Crunchy, sweet, and full of oatmeal flavor, these cookies are a true staple!
I LOVE an oatmeal cookie. But I am picky, my oatmeal cookies need to have a touch of cinnamon and need to be crispy. If they are squishy, it drives me nuts. I have no idea why, because, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies and snickerdoodles MUST be soft.
Eating a oatmeal cookie is a something of pure joy. The earthy oats mixed with the sugar and the light hint of cinnamon, I mean perfection!
A few months ago (wow!) I did sugar-free January! This personal challenge really helped me reset my taste buds and enjoy food again! The challenge for me was not to loose weight, or to lean out, it was truly to wean myself off of the dependency of sugar. During the holidays, sugar is freakin’ everywhere. It is so easy to grab a cookie at 4pm hunger rather than an apple.
I am a huge double chocolate lover. Those double chocolate costco muffins use to be my all time fave, but alas…they ain’t vegan or gluten-free and would most likely kill me from a dairy attack and definitely from the enriched wheat flour.
no sugar, no gluten, no dairy+ animal products, ALL the flavor and ALL the sweetness of a double chocolate chip cookie!
1/2 of a ripe banana
1/4 cup of maple syrup or sugar free maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup of flax meal
2 tbsp of peanut butter ( I like creamy)
1/2 cup of cashew milk (or nut milk)
1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 cup of almond flour
1/2 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips (I love Lilly’s brand!)
pre-heat your oven to 350°F and line your baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper
in a bowl break down your banana until very small chunks are left
add in your maple syrup, peanut butter, salt, and baking powder
next add in your vanilla and maple syrup
using a fork, mix in your almond flour and your flax meal
lastly, fold in your cocoa powder and chocolate chips
using two teaspoons, scoop your cookies on to a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes until formed
let cool and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 cookie
Keywords: sugar free, gluten free and vegan double chocolate chip cookies
These little cookies have all the chocolate flavor, hidden pockets of chocolate chips. A light and fluffy texture but 0 sugar, 0 gluten, 0 dairy + animal product and LOW CARB! When you eliminate sugar you eliminate tons of unnecessary carbs!
I love to have two of these little cookies for breakfast with my coffee, the sweetness is a fun balance with the rich coffee flavor!
Enjoy these healthy cookies and live free of sugar and gross additives! Tag me if you make them! Hugs!
This past week was the worst week of my life. Without starting this post of really negative, we had a really scary thing happen with our sweet baby dog. She’s been with us for 4.5 years and truly my best friend. She’s all I have and has been my rock. We have moved to California together, Utah, Florida, back to Utah and now Montana with each other.
Last week she started feeling really sick and so we took her to the emergency vet, she spent 3 nights in the doggie hospital and pulled through. All I felt like doing last week was crumbling into a million pieces. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep and Drew and I were just a puddle of fear. Our baby is home with us now. She is resting and recovery and we are just holding her so close to our hearts now that she is back in our arms.
I was restless and started baking. Since I personally gave up refined sugars, I baked these and had some friends try them and let me know how they tasted! For sugar free January this year, I gave up stevia and 0 calorie sweeteners as well, but if you are looking for a refined sugar free cookie, these are your cookie!
These chocolate chip cookies, are ideally sweet, soft and bendy but full of chocolate chips. Let’s get to baking!
There is a trend with me and chocolate cookies. I absolutely love chocolate cookies that are tender and sweet but also really taste the cocoa!
Christmas seems to be the time where you get endless tins of mediocre peppermint bark in varying shapes, thickness and more. I am starting a trend where we give out these cookies instead! They are still full of peppermint and chocolate flavor but will switch up the annual cookie or sweet give!
These cookies are so easy to make, soft on the inside with a brownie like crunch on the outside! The soft peppermint filling in the cookie chunks add a delicious peppermint flavor to the chocolate flavor of the cookie.
If you are anything like me you have to have a little sweet treat after dinner!
Let’s talk mindful indulgences!
FrontPaige.net is a place for all things gluten-free, baking and lifestyle. One thing I hardly share much about is my passion for fitness, simply because I don’t wear makeup when I workout, and find it really hard to want to take pictures of me working out. I know, crazy haha! I have been a very active gal from the day I learned how to walk, because I didn’t walk first, I freaking ran! By age 6 I had run full force into the kitchen table after my mom and dad telling me not to run into the house, but hey the dead tooth didn’t stop me from moving!
delish, healthy and tastes like a real deal chocolate chip cookie! healthy never tasted so good!
