What is your favorite dessert?
If you ask me, I love chocolate chip cookies (and muffins, I guess).
It reminded me of the time when I was a kid and used to have them with a glass of milk on a cold winter evening.
Though the ones I used to have would be from a wheat flour and butter. And it would be a cow milk in my glass.
So when I started the paleo diet I wondered whether there was a way to make paleo chocolate chip cookies.
Another thing I had to consider at that time was that my household was a very busy household with 3 kids and physically working husband.
So sweets were one of the things that none of them would give up so easily.
After some tries and fails, I found a recipe that satisfied my family chocolate-chip-cookies-cravings.
I hope this recipe will also be your favorite one!
What is your favorite dessert?
Who Said That Paleo Is Boring?
Who said that following the paleo diet should be boring and should exclude all types of sweets?
I know, that when we hear the word ‘diet’ the only picture we imagine is a bowl of salad with chicken on top.
Well, this picture is not related to the paleo diet.
The idea of the paleo diet is not to make you starve, but to adjust your food choices based on certain principles.
Forget what you ate before and think paleo!
Modify the recipes based on the paleo-friendly ingredients!
And that includes our favorites – desserts.
You can find dozens of paleo-friendly recipes of desserts online. And the reason for this variety is that the paleo diet principles work great with a lot of ordinary recipes. You just need to substitute certain ingredients with paleo-friendly ones.
And most of the substitutes work just fine in most of the non-paleo-friendly recipes.
That was exactly what I did when I was looking for the paleo chocolate chip cookies recipe.
I took the recipe for the ordinary chocolate chip cookies that my family used to enjoy and substituted some ingredients with paleo-friendly ones.
It took a little of tries to get the best out of it and I would like to share with you the result here.
The Dessert That All The Family Will Enjoy
I believe that desserts are a comfort type of food.
And why not?
If you do not feel well or feel stressed, why not to eat something sweet to cheer yourself up!
And once again if you would like to make the paleo diet your lifestyle, you definitely want to have something to ‘sweet’ the days when you would like to give up!
I found that cookies work great for that purpose.
First of all, you can pack them in your kid’s lunch packs.
Secondly, they will satisfy your sugar or chocolate cravings very well, as they have chocolate chips in it and just enough sweetness.
And finally, you can limit yourself to eating just a few if you will be able to though!
It Is Only 8 Ingredients
The paleo chocolate chip recipe is very easy to make and follow.
You will need only 8 ingredients, that a lot of paleo users will have in the pantry.
If you do not have ingredients such as almond flour, maple syrup or coconut oil in your pantry you definitely would like to have them as these will be main ingredients in a lot of baking recipes.
Check your grocery store as most of them hold these items nowadays.
If not check your health store or check online.
The nice thing about this chocolate chip recipe is that you can also adjust the recipe based on your taste.
For example, instead of cinnamon, you can add vanilla extract.
If you like to have a bit of sourness, you can add raisins (1/4 cup of raisins and 1/4 cup of chocolate chips) or a teaspoon of lemon/lime juice.
Play with the ingredients to find your perfect chocolate chip cookies recipe.
Enjoy this easy to bake paleo chocolate chip cookie recipe! Serve with a glass of almond or coconut milk
- 3 cups of blanched almond flour
- 0.5 cup of maple syrup
- 0.5 cup of coconut oil extra virgin
- 1.5 cup of chocolate chips semi-sweet or at least 70% cocoa
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of salt
Preheat the oven to 375F (190C)
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave (approx.30-40 seconds)
In a small ball beat the eggs and maple syrup. Add coconut oil
In a medium bowl whisk together almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt
Add eggs and maple syrup to the dry mixture
Mix in chocolate chips
On a parchment-lined baking sheet form the dough into small balls with a tablespoon or ice-cream spoon. Place them 2-3 cm apart
Press the balls with your fingers to shape into the form of the cookies
Bake for 15 minutes in the medium rack or until golden brown
Let cool and serve
Tip: Dip the spoon into the cold water so the dough will not stick to it