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Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft and chewy, chunks of dark chocolate and nutty peanut butter dough baked into a perfect milk loving cookie!

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are my absolute favorite healthy cookie recipe and I think they are calling your name. If you love soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies then these are everything you have been looking for while still being low in carbs, sugar and gluten-free.

Am I the only person who has to slap peanut butter onto everything they bake and eat? I really hope not because peanut butter is life! [insert yasss queen emoji here]


I made a couple batches of this recipe while trying to perfect it and in doing so I discovered a secret to a perfect chocolate chip cookie. Undercooking it or not over cooking it. However you look at it, the cook time is a very important factor to consider. My first batch I baked a little too long and they turned out very cake like and dry. The second time around I removed the cookies from the oven before I thought they were ready. They continued to cook even after I took them out of the oven and by the time they cooled, they were PERFECT! So yummy!

Can we just take a second to admire the perfection of this cookie dough. You guys should know that it took all my strength not to jut eat handfuls of this before I baked it. It took ALL OF MY STRENGTH!

Healthy Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Category: dessert, snack

Cuisine: low carb, gluten free, low sugar

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 151

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 12g

Protein per serving: 6g

Sugar per serving: 2g

Healthy Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Soft and chewy peanut butter chocolate chip cookies made gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 c gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 c vanilla protein powder PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c granulated zero calorie sweetener Swerve
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • flaked sea salt for sprinkling
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the gluten-free flour, protein, coconut sugar, granulated zero calorie sweetener, salt and baking powder into a mixer and mix until combined.
  3. Add in the peanut butter, egg, coconut oil and vanilla. Mix using a paddle attachment until a crumbly dough forms. Add in the water 1/4 cup at time until dough comes together. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a cookie scooper to scoop and drop cookies onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a fork to press them down slightly--the thicker they are, the softer and chewier they will be!
  5. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. It's very important that you don't over bake them! Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before sprinkling with flaked sea salt and serving.
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Can’t get enough chocolate chip cookie goodness? Try this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar recipe. It’s a real crowd pleaser 🙂 Get the recipe here.
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Healthy Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Scones with Pistachios

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Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax

Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax

A moist and tasty banana bread is made using chia seeds and flax meal! This super delicious bread makes for a perfectly healthy, gluten-free and refined sugar-free snack.

I thought I would post one of my favorite desserts to make: banana bread. My different variations of this delicious dessert are some of my most popular recipes in my archives. If you searched banana bread on my blog you would get endless pages of results. Some different versions include: double chocolate, chocolate chip, lemon poppy seed, chocolate marble (I really like chocolate), cinnamon apple and blueberry flax.


For this bread, I was craving something classic. No crazy flavors. Instead, I added chia seeds and ground flax for a little extra fiber! Of course, I added protein powder for the extra protein but also to give it a delicious sweet vanilla flavor. You can use whatever kind of protein you like. Even plant based protein will work in this recipe. I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select protein. You can get 30% off all PEScience product using my affiliate code PBCHOCO on their website www.pescience.com.

Healthy Chia Flax Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Category: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert

Cuisine: gluten-free, refined sugar-free

Yield: 15

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 178

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 24

Protein per serving: 7g

Healthy Chia Flax Banana Bread

Moist and tasty banana bread made with chia seeds and flax!

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas, overly ripe
  • 3 eggs, large
  • 1 1/4 c gluten-free baking flour
  • 64g protein powder PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c granulated sweetener Swerve
  • 1/4 c flax meal
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a 9x12 inch loaf pan with non-stick spray and parchment paper.
  2. Place the eggs, 3 bananas (save the 1 for topping), milk and vanilla into a mixer and beat until fluffy. Ultimately you can place them in a large bowl and use a hand held mixer. Add in the dry ingredients and stir until no dry spots remain. Add melted coconut oil and stir until incorporated.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50-55 minutes. Let cool before cutting into slices and serving.
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Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

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Double Chocolate Healthy Cupcakes (gluten-free & sugar-free)

Double Chocolate Healthy Cupcakes (gluten-free & sugar-free)

Chocolate Healthy Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting made gluten-free, sugar-free and high in protein! Double chocolate healthy cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Need I say more? Yes, I do because of SEO and all that blogger stuff that I actually don’t understand that much. My plugin keeps […]

Keto Almond Butter Cups (paleo, vegan, gluten-free)

Keto Almond Butter Cups (paleo, vegan, gluten-free)

Keto Almond Butter Cups made to fit everyones dietary needs

These keto almond butter cups are made paleo, vegan, gluten-free and with just four ingredients! These highly addictive little candies are easy to make and take less than 10 minutes to whip up!

Almond butter, dark chocolate, coconut flour & sweetener is all it takes to make these irresistible keto and paleo friendly treats. In addition to being gluten-free and dairy-free, these little cups of heaven are also made sugar-free! YES, you read that right! sugar-free almond butter cups! Made to fit every diet.


For these almond butter cups, I used a 100g of sugar-free dark chocolate. I get mine at Trader Joe’s for just $1.99 a bar! That’s quite a steal compared to most sugar-free chocolate and the quality is amazing. This post is not sponsored by Trader Joe’s but I love it that much so I had to share this awesome find with you.

If you are looking for more paleo options, check out these delicious paleo pancakes or this yummy sweet potato breakfast skillet!

Keto Almond Butter Cups (paleo, vegan, gluten-free)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: snack, dessert

Cuisine: keto, paleo, vegan, gluten-free

Yield: 7

Serving Size: 1 almond butter cup

Calories per serving: 109

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 8g net carbs 12g carbs

Protein per serving: 2g

Fiber per serving: 2g

Sugar per serving: 0g

Keto Almond Butter Cups made gluten-free, paleo, vegan and refined sugar-free.

Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate (sugar-free if available)
  • 2 tbsp almond butter, natural
  • 1 1/2 tbsp zero calorie confectioners sweetener Swerve
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut flour

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Spoon half of the chocolate into 7 (small) cupcake liners and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the almond butter, zero calorie sweetener and coconut flour until smooth. Spoon about 1 tsp into the center of each chocolate cup. Top with remaining chocolate.
  3. Place in the fridge or freezer to chill until chocolate hardens.
  4. ENJOY!
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Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet with Spinach (gluten-free & paleo)

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