No Erythritol, No Honey….just stevia. Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

I love challenging myself – in pretty much anything. Physical, mental…cooking, writing…I like to think outside the box and find new ways of doing things!

Besides being a healthier way of eating, one reason I love paleo so much is that it challenges me to think outside the box. You can’t just put wheat flour in everything. And trust me – almond meal, tapioca starch, and coconut flour act NOTHING like wheat flour.

Anyways, I wanted to make my friend some of my Chocolate Chip Cookies. However, I found out that the only sugar replacement she can eat is stevia. So I substituted stevia for the honey. When I tasted the dough, it tasted bitter. It didn’t have enough flavorful sweetness. So I added raisins, and they improved the flavor a lot. Since I couldn’t use Lily’s chocolate chips (they contain erythritol), I opted to use 1 ounce of 100% baking chocolate, chopped into chunks. The result was a denser cookie that needed less almond flour. But still delicious and full of flavor! The cookies were gone within 24 hours, and my friend liked them. I call that a success! Try them for yourself, and let me know what you think!

Chocolate Chunk Cookies, stevia-only

  • Servings: 12
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macros/cookie: 7.5 grams carbs, 10.3 grams fat, 4 grams protein

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted (liquid)
  • 1 tablespoon stevia powder
  • 1 1/4 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ounce 100% baker’s chocolate, chopped into chunks
  • heavy sprinkle cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a medium baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the eggs in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Add the coconut oil and stevia, and beat again.
  4. Add the almond flour. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and thoroughly stir.
  6. Roll the dough into 12 equally-sized balls. Flatten each ball and place it on the tray.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is melted and the cookies are a little brown around the edges. Enjoy!

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