At the end of a long day, sometimes a choc-chip cookie and cup of tea is all you need to unwind, right? Well, you’re in luck because we have the most delicious sugar-free choc chip cookie recipe that deserves a permanent place on our blog. This recipe is packed with healthier ingredients and is both sugar and gluten-free, so it won’t send your blood sugar levels soaring.
Plus, this simple recipe contains stevia, a healthier alternative to sugar that contains zero calories and won’t cause tummy problems as some other sugar alternatives do.
Why sugar-free choc chip cookies?
Sugar is addictive and can cause a host of health problems including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Cutting down on sugar makes health sense for everyone. Here are some key benefits of following a sugar-free approach:
- Less sugar will keep your blood sugar levels and energy stable
- A low-sugar diet will help to boost your immune system
- It may help to prevent a build-up of visceral fat around your organs
- A low-sugar diet will reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including obesity, heart disease and strokes
- It may lower your risk of depression
- Less sugar means less inflammation in the body, which may result in clearer skin and fewer acne breakouts
So, next time your sweet tooth kicks into overdrive, why not whip a batch of these sugar-free chocolate cookies instead?
Sugar-free chocolate chip cookies
- ½ cup plant-based butter or coconut oil, melted
- 3 Tbsp Truvia (we like Truvia Sweet Complete Stevia)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (We like Hershey’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips)
- Preheat your oven to 200°C, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the melted plant-based butter or coconut oil, stevia, egg, and vanilla extract, until smooth.
- Slowly add the almond flour, salt, and baking soda to the bowl, then stir gently to combine.
TOP TIP: If the dough is too runny, simply add a little more almond flour until it reaches the desired consistency
- Fold in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop cookie mixture onto the baking sheet.
- Use your fingers to flatten the dough into cookie shape, and make sure there’s enough space between each cookie.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until the cookies are golden brown on the edges.
Light breakfast idea
Not a fan of big breakfasts? A super breakfast rich in nutrients would be to crumble one of these delicious cookies on top of our Berry Good Smoothie bowl. Light, yet packed with body-loving nutrients to keep your skin, hair and nails in the best condition, we’re pretty sure you’ll make this on repeat!