This Recipe for Chocolate Cookies is sure to impress! Packed full of plant-based protein, and rich in superfoods and antioxidants, these cookies are just as healthy for you as they are delicious!
Oh, and not only is this Recipe for Chocolate Cookies gluten-free, it is also free of all grains, dairy, and refined-sugar! What more could you ask for?! Ready to dive into the details? Let’s get started.
Recipe for Chocolate Cookies
People always ask me where I get the idea for my recipes. To be 100% honest, a lot of times the recipes I make up are a result of whatever ingredients happen to be in my fridge (and then, if the recipe actually ends up tasting good, I jot the ingredients down, re-test and cross my fingers it works the second time.)
I know, not exactly scientific, but that’s how I do it. Here at Clean Cuisine, we firmly believe that food should be enjoyed, loved, and full of flavor! I love taking junk-filled recipes that I would normally avoid, and cleaning them up to make them healthy, and even more delicious!
Chocolate cookies recipes are quite simple, and most often include the same processed ingredients. Any conventional chocolate cookie recipe will most likely include: refined-flour, white sugar, butter, and cocoa. Click here for why we avoid dairy. Simple, but very processed, and anything but healthy. Because of this, my Recipe for Chocolate Cookies took on a total revamp approach!
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Not only was gluten-free a major goal of this recipe, I always prefer recipes full of protein, antioxidants, and ingredients to promote a healthy, healing body. So what ingredients did I use? Let’s take a look!
Recipe for Cookie Dough
Since this recipe is grain-free, this recipe uses a mix of flour-free ingredients to create a chewy and solid dough. A combination of egg whites, walnuts, pecans, and prunes are all that’s needed to create this simple, and protein-rich dough!
The Best Natural Sweetener
If you use unrefined natural sweeteners that contain nutrients and the rest of the ingredients in the dessert are also unrefined “whole foods” then you can create a healthy sweet treat.
This recipe uses a bit of honey, alongside prunes, and date sugar for delicious and healthy alternatives to white or highly-processed sugars.
Cacao vs. Cocoa
Instead of cocoa (what is most common in stores) this recipes utilizes cacao powder instead. And while both cacao and cocoa are derived from cacao beans, the difference all comes down to the processing of the chocolate.
Cacao is the minimally processed product of cacao beans, resulting in a highly nutrient-dense, rich powder. To achieve such a high percentage of nutrient retainment, cacao is cold-pressed to remove the cacao butter, and roasted at low temperatures.
You might have guessed it by now, but cocoa is the highly processed form of cacao. It still maintains some of its original nutrients, but its not nearly as beneficial as its unprocessed counterpart.
That’s really it! With just a few, whole food ingredients, you can have the most delicious, and healthy Recipe for Chocolate Cookies to enjoy!
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Recipe for Chocolate Cookies
Packed full of plant-based protein, and rich in superfoods and antioxidants, this Recipe for Chocolate Cookies is healthy and delicious!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 14 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- extra virgin organic coconut oil, for greasing the baking sheet
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1/2 cup prunes, can sub for medjool dates
- 3 tablespoons date sugar or coconut palm sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened raw cacao powder
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet with the extra virgin coconut oil.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, egg whites and salt.
- Place the walnuts, pecans, prunes, date or coconut palm sugar and cacao powder in a high-speed blender, and process into fine crumbs. Transfer the “crumbs” to a large mixing bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients in with the dry; mix well. Using a tablespoon as a measuring device, form 14 small round cookies. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until done but still chewy. Cool completely before serving.
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