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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 178 kcal

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Healthy chocolate chip cookies: The good cookies.

This healthy chocolate cookie recipe makes 10 cookies. You can have them as a perfect snack before your workout, since they will give you a perfect energy kick for your workout. At this time they are perfect snack, if you love cookies, but want to eat healthier and consume less sugar

No butter and refined sugar

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my biggest weaknesses. I really loved to enjoy them during my pregnancy. However, as I wanted to lose the baby weight after my daughter was born and started being interested in healthy nutrition and losing body fat, I was shocked to learn how many calories the chocolate chip cookies have. The reason for this is the high amount of fats (in store bought cookies, very unhealthy fats) and all kinds of industrial sugar. Indeed I was trying a lot of recipes before I developed a recipe without butter, but still very chewy cookies. Instead of butter I use a combination of coconut oil and tahini and the cookies turn out crispy on the outside but chewy inside.

Sugar free and naturally sweet

Moreover it was difficult to develop a recipe without refined sugar. Obviously instead of sugar I am using date paste which is very easy to prepare. You need dates and hot water, let them soak for some time and blend. This adds a lot of natural sweetness to the cookies, still making the taste of other ingredients come through.

Delicious and healthy

Summing up healthy chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make and turn crispy outside and chewy on the inside. They combine cookie taste with chocolate chips and salty notes. These chocolate chip cookies are a perfect healthy version of your favorite cookies, because they are butterfree and refined sugar free.


How to prepare healthy chocolate chip cookies

Healthy chocolate chip cookies

Healthy chocolate chip cookies are very easy to make and turn crispy outside and chewy on the inside. They combine cookie taste with chocolate chips and salty notes. These chocolate chip cookies are a perfect healthy version of your favorite cookies, because they are butterfree and refined sugar free with only 178 calories per cookie.

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5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g dates
  • 120 g hot water
  • 35 g tahini
  • 30 g coconut oil
  • 160 g rice flour*
  • 5 g baking powder 1 teaspoon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 20 g sugar free chocolate chips*

Instructions

  • Pour 120 g hot water over 100 g dates, leave them inside for at least 15 minutes, or longer.
    Healthy chocolate chip cookies
  • Mix the dry ingredients: 160 g rice flour, 5 g baking powder (1 teaspoon) and a pinch of salt.
  • After 15 minutes blend dates together with water (do not drain the water) in a blender to get date paste.
    Healthy chocolate chip cookies
  • In a blender, add 30 g melted coconut oil* and 35 g tahini*, mix.
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  • Pour wet ingredients into flour with baking powder, knead the dough.
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  • Heat the oven to 200 C / 390 F. Form 8 round balls with your hands and place them in the slightly fatted baking tin. Take a fork (or a glass) and flatten the balls, so they have a form of round chocolate chip cookies. As this healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe does not contain any butter the cookies will not spread in the oven, so you have to do it with a fork, before you put them into the oven.
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  • Sprinkle 20 g chocolate chips on top and push them inside with a fork, so they stick to the dough.
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  • Place the baking tin in the oven at a level higher than the middle rack and bake at 200°C/390°F for 15 minutes. Take cookies out of the oven and let them chill for 10-15 minutes. They are still soft and need some time to develop their full flavor.
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Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 74mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
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Tips & hacks for the recipe

*Do not change rice flour to other types of flour. Rice flour gives cookies a buttery structure that is normally achieved by adding a lot of butter. This is an amazing way to get crispy cookies with low calories!
*You can use regular chocolate chips, not necessary sugar free chocolate chips. But then your healthy chocolate chip cookies will not be sugar free, as I specified in this recipe. They will still be low calorie though, since these healthy chocolate chip cookies recipe itself is very low in calories and consists only of healthy ingredients.
chips, because we are not using a lot of them and the amount of sugar will be very low.
*You can do it in the microwave or over hot water. You can put coconut oil in the microwave and heat it for 10 second intervals. Do not forget to cover it. Coconut oil melts very fast. You will need 2-3 intervals or less to melt it. You can also pour some hot water into the pot and place a jar with coconut oil over it. Wait 2-3 minutes and coconut oil is melted.
*Make sure that the tahini you add is soft and pretty fluid. Mix the jar with tahini, so oil and tahini paste combine and tahini has a soft and pretty fluid structure.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy chocolate chip cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
178
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
74
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
117
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
28
g
9
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
4
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
0.2
mg
0
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

health benefits Top health benefits and facts

Are healthy chocolate chip cookies low calorie?

