Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (made without flour, eggs, or sugar)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yep, you read that right. Healthy chocolate chip cookies. Made without any flour, eggs, or added sugar.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I absolutely LOVE chocolate chip cookies, I mean, who doesn’t? So I really wanted to try to make a healthier version of them. Not only healthier but gluten and dairy free, and without any added sugar. Hmm, cookies without all the butter, eggs and sugar that also taste good? Challenge accepted!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have a sweet tooth like me, it’s important to learn how to sweeten things naturally. In this recipe I used 100% pure maple syrup (or honey) and dates. Two great natural ways to sweeten your food. Now yes, there is 7g of sugar per serving in these cookies but it’s all sugar that occurs naturally in the ingredients, I didn’t add any kind of sugar while baking these. Another thing to consider is the chocolate chips you use. There are dairy free and/or sugar free chocolate chips out there (you can also make your own, maybe I’ll have to show you guys how to do that soon). So your chocolate chip choice may add some sugar to the recipe too.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

But either way, these are still some pretty darn healthy cookies. And they stay soft and chewy (like all cookies should be as far as I’m concerned). Now before you begin baking, just a side note, you have to mold these cookies with your hands, the dough will be sticky (you have been warned!) but the upside to that is, this is raw cookie dough you can safely eat. (Ah, always a silver lining.)

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Omm-nom-nom-nom… COOOOKIEE.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (made without flour, eggs, or sugar)
 
Healthy chocolate chips cookies made without flour, eggs, sugar, butter, or oil.
Author:
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Dessert
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups gluten free rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana (about 2 bananas)
  • 1 cup nut butter (peanut, almond, etc)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp 100% pure maple syrup or honey
  • ½ cup pitted dates (packed)
  • ¼-1/2 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put all ingredients in a food processor (except chocolate chips) and blend together very well. You may need to stop it and scrape the edges a few times to make sure everything blends together evenly.
  3. Stir chocolate chips into mixture.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Scoop about 1-2 tbsp of dough for each cookie and place on cookie sheet.
  6. Use your hands to form each ball of dough into a thick cookie shape (these will not spread out while baking).
  7. Space cookies equally apart on sheet (should make about 20 cookies).
  8. Bake for 10-15 minutes (until cookies are firm and starting to slightly brown on top).
Notes
*All nutrition facts are an estimate.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie Calories: 150 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 69mg Protein: 5g

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So I was trying to take pictures that show just how tasty these cookies are.. so you’ll want to try them too and than we can both be healthy cookie monsters together… And this little furry munchkin just pops up like, “Umm…heyy….so… I heard that there were some cookies…?”

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Comments

    • says

      Yay so happy you liked them! I ate all mine already :( I’m kind of sad about it, time to bake again, and come up with new cookie recipes! :) thanks for stopping by.

  1. tonya says

    Thankyou.. my daughter doesn’t allow our grandson sugar so this might work.. I don’t blame her he gets natural sugar in fruit but not white sugar or brown… I’m excited make these even for me..

    • says

      You can purchase chocolate chips that are made without sugar. You can also make your own chocolate chips which do not contain any sugar at all. And the blog post does mention that. Here is a quick recipe for how to make your own chocolate chips:

      Ingredients:
      1/4 cup raw natural unsweetened cacao powder
      2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
      1 tbsp pure raw honey
      1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
      pinch of sea salt.

      Instructions:
      Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Mix together until blended smooth. Pour the mixture into a cake decorating bag (or even a plastic bag with the tip cut off if you need to get creative) and squeeze out a bit of chocolate onto the cookie sheet for each chip (adjust the amount depending on the size chocolate chips you would like). Freeze chips until hardened.

      You can always double the recipe to make more chocolate chips, or even spread the chocolate out in a small pan and make chocolate bars.

      I hope this helps and encourage you to try making your own. They taste great and you can feel better eating them knowing they’re made without any added sugar.

  2. A says

    These cookies are the answer to my prayers. I’ve made 3 batches just in the past week! Love that they can be made sugar-free and gluten-free. I also love how dense they are and they make for a filling snack during long days! I freeze them once they’ve cooled down so that they keep fresh for longer.

  3. Jasmine says

    Hi there, I tried your recipe today but the dough doesn’t stick together. I end up getting a soft paste after I baked it. I blended the rolled oats & used normal butter instead of almond butter. Is that why ?

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