Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
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.
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.
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) 😉
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!