Double Chocolate Cookies and the word “healthy” aren’t exactly what you would think would go together, but these soft chewy cookies will prove you wrong. Made with a base of Dark Chocolate Kodiak Cakes mix and lots of whole food ingredients and no refined sugar, these healthy double chocolate cookies will quickly become a new favorite!
Healthy Double Chocolate Cookies [made with Kodiak Cakes]
Keep reading for this delicious chocolate cookie recipe made with Kodiak Cakes.
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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 (along with our other Chocolate Chip Kodiak Cake Cookies) – 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.
Satisfy your chocolate craving with something healthy. You might even find that you prefer these healthy chocolate cookies more than regular chocolate cookies- plus they are better for you with less added sugar, fat, and calories.
I know you’ll enjoy these cookies- they are the perfect treat when you want something sweet and satisfying.
ARE HOMEMADE COOKIES HEALTHIER FOR YOU THAN STORE BOUGHT?
No cookies are going to be considered a “health” food but homemade cookies are certainly better than ones you buy at the store. Homemade cookies are generally better for you because they are lower in fat and sugar than bakery or packaged cookies.
When you make cookies at home you can better control what is going in them, plus you can use better quality ingredients that you feel good about. It also helps give you an idea of how much sugar, fat, and calories you’ll be consuming when you are the one making your cookies.
If you make healthier choices with ingredients and types of cookies, you can feel better about consuming homemade cookies. No matter what type of cookie you are eating, keep your serving size appropriate and you’ll be fine.
These Kodiak Cakes double chocolate cookies are the perfect guilt-free choice when you need something sweet.
WHAT ARE HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO EATING TREATS?
Sometimes you just need a treat. If you find yourself reaching for the candy bars multiple times per day, it’s time to try a better option such as these healthier double chocolate chip cookies made with Kodiak Cakes.
When the sweet cravings hit, there are plenty of healthy choices that won’t break your diet. Better options that will satisfy your sweet tooth could be fruit, dried fruit, yogurt, trail mix, smoothies, fruit popsicles, fruit-infused water, or an appropriate portion of a sweet treat. You don’t need to deprive yourself, learn to eat mindfully and enjoy a sweet treat when you need one.
Choose foods that have good-for-you ingredients too. This double chocolate chip cookie recipe will be one of your go-tos when you need a dessert.
Give this recipe a try- it’s healthier than many other treats. These cookies aren’t made with butter and refined sugar like other cookie recipes- instead you will use coconut oil, pumpkin puree, honey, plus Kodiak Cakes for a delicious chocolate cookie with great texture, amazing taste, and improved nutrition.
WHAT MAKES THESE CHOCOLATE COOKIES HEALTHIER THAN OTHER RECIPES?
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 (but they do make delicious Cinnamon Vanilla Protein 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 some sugar in them, but I am a believer in moderation. And you can’t have chocolate 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.
I hope you enjoy these healthy double chocolate cookies.
- 2 cups Kodiak Power Cakes Dark Chocolate Mix
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Dash of cinnamon
- 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, salt, and cinnamon. 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.
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