These gluten free, dairy 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.
Buckwheat flour. 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 personally have a love affair with buckwheat – I can eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner all in the same day! And then have a buckwheat cookie for dessert! I even grind my own buckwheat flour! It’s so good for you.
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!
Raw cacao powder. 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’ve read tons of studies exploring links between chocolate and health benefits, and most of these studies are not dealing with chocolates you’d find at the store. They’re focused on cacao beans themselves, either in raw or minimally-processed forms, which is what I used here – raw cacao powder. That’s a key distinction between this cookie recipes and many others that do not use raw cacao in them.
Organic Dark Brown Sugar. I also opted for organic dark 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. I make egg free version of this cookie quite often – and it’s quite tasty!
These sweet treats have all high quality ingredients for good health: olive oil, nutritious buckwheat flour (not related to wheat at all). They are gluten free and dairy free!
- 3 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/3 cup Cacao Powder
- 1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Soda
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 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.