Saturday, February 7, 2015

Gluten free, sugar free chocolate chip cookies

My husband is out of town tonight. So what else would I do but play with my munchkin and experiment in my kitchen? I've created a delicious cookie that's both gluten and sugar free. 

Yes. The title says these cookies are sugar free. However, you'll notice the ingredient list called for coconut sugar. Is this still considered sugar you may ask?! Yes and no. I tend to lean more on the no side. And here is why. 

Calorie wise, (which by now, my readers know i don't track calories) they're about the same. However, honey and maple are high calorie as well and they aren't considered sugar. 
Coconut sugar is full of nutrients. Including: potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium, vitamin c, iron and copper. As well as antioxidants. It's also is low on the glycemic index so it won't spike your blood sugar. 
Now, despite these benefits, coconut sugar isn't a super food. I want to make that clear. HOWEVER, when it comes to choosing a sweetener, this one is as good as it gets. Because it's not an empty calorie, I, personally, do not consider it a sugar. 

For this recipe, you will need:
1 stick grass fed butter
3/4 cup organic coconut sugar 
1/2 C organic maple syrup  
2 cage free eggs 
1 t sea salt
1 t baking powder 
3 cups gluten free oat flour 
1 C extra dark chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 375 F. 
Grease cookie sheet and set aside. 
Cream together butter, maple, coconut sugar and eggs in a stand mixer. 
Add salt and baking soda and mix until combined. 
Once thoroughly combined, start adding flour one half cup at a time until completely mixed in. Finally, mix in chocolate chips. Take note, it will not be the same consistency of regular cookies. It will be thick, but not moldable with your hands. Take two spoons, scoop up mix and drop it on greased cookie sheet 2-3 inches apart.
Bake 6-7 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes then remove. 

Enjoy with raw milk, almond milk, coconut milk or simply by themselves. They taste good either way. ❤️

Happy healthy healing!


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