Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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It’s been a bit of a longer break than expected, but we have been working on some things while we’ve been gone. As you can see, we’ve undergone a little bit of a refresh, and are still working on a few more things to update on here. 

We’re refocusing a bit on all-natural recipes & tips, but we’ll still be incorporating some every day living encouragement and inspiration as well. So, from now on you’ll start to see more recipes and product reviews. Now, just to clarify, “all-natural” doesn’t always mean “healthy.” We will definitely be sharing recipes that are indulgent and not for regular, every day consumption. Over the last 5 months we’ve really focused on living healthier lives, and we’re super committed to that. We also believe in balance, however, so an occasional indulgent treat is perfectly acceptable as part of a healthy lifestyle. I’ve always loved making (and eating) dessert, and am excited to share some delicious recipes with all of you. 

 
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All of our recipes will be free of artificial dyes/flavors/preservatives, because we firmly believe that they are detrimental to everyone’s health, especially kids. So if you see colored frosting or sprinkles on our site, rest assured that they are naturally colored and flavored. We’ll also be sharing reviews of all-natural baking supplies, like natural dyes and mixes (because sometimes from-scratch isn’t practical for life’s circumstances.) 

There are so many different diets out there that claim to be essential for health; keto, paleo, gluten-free, low-carb, high carb, vegan, grain-free, etc. We don’t believe it’s necessarily one-size-fits-all, though. For some people, their best health is achieved going gluten-free, or vegan. For others, meat is an important part of their health. I (Emi), for example, has figured out that the source(s) of some health issues for me (namely gut-related stuff) are both grains and dairy, so I’ve gone grain-and-dairy-free, because it has made a huge difference in the way that I feel. That said, I don’t believe everyone needs to go totally grain-and-dairy-free. If you’re having health issues or feel icky after eating, it’s worth experimenting to figure out what foods negatively affect you. 

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So, along with more traditional desserts we’ll also be sharing healthier treats, too, like today’s Grain-Free Dairy-Free (But Not Taste-Free) Chocolate Chip Cookies (that are also vegan and healthier, and can be tweaked to fit Paleo eating as well). They’re really yummy, and a little crisp on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside (so basically the perfect chocolate chip cookie texture).

To make these cookies, you’ll need to start with a grain-free flour. I found a great DIY Grain-Free (Paleo) All-Purpose flour recipe at The Calculated Whisk. You’ll have plenty left over after making this recipe, so you’ll be able to make more yummy things with it. I’m excited to keep experimenting with this flour to adapt some of my favorite recipes. The ingredients should be pretty easy to locate — I was able to get both the almond flour and coconut flour at our local King Soopers (Kroger) store, and the tapioca starch was easy (and surprisingly cheap!) to buy at Whole Foods. 

The cookie recipe is adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie — she has so many yummy, healthier dessert recipes over there!

So, grab your spatula and get ready to Bake Naked! (Clothing recommended) 😉

Yield: 17 cookiesPin it

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

prep time: 15 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 30 mins

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Healthier, Lower Calorie, and yet somehow still Totally Delicious and Satisfying. Easily made Paleo too! Grain-Free Flour recipe courtesy of acalcultedwhisk.com, and cookie recipe adapted from chocolatecoveredkatie.com. Did I mention there's only 90 calories per cookie?!

ingredients:

For the Flour
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 & 1/3 cup tapioca starch (also called tapioca flour)
  • 2/3 cup coconut flour
For the Cookies
  • 2/3 cup + 1/2 cup grain-free flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 4 tbsp granulated sugar 
  • 1/3 cup or more chocolate chips
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 3-5 tbsp milk of choice (I used coconut)

instructions:

For the Flour
  1. Sift 2 cups of almond flour (measure before sifting)
  2. Add the tapioca and coconut flours and mix well with a whisk
  3. Sift together
  4. Should last stored in an airtight container in the fridge for several months
For the Cookies
  1. Preheat the oven to 380 degrees
  2. Combine the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl using a whisk
  3. Add both sugars and combine well
  4. Next add the vanilla, coconut oil, and 3 tbsp of milk of choice. Add more milk if needed to make it come together in a bowl (should be about the same consistency as regular cookie dough).
  5. Add in chocolate chips and mix well
  6. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper and scoop about a rounded tablespoon full of cookie dough and form into a ball. Place on the prepared pan about 2 inches apart. 
  7. Bake at 380 degrees for about 6-8 minutes. Cookies should be slightly browned on top but still look a tad underdone when they are ready. Let cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 
  8. Store in an airtight container on the counter for 3-5 days.

NOTES:

To Make Paleo-Compliant: Use Paleo chocolate chips (Enjoy Life), and use only coconut sugar 
Flour Alternatives: Oat flour, Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, even regular flour will work
To Make Dairy-Free: Use dairy-free chocolate chips (I used Guittard semi-sweet chocolate chips; they are made on shared equipment, however, so for a strict and allergy-safe alternative use Enjoy Life chips), and use a dairy-free milk

calories

90

fat (grams)

5

carbs (grams)

11

protein (grams)

1

sugar (grams)

8
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We hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make these, let us know how they turned out! We’d love to see pictures of the finished product on Instagram @naked_bakes_bakery!

Have a blessed day!

 
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