Did you start the new year with health resolutions and goals to stick to? No need to worry about depriving yourself of sweets this season with these delicious chocolate chip cookies. These chocolate chip cookies are perfect for those on a low-carb diet looking for that perfect, satiating treat. Not only are they sweet and satisfying, bt they are gluten-free, grain-free refined-sugar free as well.
With only 1.9 grams of net carbs per serving, no need to deprive yourself of these chocolate goodies. For those following a ketogenic diet, you can still indulge in a few of these babies without getting kicked out of ketosis.
Some of the main ingredients of these cookies include —
- Coconut oil
- Grass-fed butter
- Almond flour
- 100 % Cacao baking chocolate bar
Why 100% Cacao?
Instead of baking with traditional chocolate chips, a cacao baking chocolate bar is a great healthy alternative that will provide you with plenty more benefits than regular chocolate or even dark chocolate. The higher the percent of cacao the better. Granted, the taste will be a bit bitter on it’s own but provides that extra sweet kick you’ll need for these cookies.
So, why is cacao preferred?
- Abundant Source of Magnesium
- Rich in Manganese
- Good Source of Copper
#1 Abundant Source of Magnesium
Cacao is one of the top magnesium-rich sources available. Magnesium plays a much larger role in the functions of the body than one may think. In fact, over 300 biochemical reactions need this mineral for proper function. Magnesium also helps improve muscle structure and enhances nerve function. [*]
Manganese is essential to help build strong bones and are a part of many enzymes that play a role in metabolizing the food you eat. These enzymes form connective tissue, blood clotting factors and even certain hormones.
#3 Good Source of Copper
Did you know that cacao is a good source of copper? COpper plays a huge role in the development of hemoglobin and transferring oxygen to your blood. Like manganese, copper also helps develop connective tissue — myelin and melanin specifically.
Worried you’ll feel deprived with your New Year’s Resolutions? Think again! With these chocolate chip cookies, you’ll be able to indulge guilt and worry-free. Satisfy that sweet tooth while remaining in ketosis with these delicious cookies.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
One cup at a time, add almond flour and mix together with hand mixer.
In a bowl, microwave chocolate pieces in 15 second increments until just barely soft. Transfer chocolate to plastic baggie and carefully break pieces apart using a rolling pin or the bottom of a hard object. Pour chocolate pieces into bowl of dough and fold in until combined.
Form dough into balls and lightly press down and place on prepared cookie sheets, allowing plenty of room in between cookies for dough to spread during baking process.
Bake cookies for 18-20 minutes, until edges are golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before serving. Enjoy!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 191 Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 18g||28%|
|Carbohydrate 11.5g (Net: 1.9g)||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|