25 Healthier Twists on the Chocolate Chip CookieJane Maynard
Chocolate chip cookies are my Achilles heel. It’s everything I can do to resist eating half a dozen cookies in one sitting! So I decided it would be in my best interests to go out and find some healthier chocolate chip cookie recipes. (If I’m going to lose all self-control, I may as well throw in a few whole grains and healthy ingredients in there.)
These 25 healthier twists on chocolate chip cookies each have their own way of upping the health factor, whether with the addition of wholesome ingredients or the omission of guilt-inducing ones:
1. Breakfast Cookies
These chocolate chip breakfast cookies pack a healthy punch and are a great on-the-go snack for the morning or any time!
(via Growing Up Gabel)
2. Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookies
These “skinny” chocolate chip cookies come in at just 65 calories per cookie, providing a tasty treat for those trying to keep their weight down.
3. Cherry Chocolate Almond Cookies
These chewy cookies are packed with nuts, oats and dried fruit for a satisfying chocolate chip cookie experience!
(via I Heart Eating)
4. Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil replaces the butter in this delicious cookie recipe, reducing the fat while adding in the healthy benefits of coconut oil.
5. Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
Looking for a healthier cookie that truly tastes the same as the original? Look no further! These cookies fit the bill by using healthier flours and less fat without compromising taste.
(via The Messy Baker)
6. Lower-Fat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’re looking for a super chocolatey cookie with less fat, this recipe is for you!
7. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
This cookie recipe provides a tasty way to get a few more veggies into your day!
(via Kitchen Treaty)
8. Reduced-Guilt Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These tasty pumpkin chocolate chip cookies have less fat and sugar, so dig in!
9. Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Kasha Cereal Cookies
By replacing half of the chocolate with Go Lean cereal, these cookies get a nice vitamin and protein boost. Plus, dark chocolate is a “healthy” ingredient I’m always willing to indulge in!
(via Noble Pig)
10. Allergy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
For those of us needing to cut the allergy ingredients from our cookies, this recipe has you covered. Egg-free, nut-free and dairy-free, these cookies are still super tasty.
11. Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are also allergy-free (no gluten, dairy, eggs or nuts) and also pack a nice nutritious punch from the quinoa and bananas.
12. Amazing Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
This chocolate chip cookie recipe is egg-free and irresistible!
13. Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread Cookies
These soft, delicious cookies are packed with all kinds of healthy ingredients, from peanut butter to fruit, whole wheat flour to Greek yogurt!
(via Food Babbles)
14. World’s Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Okay, vegan doesn’t always necessarily mean healthier, but with no butter these cookies do still have a healthier edge.
15. Lemon Lavender Chocolate Chip Cookies
These healthy chocolate chip cookies use the unique flavors of lemon and lavender to change things up — healthy avocado replaces the butter.
(via Healthy Slow Cooking)
16. Chocolate Chip Cookie Oatmeal
Okay, this recipe technically isn’t for cookies, but the idea of chocolate chip cookie oatmeal for breakfast was something that had to be shared! This dish is surprisingly healthy (and vegan, too!)
17. Multigrain Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are packed with whole grains and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, upping the health factor. They do still have sugar and butter, but that’s fine by me!
(via Sarah’s Cucina Bella)
18. Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
Try this great recipe for chocolate chip cookies packed with healthy protein.
19. Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies are gluten-free and include other healthful ingredients, too!
(via Ricki Heller)
20. Allergy-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are free of the top 8 allergens and are also gluten-free and vegan!
21. Healthy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies use whole wheat flour and dates as well as that ever-favorite chocolate chip cookie healthy ingredient: oats!
(via Recipe Girl)
22. Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free, and egg-free, but definitely not taste-free!
23. Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
With no butter and less sugar, these applesauce chocolate chip cookies can help alleviate dessert guilt in a big way.
24. Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
By adding oats and Special K cereal, the vitamin and fiber content is higher in these delicious chocolate chip cookies.
(via Frugal Ferret)
25. The Healthiest Cookie on the List …
Okay, these totally aren’t chocolate chip cookies, but I think we can all agree that they win for healthiest.