Cookies are without a doubt my favorite dessert, maybe even one of my favorite foods. There’s nothing better than biting into a warm, gooey cookie, fresh out of the oven. With the New Year here, I’ve been mindful to monitor the foods that I eat, aiming to consume more plants and other earth-based foods. In addition, I’ve begun to dedicate my weekends to prepping vegetables, grains and dinners for the work week.
While most of my meal prepping consists of chopping veggies, boiling grains and so forth, this week I made a batch of healthy cookies to store in the freezer for mid-afternoon munching. From my experience, the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is by balancing your diet. Instead of restricting myself from eating dessert, I love to make heathy dessert options available should the craving call.
These Dark Chocolate Superfood Cookies are outrageously delicious. Filled with fiber, plant-based carbohydrates, fats and proteins, these satiating treats are the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of afternoon coffee, tea or a late night snack!
DARK CHOCOLATE SUPERFOOD COOKIES
Makes: 20 cookies
Time: 20 minutes
1 1/4 cup almond flour
1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon ground flax
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
6 tablespoons filtered water
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place the almond flour, oatmeal, coconut sugar, chia seeds, cinnamon, sea salt and ground flax in a bowl and mix well. Add in the vanilla extract, coconut oil and water and mix until dough forms. Add in the dark chocolate chips to combine.
3. Lightly dampen your hands with water and roll the dough into small balls. Place each dough ball on a cookie sheet lined with non-stick parchment paper and flatten with your palm. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies are golden.
Nutrition Facts (per cookie)
109 calories, 7g fat, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g sugar, 3g protein