a truly guilt-free choc chip cookie recipe

a truly guilt-free choc chip cookie recipe

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We realise that ‘healthy’ and ‘cookies’ don’t often go in the same sentence, let alone chocolate chip cookies! Nutritionist Jessica Giljam-Brown (Wellness By Jessica) however, has made it happen. We promise there’s no nasties in this recipe – they are gluten, dairy, refined-sugar and guilt free – not to mention delicious.


  • 4 cups of almond flour (ground almonds)
  • 1 tsp of sifted baking soda
  • 2 cups of dark chocolate chips
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla paste (or 2 tsp of vanilla extract)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180  ̊C Fan Bake, line two trays with If You Care Baking Paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, choc chips, sea salt)
  3. Prepare the wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, ACV) and pour them over the dry ingredients
  4. Mix well with a wooden spoon
  5. Roll the mixture into small balls, and press them onto the baking trays so they are not touching
  6. Bake for 12-15mins
  7. Once removed, try and resist them until they have cooled down (if you can!), they are very soft after baking
  8. Store in an airtight container

Tip: if you’ve melted your coconut oil before mixing it in, then the choc chips might melt a little bit making the mixture darker and more chocolatey – if you’re not into that, then mix the choc chips in last instead.

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