Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

These healthy double chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make, dairy free, whole foods focused, and can be easily made gluten free.  They make a great healthy snack or healthy treat to enjoy any time of day! 

The Best Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

Soft & Pillowy Healthy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

I created this healthy batch of deliciousness several years ago and have finally had the chance to revamp the recipe! These healthy double chocolate chip cookies are super soft, pillowy, and mildly sweet. Perfect for a healthy snack that’s not going to shoot up your blood sugar levels! 

I originally made these cookies using spelt flour, a great whole grain with lots of nutrients if you can tolerate gluten, and remade them with a gluten free all purpose flour for those who need a gluten free option! 

This easy and tasty recipe for healthy double chocolate cookies is super simple, dairy free, and has a gluten free option. Made with whole grains, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and raw honey, they are a perfect sweet snack that’s soft, pillowy, chewy and low calorie.

Making Cookies Healthier

 

To make cookies healthier than regular cookies there are a few things to address and swaps you can make to bring in more nutrition but not sacrifice flavour! 

  • Swap Refined Flour for Whole Grain/Unrefined Flour – when a cookie recipe calls for refined white flour, always check to see if there’s an option so swap in a whole grain flour like spelt, or a gluten free grain flour such as brown rice or a blend. 

 

  • Substitute Refined Sugar for Unrefined Sweeteners – when a cookie recipe calls for white or brown sugar which are both refined and can raise blood sugar levels (and worsen sugar cravings!), use a natural unrefined sugar option if possible instead such as raw honey, pure maple syrup, or coconut palm sugar. 

 

  • Make Them Dairy Free – Dairy products produce an inflammatory response in many people, and can often cause digestive distress, eczema, and other unpleasant symptoms. If the cookie recipe calls for butter, try coconut oil or a plant-based butter substitute instead! 

Soft and Delicious Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients in Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

 

To make these delicious cookies I use a simple combination of ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Spelt flour or All-Purpose (1 to 1) Gluten Free Flour
  • Raw honey
  • Raw Cocao Powder (or regular Cocoa Powder)
  • Dark chocolate chips (70% or darker, naturally sweetened if possible)
  • Plant-Based butter (such as Earth Balance) or Coconut oil
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Non-dairy milk of choice
  • Salt, baking powder, and baking soda

Soft and Pillowy Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

The cookies come together in a breeze and are kid and adult friendly. I love that they are not overly sweet and have a rich chocolate flavour while still having a light and soft consistency. The texture of these cookies is actually a little “cake-like”, as they are soft and pillowy. 

Another little fact about these cookies is that they are relatively low in calories (around 60 calories each). While I definitely prioritize nutrition density over calorie counting, it is something to consider,  as it’s important to be mindful of portion sizes and your overall food intake during the day as just another way to practice mindful eating.  

 

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies Easy

If you are looking for a fun little baking idea, and a sweet but healthy treat to snack on, these healthy double chocolate cookies are a must! Be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later and of course, share the love! 

The Best Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 16 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

These healthy double chocolate chip cookies are so easy to make, dairy free, whole foods focused, and can be easily made gluten free. They make a great healthy snack or healthy treat to enjoy any time of day!

Ingredients

Optional Chocolate Drizzle & Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup 70% dark chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa nibs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl whisk eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a small saucepan melt butter (or coconut oil) with the dark chocolate chips and the honey.
  4. Add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until combined.
  5. Add in dry ingredients (flour, cocao powder baking powder and soda, and salt), and stir until a smooth cookie batter is achieved.*
  6. Cover a baking pan with parchment paper.
  7. Scoop tablespoon sized portions of the batter into balls and press down lightly to flatten (makes 16 small cookies).*
  8. Bake cookies for 8 minutes until just puffy.
  9. Let cool completely then drizzle with the melted chocolate and sprinkle with cocao nibs if you prefer (the chocolate drizzle will harden in the fridge for a few minutes).
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

*Be sure the gluten free flour you are using contains xanthan gum.

*Raw cocao powder contians more nutrients than regular cocoa powder, but either will work fine.

*If using gluten free flour in the recipe the batter will be relatively sticky so you'll want to wet a spoon intermittently when scooping the batter, and use the wet spoon to flatten the cookies to prevent sticking.

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This easy and tasty recipe for healthy double chocolate cookies is super simple, dairy free, and has a gluten free option. Made with whole grains, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and raw honey, they are a perfect sweet snack that’s soft, pillowy, chewy and low calorie.

 

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Have a lovely Sunday!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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