of chewy macaroons. I love them and cannot wait to try out other flavors!
I hope you enjoy this healthier chocolate chip cookie recipe! I cannot wait to bring more healthy recipes to the blog (you guys voted for more on my Facebook page!) If you are not following me on Instagram or Facebook, please do so! I always share extra content on those platforms that sometimes never make the blog 😊
Questions for you!
- Did you have a bad relationship with food as a kid?
- What are some food boundaries you use with your family (or if you plan to!)
- What healthy cookie recipe (or any recipe) would you like to see in 2023?
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Love this recipe! I’m following an AIP protocol and needed cookies back in my life! I’m using stevia and coconut oil to make them Candida protocol friendly, too! 10/10
Did you have a bad relationship with food as a kid? Absolutely NOT. Mum was always on a diet and I was either binging or restricting. Now, with my own tween daughters I say “fit, healthy” never skinny. Never talk about weight. Calories are called energy. Do we want energy from a healthy place or a soul food style? We use different verbiage to understand food and it’s power. I’m grateful they love every veg/fruit and are always willing to try new things! I don’t allow family to speak of diets unless it’s a medical issue requiring it. We just have stay mindful of words used. Exercise is a mood boost. 🙂
What healthy cookie recipe (or any recipe) would you like to see in 2023?
Coconut tea cookies or cinnamon ginger! They’re so good for the gut. Basically, any type of gut health friendly. Love ingredient’s that create a memorable moment w/ fam but work wonders for our bodies!
Taralynn McNitt says
I love that advice ♥️ We definitely grew up in a generation of diet culture.
ohhhh a coconut ginger sounds amazing!!
Longtime pinterest follower. You helped me get through my at home Mama days with great recipes (thank you). I’ve been remiss in interacting, but I do enjoy reading your blog!
You asked about getting bebe to eat healthy, for my 14 and 11 y.o. it was just a matter of feeding them good healthy food! Disclaimer: We are vegetarian and I’ve always loved fruits and veggies… so this might just be nature
1. I made my own food. Did my best to keep balance, we’re all human, but for the most part made everything 100% homemade. (especially their baby food)
2.I subscribe to the 20 times theory (sometimes you have to try it 20 times to like it). I was always trying new recipes, but made sure the kids had at least one thing on the dinner plate that I knew they loved. one “polite bite” was all that was required.
3. When I’m making sweets, I automatically cut the sugar in half if not more.. this has been huge in keeping their food preferences to less processed sugary foods.
4. I never say no to them asking to try new produce.
Now I have 2 young ladies who love their fruits, veggies, and adventurous healthy eating.
Did you have a bad relationship with food as a kid? -No, but I was raised by a Mom who was always on the latest fad diet, and my Dad’s side of family had no boundaries with food. My hubbies family also ate without boundaries, so we’ve had to figure out a better life for our littles and health.
What are some food boundaries you use with your family?- No eating while preoccupied, wait 20 minutes for seconds, don’t ever feel like you have to finish something. I will change the subject when people have inappropriate body shaming/ talk or discussing of diets in front of my kids and I refuse to partake of these conversations away from them. We talk about keeping your body healthy and showing it love. Most of all, I love my body and all of it’s beauty… best boundary you really can have for your kids!
I made these tonight, and they were delicious! I used 1 tsp of almond extract and 1/2 tsp of vanilla. I substituted the maple syrup for monk fruit, and used 1/2 cup of Lily’s dark chocolate chips. They turned out so good! I was worried I would want to eat them all, but 1 was rich enough to satisfy my sweet tooth! Thank you for the recipe!
I grew up in the diet culture era as well, and I’m trying hard to change my mindset so I can set a better example for my daughter.
Taralynn McNitt says
I need to try these with almond extract! I love anything with almond flavor.
Thank you for sharing your subs and feedback!!
I’ve been eyeballing these yummy-looking cookies over on your IG and hopped over to make sure I save the recipe! 🙂 Can’t wait to try these out soon!
Make Life Marvelous
A good cookie option for the kids without overload of sugar. They taste great too!
The most important guidelines in our family are to focus on “real” food, cook at home mostly, and enjoy everything moderately. It works out well!