– 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (my go to is “orgain” vanilla pea protein
– 2 tbsp of creamy peanut butter
– 2 tbsp of ground flax seed
– 1 tbsp of almond flour
– 1/4 cup of water or almond milk
– 1 tsp of maple syrup
– 1/3 cup of enjoy life or lilys chocolate chocolate chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and place a piece of parchment on your baking sheet
2. in a bowl mix together your peanut butter and your maple syrup
3. next add in your vanilla protein powder, almond flour and ground flax
4. add your water to the dough and mix until the dough thins and all the components are combined
5. fold in your chocolate chips until well combined
6. using a cookie scoop or two spoons place cookie dough rounds on the prepped cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until set
makes 10-12 cookies: *subject to change if you make more or less, the below is based on 10 cookies
calories: 44 per cookie
protein: 3g per cookie
fiber: 1.5g per cookie
carbs: 2.7g per cookie
In the post I wrote about my birthday – see here – I talked about how I have a hummingbird like personality and I am realizing that is just who I am! I love to workout, walk my dog and just live an active lifestyle! When it comes to what I eat, I stick to a healthy diet 80% of the time, and indulge because it is truly my job to taste my recipes 20% of the time. I am all about recipe testing a cake and eating a slice of cake but also having a salad for lunch! You gotta live your life guys!
That being said, when I wake up, I always crave sweet. I am very much not a savory breakfast person…unless I am going out to brunch then I am all about the savory! But 9/10 at home I reach for my healthy fiber protein cookies for a late night bite or an early morning coffee treat because they are truly healthy for you!
Let’s circle back to balance. Like I said, I very much could turn this website and my instagram into a fitness and health account about tracking this and tracking that, but that is not me. But if you are tracking for your wedding, post partum or just because you feel like you need to, I have linked the macros for these cookies in the recipe for you! When it comes to balance and the balance of eating sugar I really try to move away from sugar, that is why most of my recipes – with the exception of course to some – have 0 added sugar in them. I feel the negative effects on refined sugar in my body, I feel sluggish, my muscles ache when I walk my dog and tbh my migraines become unbearable! These cookies are added sugar free and I use high quality chocolate that again doesn’t add white sugar so there really isn’t a reason to eat the whole batch of 10 in 1 night! (because I totally do HA!).
By simple switches from a stack of French toast to a few protein cookies, I have found that my migraines have gotten better and that you can mindfully indulge and feel that you are truly truly indulging!
This recipe has been in my books for a while now! After weeks of testing different protein powders and nut butters, I finally have found the perfect ratio! Think of the softest brownie, mixed with the crisp edges of a cookie with melted peanut butter on top. I mean straight PERFECTION!
These cookies are not only delicious but they are the easiest cookies to make! Just a few simple ingredients, packed with fiber and protein!
Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my absolute favorite flavors together. I love how the creamy peanut butter offsets the sharp notes in chocolate and adds depth to both flavors. When baking with protein powder, there is a delicate balance of adding flavor to make it still taste light and fresh instead of chalky. With vegan protein powders especially, the pea protein adds a grassy flavor to the protein, but this is easily muted with the fat and flavor of nut butter!
I have the fondest memories of thumbprint jam cookies as a kid! My mom would always put them into our lunches for school and my favorite were the raspberry jam! I got the most amazing package from Foodlyn and couldn’t resist remaking these cookies with vegan ingredients and also gluten free!
This was the most delicious jam I have ever tasted! The raspberry has a hint of basil and just coats your body in a hug of delicious! But, I love pears! Like LOVE pears! When I tasted this pear jam I wanted to jump up and down its so amazing! The hint of vanilla bean in the jam adds the most amazing pairing to the shortbread cookies!
soft, sweet, spicy and perfect cookie for the winter months!
1/2 cups of vegan butter
3/4 cups of granulated sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 cup of 1:1 gluten-free flour (bob’s red mill is my fave!)
1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
preheat your oven to 350°F and line your baking sheet with parchment, reusable silicon pad or grease with vegan butter
in a bowl with a mixer cream your vegan butter with your sugar – about 3 minutes until light and fluffy
once they are mixed add in your vanilla extract, almond milk, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and ground cinnamon
next add in your gluten-free flour, 1/4 cup at a time until well combined
in a separate bowl, mix your ground cinnamon (2 tbsp) and sugar until evenly mixed and set aside
pinch 1″ ball of dough and roll in the palms of your hands to form a ball, roll each ball in the sugar and cinnamon topping and set onto the baking sheet 2″ apart
repeat until your dough is all rolled
bake for 10-12 minutes and enjoy warm!
* can use regular milk or any milk alternative *ovens may differ in temperature, so bake times might change
Test out these for the holidays! For sure these delicious nibbles will be at our table!
One tradition we have at Christmas is serving tons of cookies, candies and pies for ultimate dessert game after dinner! Instead of classic snickerdoodles this year we are including more new recipes! In a family of chocolate lovers, they are sure to love this recipes! Test it out and let me know what you think, I love the feedback! Tag me on your posts @frontpaigebakes!