Healthy chocolate chip cookies can be easily prepared lower in calories. Obviously, if you omit or reduce the amount of sugar and butter in cookies, as a result the cookies will definitely have less calories.
In my healthy chocolate cookies recipe I use rice flour, tahini, coconut oil, and date paste. Since these healthy ingredients substitute butter and sugar, the cookies have half the calories in comparison to cookies with added sugar and wheat flour.

Are healthy chocolate cookies low sugar?

Healthy chocolate cookies can be prepared low in sugar. In my recipe I am not adding any sugar, but date paste. As a result, the cookies are sweet without added sugar.

How to make chocolate chip cookies with less sugar?

To make chocolate chip cookies with less sugar, use one of the following options:
– Reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. Usually, cookies are extremely sweet and you can easily reduce the sugar and the cookies will still taste great
– Replace sugar with natural syrups, for example, maple or agave syrup
– Replace sugar with dried fruit paste, fruit purees or add dried fruit to the recipe
In my recipe, I replaced sugar with date paste. The cookies turn out very sweet and do not contain any added sugar.

How to make healthy chocolate chip cookies without sugar?

To make healthy chocolate chip cookies without sugar, you can use date paste. As I have shown, the date paste is really easy to make. First pour hot water into dates, second let them soak, and finally blend dates and water in a blender to paste consistency. Check my recipe for measurements.

Are healthy chocolate chip cookies dairy free?

To make sure healthy chocolate cookies are dairy free, check the ingredients on the package. In any case, you can prepare dairy free cookies at home. Check my dairy free and sugar free recipe to prepare the best healthy chocolate chip cookies.

How unhealthy is a chocolate chip cookie?

Chocolate chip cookies are pretty unhealthy, because they contain white flour, butter and a lot of sugar. However you can make a healthy version of cookies at home. In addition to using coconut oil and butter in the recipe, you can use less sugar and high quality chocolate.

What are the healthiest cookies you can eat?

Surprisingly, in supermarkets, it is difficult to find cookies that do not contain any sugar, butter and white flour. Therefore, it is better to make cookies at home. It will take half an hour and a few 4 ingredients. In my recipe I am using rice flour, coconut oil, tahini and dates. As a result the cookies are full of healthy fats, are sugar free and lower in calories.

Can I make healthy chocolate chip cookies without butter?

Obviously, you can make healthy chocolate cookies without butter.
You can use coconut oil instead of butter, or add a small amount of tahini.

What are some healthy substitutes for sugar in chocolate chip cookies?

In fact there are a lot of healthy substitutes for sugar in chocolate chip cookies. You can easily replace sugar with dried fruit pastes (for example date, raisin, prune paste), fruit purees (e.g. apple sauce), natural syrups (for example, maple or agave syrup) or sweet fruits.

How can I make healthy chocolate chip cookies with fewer calories?

Without a doubt,you can make chocolate chip cookies with fewer calories. You can halve the calories, if you do not use white flour, butter, or sugar for baking.

Can I use dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips for healthier cookies?

You can definitely use dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips for healthier cookies. In fact this will lower the amount of sugar you consume: dark chocolate contains 88% less sugar than milk chocolate.

How can I make gluten-free healthy chocolate chip cookies?

Obviously you can make gluten-free healthy chocolate chip cookies, using
coconut, almond, rice, chickpea flour. Equally important is to use dark chocolate chip cookies and not milk chocolate cookies.

What is the best way to store healthy chocolate chip cookies?

Homemade healthy chocolate chip cookies are best stored in a tightly closed container at room temperature for up to 10 days.

How can I make vegan healthy chocolate chip cookies?

Unquestionably if you omit butter and eggs, you can make vegan chocolate chip cookies. In my recipe I am using tahini instead of butter and date paste for soft sugar free consistency.