Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a serious sweet tooth but am trying to make “healthier” choices. Yes, I still have my Fro Yo every so often, but when my real craving for CHOCOLATE sets in, I wanted to find a go-to alternative that would satisfy it.

I have been experimenting with coconut flour a lot lately. There is so much talk about Paleo and Gluten Free things these days that I had to hop on the ban wagon and start experimenting. Here is a link that describes: Cooking with Coconut Flour.

In my quest to make something with chocolate, these came about:

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut flour
2 whole eggs
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips

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Directions:

~Pre-heat oven to 350*
~Combine eggs and whisk until blended
~Mix together all wet ingredients
~Add coconut flour slowly and stir together
~Add in chocolate chips and mix

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~Using a tablespoon, scoop out a heaping scoop and place onto baking sheet
~These cookies will not spread out so however you place them onto the baking sheet is how they will come out. I will recommend flattening a bit.
~Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes
(**If you are in a hurry, bump the temp up to 375* for 12-15 minutes**)

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~Once cool, place in air tight container and store in the refrigerator

**One taste tester said these could use a glass of milk, I like mine cold right out of the fridge!!!

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Nutritional information:

Yields: 17 cookies
Total calories: 1,173
Calories per cookie: 69

Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

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About Lisa Lamb

This is a way for me to share my passion for living a healthy lifestyle, share my fitness journey and to create low calorie recipes for us and my daughter Makenna who has Prader-Willi Syndrome! Description My daughter was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome which in a nutshell, (but please feel free to google for more information) will cause a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. The food compulsion makes for constant supervision necessary. This page is dedicated to her. She inspires me everyday to live a happy, healthy and active lifestyle. I want to create a healthy environment for her. With my passion for nutrition and fitness, I hope I can spread awareness about PWS and create healthy recipes for her to enjoy with never feeling deprived. She has given me new hope to move forward with my passion in nutrition and become a Registered Dietitian. My focus will be on childhood obesity, emphasizing in PWS. I look forward to sharing my journey with you all! ***Please note I am not a Registered Dietitian. I would classify myself as a "nutrition snob." I do all of this because I love learning about food and fitness. All the recipes posted are tired and can be adjusted to your lifestyle. ***
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