Author: Dr. Michelle Durkin on 8 December 2015
The Christmas season tends to be the most common time of year that people stray away from their healthy eating goals. I find it interesting how the indulgences of Christmas Day have evolved over time to span the entire month of December.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Christmas cookies that my mom makes every year and for a few years I started making my own versions of her recipes to keep the tradition alive. Then I asked myself, why am I doing this? I don’t want a months worth of treats in the freezer that I know I will end up eating and then feel guilty about it.
Time for a change up! Now I only make cookies once a year and when I do it’s a real food friendly, grain-free recipe. I seriously still have a large bag of all-purpose flour sitting in my pantry that I bought over 7 years ago!! (Why I bought that large of a bag in the first place is beyond me)
I would love to hear your feedback on this recipe if you try it. Also, what are some of your “new and healthy” Christmas traditions that you have started for yourself and your family?
Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate + 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (I actually use just the chopped dark chocolate)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup grade A maple syrup
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
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