When I stopped eating refined sugar, I started finding dessert recipes that I could make that would still fulfill my sweet tooth, but not completely wreck my diet or the progress that I had made when it came to giving up sugar.
This recipe has become a staple in our home – we love to make a big batch of cookies and then keep them in the freezer so we can pull one out when the craving hits!
I feel justified in calling these a healthier cookie with all the healthier ingredient swaps that have been made. Instead of bleached all-purpose flour, my base is Kodiak Cakes. This post is not sponsored, but this is such a great product that I use all the time – and not just for pancakes!
Instead of refined sugar, honey is used as the sweetener in these cookies. I prefer using local raw honey, but any honey will do! You can even buy it in bulk at a great price! I know that honey is not really a “health food”, but when it comes to baking, it’s my sweetener go-to. I like honey because it’s a little sweeter than sugar, so you can get away with using less. I also like that it goes through less processing overall compared to sugar and it does contain trace minerals and nutrients.
The chocolate chips that I use in this recipe are the Enjoy Life chocolate chips. I know that these do have sugar in them, but I am a believer in moderation. And you can’t have chocolate chip cookies without chocolate chips! The reason that I love this brand is because there are all real ingredients – no corn syrup (which is really hard to find in chocolate chips!). They are also dairy-free and gluten-free, which is awesome if you have those dietary restrictions.
Let me know if you make these cookies and tell me what you think! Do you have a favorite healthier dessert recipe? I would love to hear about it in the comments below!
- 2 cups Kodiak Power Cakes Mix
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup Enjoy Life mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together Kodiak Power Cakes Mix, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, mix together egg, pumpkin, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
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