What is the holiday season without a new cookie recipe to try?! This Grain Free Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe is one I know you’ll love because 1) cookies, obviously and 2) I snuck in a special ingredient.
If you recall THIS blog post from last week, I discussed how we can eat healthy even during the holiday season. One of my tricks is sneaking in the good stuff (like collagen!) into more good stuff (erhmm cookies). You get to enjoy treats and healthy benefits.
Do you enjoy cookie making? I feel like cookies are a bonding experience over the holidays. This is my son’s second Christmas and it is so special because he’s such a little human now. As I was making these, he sat on the counter with the mixing cups and helped me pour in the different ingredients.
I am surprised these turned out with the extra stuff he added and his little fingers that snuck into the dough haha. I hope you enjoy both making and eating this recipe as much as this little guy and I did.
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
- Combine wet ingredients in a bowl: coconut oil, honey, eggs, and vanilla extract; mix well
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients: vital proteins collagen peptides, almond flour, baking soda and salt; mix well.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
- Fold in the nuts and chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop dough onto baking sheet spacing cookies about 2 inches apart. Press down on the dough to flatten out cookies to ~1/4th inch.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes and allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for an additional 10 minutes before transferring
As you can tell, the special ingredient in these cookies is collagen. You won’t taste them but you’ll receive the great health benefits. If you’re unfamiliar, this is one of few supplements I highly recommend.
MY TOP 3 BENEFITS NOTICED:
1) Joint pain – collagen reduces inflammation in the joints which is great for runners and those who like high intensity workout
2) Youthful, vibrant skin – collagen is the most abundant protein in the body but as we age, we don’t produce as much (think wrinkles and natural aging). We can take a collagen supplement to help restore this and I definitely notice it in my skin’s appearance
3) Gut health – because of collagen’s role in reducing inflammation, it acts forcefully in the gut to do so as well as helping with overall digestion. I am convinced I notice less bloating when taking collagen consistently.