These gluten free double chocolate cookies are outrageously delicious and incredibly good for your health! So, if you’re looking for a healthy treat, give this mouthwatering Double Chocolate Healthy Cookie recipe a try! It’s as insanely tasty as it is healthy! These sweet treats have all high quality ingredients for good health: olive oil, nutritious buckwheat flour (not related to wheat at all) , and zero wheat or gluten.
If you never baked with buckwheat flour, it’s an excellent option if you want to take a break from regular flour or need to avoid gluten for health reasons. In fact, this is my preferred flour due to its texture, taste and flexibility in baking. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not even a grass! Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel and rhubarb. Which, in turn, makes it a great option to all those out there with food allergies!
I enjoy making healthier treat recipes because it should be possible to indulge in traditional sweets on a regular basis and avoid many unhealthy ingredients at the same time. Best of all, you’ll never know that they are the ‘healthier’ version. They taste like high quality chocolate cookies! No compromises here.
You just can’t beat the combination of dark chocolate, brown sugar and chocolate chips here! I used raw cacao powder which is very light and needs to be mixed in with oil in order to blend in well with the rest of the ingredients. I also opted for organic brown sugar here not only because organic is better and healthier, but because I find that it bakes very well and adds a wonderful taste to the cookie.
To make it egg free: Substitute egg with 3 tablespoons of water and 1 additional tablespoon of olive oil. When forming a cookie, double up on the height of the cookie to make it twice as thick to compensate for the lack of egg. Otherwise it will crumble very easily.
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup Cacao Powder
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Soda
- 1/2 Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 cup Buckwheat Flour
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Combine olive oil and cacao powder first. Then add salt, soda and brown sugar.
- The next thing that goes in is egg. Mix a until combined, then add flour.
- Fold in chocolate chips
- With a cookie scoop, drop dough onto baking sheet. Flatten slightly with a spatula or your fingers to form into a round cookie.
- Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Take out of oven and let them cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
- Store cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.