Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies
This chocolate gluten-free cookies recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
If you enjoy recipes like this, you may be interested in my advanced nutrition and recipe book the Keto Metabolic Breakthrough.
Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies
Yield 10 Cookies
- 1/2 cup nut butter (almond or cashew work well)
- 1 pasture-raised egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons ChocZero Keto Maple syrup
Step #1: Preheat oven to 320
Step #2: Place all ingredients in food processor or blender and blend until batter is mixed together
Step #3: Using your hands form dough into balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a non-stick silicon baking mat.
Step #4: Using a fork and press down to flatten each cookie ball until about ½-inch thick
Step #5: Bake for about 10 minutes
Step #6: Let cool before eating
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8 g
Total Carbohydrates 6 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Protein 3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments
If you are looking for a great gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate cookie that is full of fat burning ingredients than you will love this recipe. From start to finish, after you have the ingredients set up, you can make this recipe in roughly 20 mins!
This recipe goes beyond gluten-free in that it is completely free of grains. Gluten free grains such as rice, buckwheat, corn, etc are all high in inflammatory carbohydrates and should be minimized for optimal health. This recipe is full of life giving nutrients that are low in inflammatory carbohydrates and rich in healthy fats, fiber and anti-oxidants.
If you are following a ketogenic diet than this recipe will work for you as long as you use a sweetener such as the keto maple syrup which contains monk fruit and erythritol, which are natural sweetening agents that do not impact your blood sugar levels. You could also use stevia as well!
Try this out and let us know how you enjoy it in the comments section below!
Can honey be used instead of this sweetener? I don’t need a lot of sweetening so less honey would be fine with me. I can’t stand stevia and if monkfruit is anything like it, no thank you. Our local Farmers’ Mkt sells wonderful honey from local bees. According to the time of year, the bees go to different flowers so we have a nice variety. The “healthy” sweeteners I find in recipes are a turn-off, but I have to have gluten free recipes.
Hey Joan, many people find the taste of monk fruit to be much better when they don’t like stevia. You can definitely use honey if you would like! Just experiment to find the amount that works for you.
I am a believer in honey is a teaspoon in coffee to much?
I am fighting cancer and have stopped all honey intake , sugar feeds cancer correct?
Hey Michael, that should be fine. If your goal is to burn fat as a primary fuel source (ketogenic diet) then you would need to add some MCT oil as well or watch your carbs closely throughout the day. Otherwise it is not an issue! In the case of cancer, I typically like to recommend adhering to a ketogenic diet as closely as possible.
What can I use instead of an egg since I am allergic to eggs ?
Here are a number of options https://drjockers.com/10-substitutions-baking-without-eggs/
BochaSweet is very good replacement sweetener! A derivative of a Japanese Kombocha pumpkin.
Great suggestion Marion!! Here it is: https://amzn.to/2S7c45u
Amazon reviews suggest that BochaSweet can cause a lot of very nasty gas (not painful but very nasty smelling: i.e. like a corpse), at least in some people. Beware!
Can organic maple syrup be used for sweetening
Sure, but it is high in sugar.