Healthy Chocolate Chip Energy Cookies (dairy-free, gluten-free)
These grain-free energy cookies are easy to make and contain a gooey chocolate chip flavor. Firm on the outside and soft on the inside. Moreover, the homemade energy-boosting cookies are the perfect way to increase energy naturally and curb a midday slump!
Healthy, energy cookies designed to both curb cravings and give you some much-needed fuel! These healthy chocolate chip cookies use garbanzo flour (chickpea flour) which leaves the cookies both hearty and soft.
Furthermore, they're sweetened with a bit of coconut palm sugar, paleo chocolate chips, and maple syrup these cookies are the best of both worlds: fueling and energy loaded.
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The Secret Ingredient In The Cookies
These healthy chocolate chip cookies have a secret ingredient that makes them both green in color as well as energizing: Matchinga Powder!
Matchinga is a combo of Matcha green tea and a superfood called Moringa.
Matcha by itself is a natural way to increase energy. Likewise, it's also recognized for a few other amazing benefits (it’s high in antioxidants, it can help boost your metabolism, your immune system etc).
Matcha. Is. Wonderful.
Similarly, moringa has long been touted for its powerful nutrition properties. This amazing superfood has even been said to lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and boost antioxidant content.
Thus, the combination of both green powders creates one amazing (and potent) superfood. I purchase my Matchinga powder from Perfect Supplements.
It's certified by a third party and you can even check out the lab results. Perfect supplements produces quality products and it's a brand I trust.
Note that Matchinga powder is dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, soy-free, GMO-free, and vegan. You can use code mamabear10 to grab yours.
All The Energy Without The Crash
It's easy when you hit a midday slump to reach for another coffee or a donut. However, both of those only provide a short term sugar release.
Instead, I prefer to grab something that has a bit more long-term sustenance. Thus, these energy cookies:
- have a base of fiber and healthy fats
- are sweet enough for curbing a craving
- come with a host of nutritional perks on top of an energy hit
Because these energy cookies are made with chickpea flour, they don't have a gooey, fluffy texture.
Instead, they were made as a snack and are denser. The cookies are harder on the outside but soft on the inside. Similarly, they're tasty but not too sweet.
The chocolate chips throughout them help keep the inside of the cookies soft more like a traditional cookie. Likewise, using mini chocolate chips distributes better and provides a better texture overall.
How To Store Them
Typically, I tend to make these energy cookies and store them in the freezer for when I need them. I find that I don't need the energy hit on a daily basis so this helps them last longer.
If storing in the freezer, just take the cookies out as you need them and let them thaw to room temperature before eating.
However, you can also store these cookies in an airtight container in the fridge. The cookies will firm up in the fridge but still taste delicious.
If you're making these energy cookies for a gathering, I wouldn't keep them in the fridge. Just leave them in a container on the counter. They should last 2-3 days.
How To Make Them
- 1 cup + 1 tbs chickpea (garbanzo) flour
- ½ cup almond meal
- 2 scoops Matchinga
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- ¼ cup enjoy life chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon almond extract
- 3 tablespoons Coconut palm Sugar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- ⅛ cup almond milk
Kitchen Tools That Come In Handy
How To Make The Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips. Melt the coconut oil and combine all the wet ingredients in a smaller bowl except the almond milk.
Pour wet into dry and mix until everything looks slightly wet. Add in the almond milk and mix again until combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a trigger ice cream scoop, portion out the cookies onto your silicone mat or lined baking tray. Use a form to press them down slightly.
Bake for 8 minutes, flip the tray and bake for another five minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool on the tray
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Other Ways To Use Matchinga
Chocolate chip cookies aren’t just for special occasions- they’re for everyday necessities too!
Curb a craving, gain some fuel and boost your energy with these healthy chocolate chip cookies.