The following post is from Becky of Milo & Oats:
I am a huge dessert lover. A big, towering piece of chocolate cake, a slice of fresh strawberry pie, a comforting dish of rice pudding. Oh, I could go on and on.
Do you want to know what my favorite sweet treat is, though? Cookies! I could eat them every day. I shouldn’t, but I most certainly could.
These Healthy Almond Butter Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies are healthy enough to eat almost everyday.
What makes these cookies just a little healthier than the rest? I’m so glad you asked! Check out the ingredient line-up on these little cuties.
- Whole-wheat flour. They are partially made with whole-wheat flour and could be made entirely with whole-wheat if you like. Particularly, if you use a lighter whole-wheat pastry flour.
- Coconut oil. They use coconut oil instead of butter. I personally don’t have big objections to butter. Butter and I go way back. That said, variety is the spice of life and coconut oil is a great, healthy alternative.
- Maple syrup. These yummy cookies are refined sugar free. That’s right! They are entirely sweetened with maple syrup!
- Sweet potato. I know you didn’t see that one coming! You would never guess, but the sweet potato helps keep these cookies soft and moist.
- Almond butter. The almond butter provides lots of healthy fat and staying power. You could certainly swap it out for another nut or seed butter if you like.
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup almond butter
- ¾ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup mashed sweet potato
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, whisk the whole-wheat flour, the all-purpose flour, and the salt together. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine almond butter, maple syrup, sweet potato, coconut oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
- Add the flour mixture to the almond butter mixture and mix.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
What is your favorite dessert? Could you eat cookies every day too?
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|Becky is a wife and homeschool mom to five incredible kids. She loves chocolate, books, and baking allergy-friendly treats for her family. Becky is the blogger behind Milo & Oats and loves chatting about everything from parenting to curriculum hoarding to what’s for dinner. Connect with Becky on Facebook and Pinterest.|
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