PCOS friendly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free, dairy free, and blood sugar friendly!)
by Lauren Allen on May 28, 2022
Chocolate chip cookies were a staple in my diet before I was diagnosed with PCOS and it was super important to me to find an alternative recipe that would support my body and also satisfy my cookie cravings.
Most regular chocolate chip cookie recipes are filled with refined flour, sugar, and industrialized seeds oils, which throw off your blood sugar curve, fuel insulin resistance, and promote inflammation.
But this recipe is full of nutrient dense ingredients that are packed with protein and healthy fats, making this treat the perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings without fueling your PCOS symptoms.
Both the dough and the fully baked cookies freeze well.
- ¼- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup cashew butter (you can sub for almond butter or peanut butter)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ cup dairy free mini chocolate chips or 50 grams chocolate, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- In a large bowl, whisk the coconut sugar and egg until incorporated.
- Add in the cashew butter, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until batter comes together. Add in the chocolate chips.
- Place the bowl in the freezer for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight. This helps the ingredients properly combine and ensures that your cookies won’t spread too thin in the oven and become crispy.
- Take about 2-3 Tbsp of cookie dough and roll it in your hands to form 2 inch balls. Place on a large baking tray lined with parchment paper. Make sure there’s space between each cookie dough ball.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooler rack.
- Enjoy these fresh out of the oven for a delicious, PCOS friendly treat!