Low-Carb Double Chocolate Cookies are low calorie and low fat delicious chocolatey goodness without the guilt!
Ever since my husband and I have started eating a heck of a lot of paleo recipes lately (my salmon recipe from a few days go), we have been seeing great results. That being said, we are avoiding sweets, chocolate bars, ice-cream, grains, you name it. Unless we make it and customize it ourselves with natural and organic sweeteners, we simply will not eat it. And boy, it’s hard. But simply put, these cookies have made it so easy.
I wanted to put together a delicious snack that’s able to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling full. One of these cookies will trick the mind into thinking that you had just indulged, meanwhile there’s no guilt associated with eating one.
It’s like magic.
Unsweetened cocoa powder is good for the heart. I love to add it in smoothies, breakfast bowls, and healthy desserts. Especially for the little ones. And as for the natural sweetener, we like to use pure, organic maple syrup. Don’t be afraid to add a lot of it as it’s a much healthier alternative to sugar.
If you like this, you’ll love:
- Fat Burning Green Smoothie (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
- Healthy Blueberry Milkshake (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, Whole 30)
- Blueberry Banana Cinnamon Pancakes (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo)
At the end of the day, if you’re like me and you have a major sweet tooth or simply have a craving for chocolate, these cookies are just for you. However, you may not get the sugar high from a store bought cookie, but I know that you’ll thank me for the recipe, for helping you stay on track.
After all, chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes from the cocoa plant, and therefore chocolate is a salad. Just kidding. At least you will be using ingredients you trust and that you can feel great about for you and your well-being.
- 1 cup coconut flour (or almond flour)
- 1/4 cup natural cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (can also use softened coconut oil or olive oil)
- 1/3 cup organic maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees f and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
- Add melted butter, sweetener, vanilla, and egg to the mixture. Mix on low for 10-20 seconds. If using coconut oil instead of butter, you may need to mix using your hands.
- Fold in the chocolate chips into the batter. Using your hands or a spoon, portion about 9 cookies onto the lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, let cool before serving. Enjoy!