Holistic pharmacist and mom Sherry Torkos says kids love these healthy, gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. She adapted this recipe by adding Sunfiber to boost the fiber content. “It’s a good breakfast food actually,” said Torkos. “It’s a great way to sneak more fiber into their diet.”
Kids will just notice the great taste of these high-protein cookies made with almond meal instead of flour. “What kid doesn’t like cookies?” asks Torkos.
2 tablespoons solid coconut oil
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups almond meal
1/3 cup Sunfiber
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Yield: 16 cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Combine the flour, Sunfiber, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Mix the oil and syrup together in a second bowl, then whisk in the egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Place a tablespoon of batter onto the pan about two inches apart. Flatten slightly. Sprinkle the top of each with additional chocolate chips, if desired.
Bake until golden brown, eight to nine minutes. Let cool on pan for five minutes before removing from the pan.
This recipe is adapted from KitchenTreaty.com.