To chocolate chip cookies and beyond! If you’ve never ventured beyond the traditional flour-eggs-butter-sugar-chocolate-chip combo, you’re missing out. Certainly some parties, dessert tables or cookie-snacking occasions call for treats with a twist. Here’s a look at ten recipes that are healthier than any original—and go way beyond classic or ordinary. You’ll find recipes with add-ins besides chocolate chips, some made without eggs and even ones that require no baking at all!
Ingredients: Oat flour, sunflower seed butter, coconut sugar and applesauce
Why we love it: In recent years, we’ve all become more conscious of food allergies, especially because of new school policies. This cafeteria-safe recipe aims to please sensitive eaters and those around them.
Try it: Allergy-free is the way to be >
Ingredients: Coconut & gluten-free flours, rolled oats, chia seeds and banana
Why we love it: Oats and a pinch of pink salt go a long way in this vegan and gluten-free recipe. These crunchy, crumbly bites will redefine what you thought you loved about chocolate chip cookies.
Try it: See if its worth its salt >
Ingredients: Tigernut flour, maple syrup, vanilla and cacao chips
Why we love it: No baking and only six ingredients! Because this batch doesn’t require eggs, you can eat them immediately! Using only six ingredients also makes prep easy as pie (or in this case, no-bake cookies)!
Try it: Don’t touch that oven >
Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut sugar, vanilla stevia, dried cherries and coconut oil
Why we love it: There’s a reason so many chocolaty desserts come topped with cherries and cherry sauce! In this recipe, dried cherries add bursts of tart, juicy flavor and balance out the rich chocolate.
Try it: Cherries are cheerful >
Ingredients: White beans, sunflower butter, coconut sugar, brewed coffee and chocolate chunks
Why we love it: Whites beans and coffee are the secret ingredients you never knew your cookies were missing. White beans secretly add a healthy boost of protein and fiber and coffee enhances the rich, chocolaty flavor.
Try it: To bean or not to bean >
Ingredients: gluten-free baking flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and pecans
Why we love it: With added pecans and oats, these treats are a crunchy-food-lover’s dream. Plus, a gluten-free baking flour blend means they’re easy to make (no sifting together multiple flours!).
Try it: Crunch away >
Ingredients: Coconut flour, pumpkin, coconut butter, honey and white chocolate chips
Why we love it: This egg-less recipe proves pumpkin can (and should!) be enjoyed all year round, especially in dessert form along with white chocolate chips.
Try it: Pump up your cookie >
Ingredients: Dark cocoa powder, oat flour, coconut sugar and white chocolate chips
Why we love it: Almost like an inside-out version of chocolate chip cookies, these dark chocolate cookies are loaded with white chocolate chips. Celebrate the harmony of two perfect chocolates!
Ingredients: Zucchini, rolled oats, oat flour, almond extract and ginger
Why we love it: Take zucchini bread goodness, mix in chocolate chips and make miniature-size bites. These cookies will have you finding excuses to eat your veggies at every meal.
Try it: Sneak in your veggies >
Ingredients: Coconut flour, rolled oats, dried cranberries, bananas and sunflower butter
Why we love it: All your favorite chocolate chip cookie variations come together in these soft-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside bites that will send you into complete bliss.
Try it: Bliss out >