Super Clean Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

I have been seeing some delicious-looking recipes for chocolate chip cookies posted by other on Instagram recently. Drooling over the pictures got me craving the old toll house cookies I used to love so much. But, I did not want all of the sugar, butter and gluten for which the classic recipe is famously known. I got to work replacing the ingredients I didn’t want to use with more wholesome plant based, gluten free, cleaner elements.

What I got was admittedly different than the classic, but the cookies were actually really delicious, light and I can honestly say – healthy!

I was going to use Earth Balance to replace the butter, but I have been watching old episodes of The British Baking Show on Netflix and recently saw an episode featuring a vegan week. The bakers used coconut butter to replace the butter in their recipes and got fantastic results. I do use coconut butter quite a bit, but never really replaced it for butter in a recipe. I didn’t want the cookies to be too fatty or oily, so I cut the coconut butter with apple sauce and it worked pretty well! The taste and texture were very good, although differed from what it might have been had I used regular butter or even Earth Balance.

The texture was not as gooey, and the cookies needed help flattening, which I did with a fork before I popped them in the oven, but I am proud to say that I can safely consume these babies without veering off my anti-cancer diet. These cookies are clean, wholesome and crave-worthy.

The bottom line is that even though they were different than the classic and I needed to double the cooking time to about 20 minutes, I feel good enough about this version of the recipe to post it and encourage you to give it a try!

If you have any suggestions that may enhance these chocolate chip cookies, please share your thoughts!

Ingredients Needed for Super Clean Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

2 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Flour Farm)
¼ cup Cassava flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup coconut butter, melted
½ cup coconut sugar
2 TBS Yacon Syrup
2 TBS Agave Nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 chia eggs
1 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Lily’s with no sugar)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (Optional. If omitting, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. of all-purpose flour.)

How to Prepare Super Clean Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Preheat oven to 375° F

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use coconut oil to grease the cookie sheet so cookies do not stick.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.

Using a mixer, beat together the apple sauce, coconut butter, coconut sugar, yacon syrup, agave nectar and vanilla extract in large bowl until well combined.

Add the chia eggs, mixing well until well combined.

Add the flour mixture slowly mixing until well combine.

Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using.

Dole out the batter using about a tablespoon full for each cookie. I used my hands for this part and made small balls that I then flattened with a fork once the cookie balls were spaced out on the cookie sheet.

Bake the chocolate chip cookies for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and the texture stiffens up a little bit. These cookies taste better if they are a little bit firm.

Cool the cookies for 10 minutes before moving them.

Enjoy these nutritious, clean, wholesome snacks!

More more delicious, clean recipes, check out our recipes page on Health Tastes Good!

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