Healthiest Single Serving Choco-Chip Protein Cookies [Grain Free + Sugar Free]

You know that phrase, “bet you can’t eat just one?!” I’m not betting. I know I can’t just have one. Especially when it comes to warm cookies.

If I’m left alone in the kitchen with a freshly baked batch of healthy cookies, you best believe they’ll be gone.

Charmaine doesn’t share cookies! 

But portion control is tres important and must be in order when it comes to baked goods – healthy ones too. This is why I constructed this easy yet delicious recipe so I’m able to eat the whole batch without feeling oh so guilty. Guilt is not an option.

These may not be your average chocolate chip cookies but it definitely does the trick. Soft, moist and gooey – how can you complain? And because I’m a health nut, I’ve made them to be vegan, grain free, gluten free, preservative free and sugar free! Don’t worry; delicious hasn’t been taken out of the equation.

Did I mention that these bad boys also have protein in it? They do! So there’s absolutely no excuse as to why you can’t have these everyday.

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What you’ll need: 

7 tsp of organic buckwheat flour (grind buckwheat groats in a high power blender to make it from scratch)

2 tbsp of xylitol crystals

Stevia drops or packets (adjust to your sweet tooth)

3 tbsp of organic virgin coconut oil, liquid

1 tbsp of hemp protein powder (not hemp hearts/seeds!)

2 tsp of filtered warm water

Pinch of cinnamon

3-4 tsp of chopped unsweetened dark chocolate (pure cacao is what I use), cacao nibs or vegan carob chips (homemade is the best!)

1/4 tsp of vanilla bean extract (without alcohol is the best)

Optional: slivered almonds

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the dark chocolate and mix well until a cookie dough batter is formed. It should be able to stick together. If it’s a little dry, add a tiny bit of water or a smidgen of coconut oil. Fold in chopped chocolate. Lightly combine.

With your hands, roll into balls and press down on parchment paper. Use your finger to lightly and gently flatten the cookies. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for a few seconds (haha) then devour!

Roughly makes about 5-6 mini cookies or 3 large cookies. x

 

 

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