Kids love cookies. And most adults do, too. Fill your jar with these healthy, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies and you may discover they’re gone before the lunch bell rings. Holistic pharmacist and mom Sherry Torkos adapted this cookie recipe by adding Sunfiber to boost the fiber content, but Regular Girl* works as well. “It’s a good breakfast food actually,” said Torkos of her chocolate chip cookies. “It’s a great way to sneak more fiber into their diet.”
We promise, you’ll just notice the great taste of these high-protein cookies made with almond meal instead of flour. “What kid doesn’t like cookies?” asks Torkos.
2 tablespoons solid coconut oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups almond meal
1/3 cup Regular Girl
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Yield: 16 cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Combine the flour, Sunfiber, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Mix the oil and syrup together in a second bowl, then whisk in the egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Place a tablespoon of batter onto the pan about two inches apart. Flatten slightly. Sprinkle the top of each with additional chocolate chips, if desired.
Bake until golden brown, eight to nine minutes. Let cool on pan for five minutes before removing from the pan.
* The heat from the oven will affect Regular Girl’s probiotics. Regain the edge by topping your cookies with chocolate frosting made with a sprinkle of Regular Girl.