Loving desserts is always something I am very honest about. I will give up dinner for a good dessert. It’s literally my favorite meal of the day! When I became a personal trainer, I taught people how to have a healthy dessert in moderation so they never had to give up their favorite food! Because let’s be honest, life is too short not to have dessert every day!
Of course with my luck, when I got an autoimmune disease, dessert was one of the first things that got taken away. (and wine too but we won’t start on that subject right now) At first I just made due and was miserable watching everyone else eat dessert. Until I started looking into paleo (no dairy, no grains, no preservatives) and found you can make a lot of great desserts, just healthier! Needless to say I am a happy camper again since I can have dessert! So far I have only found a few I like that are easy to make, but I won’t complain and will keep hunting! Here is my favorite, Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies! (This is NOT my personal recipe but one I got out of a paleo group and tweaked to make it work for me!)
Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
2 Cups Almond Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Pink Himalayan Salt
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Almond Butter
3/4 Cup Coconut Oil (Soft but NOT melted)
1 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
3 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Dark Chocolate Chips (gluten free and dairy free)
Preheat over to 350. Combine the coconut oil, almond butter, egg, and vanilla extract. I use a hand beater on medium to combine these and it does take a few minutes to get the chunks out of the oil. Next, slowly add in the dry ingredients. The mixture should be pretty thick. If it’s to thick, I added a dash of coconut milk. Once it is combined, stir in the chocolate chips. Next, scoop some up with a spoon and make it into a ball. Put it on a baking sheet and press down so it’s flat (I use cooking spray or aluminium foil on my baking sheet for less mess and sticking). Fill your baking sheet and then place in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. I like my cookies crunchy so I do it longer. They do bake after coming out too, so keep that in mind! I store mine in a bag, but also put some in the freezer! Just pop them in the microwave for a few minutes and you have a nice tasty snack!