Low carb choc chip bites recipe
What I’ve learnt about living a low carb life is that you can make some really easy transitions, when it comes to ingredients, to transform you body into a fat burner. As an example, cauliflower is a go to when I want to replace potatoes, rice or past
Learning to work with almond meal, coconut flour and even chickpea flour has been great as I’ve been able to replace ingredients from some of my favourite recipes to turn them into low carb versions without compromising flavour – meaning I really can have my cake (or cookies) and eat them too.
However, a word of warning: you can’t just replace standard flour with alternatives. Often you have to add eggs as coconut flour and almond meal don’t have gluten like standard flour, which helps things rise or bind together. Coconut flour by nature requires more liquid than other flours…..and the list goes on.
This recipe is similar to your standard choc chip cookie recipe, with the addition of almond meal (added protein and fat) to replace standard white flour, stevia to replace sugar, choc chips sweetened with stevia and the addition of eggs, meaning more protein! So, low sugar, higher protein and some fats. What’s not to love? Ticks all the boxes and for me if I’m having a craving for something sweet (which is pretty rare now!!), 1 or 2 of these hit the spot.
Remember, just because it’s low carb doesn’t mean it’s low calorie! Go easy tiger! It’s actually all about a little bit of everything so find your balance and enjoy these treats!
- 1/4 c butter
- 1/4 c Natvia (stevia granules)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 -1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 c almond meal
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 c of Healtheries No Sugar Added Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Cream the butter and Natvia together using a bench top mixer (or by hand if you can be bothered or don’t have a bench top mixer)
Add all other ingredients and mix through till completely combined
Cover a baking tray with baking paper and put 1/2 teaspoon sized drops onto the paper
Flatten slightly with your spoon
Bake for 10-15 mins or until golden – do keep an eye on them though as they can burn really quickly in the last couple of minutes
Leave to cool so cookies become crunchy and enjoy!