Grab a cup of cold almond milk and dive into this sugar-free cookie cake! It's filled with natural sweetness and chocolate goodness. Don't believe me? Check out the recipe and make it for yourself!
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Sugar-free cookie recipes like this one help me stay on track with a healthy diet and lifestyle. Desserts can be a real weakness when transitioning to a sugar-free diet, but these scrumptious alternatives can keep us Trim Healthy Mamas on track in our food-freedom lifestyle!
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There are many sugar alternatives that can be used to make this sugar-free cookie cake. My personal favorite is a stevia blend. But there are many other healthy sugar alternatives like monk fruit, coconut sugar, or an Erythritol blend.
A stevia blend is my favorite because stevia ranks a big fat zero on the glycemic index. It is a cheaper alternative to monk fruit (usually), and its bitter taste can often be evened out by adding erythritol. I also grow stevia in my garden all summer long, so I can attest to the natural nature of the plant.
My personal favorite is the Trim Healthy Mama brand because they put great care into making sure their stevia blend is non-GMO. A Trim Healthy Mama cookie or a Keto skillet cookie needs to have a sugar alternative that is low on the glycemic index. Stevia is a great alternative to consider.
A healthy keto skillet cookie is right here! Literally right below what you are reading! It's Trim Healthy Mama friendly, keto-friendly, no sugar, and delicious to boot! Are those enough exclamation points yet?
In all seriousness, these bad boys are truly a remarkable gem for a snack, or if you're feeling spunky you could even try them as a breakfast!
- Butter (softened)
- Stevia blend
- The stevia blend and molasses are combined to make a brown sugar substitute!
- Egg & egg whites
- Coconut flour, almond flour, flax seed, oat fiber, whey protein
- This combination of ingredients is a version of my low-carb baking mix. This gives you a low-carb option and still lets you enjoy yummy desserts!
- Used to add flavor.
- Baking powder
- Used as a leavening agent.
- Stevia chocolate chips
- There are many different options for stevia chocolate chips. Currently, my favorite is Lily's chocolate chips.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set the skillet inside the oven to preheat. Take the stevia blend and the 1 tsp of molasses and whisk it together until it appears to be light-colored brown sugar.
Mix the dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.
Add the stevia mixture, butter, egg, egg whites, and vanilla together. Combine the dry and wet ingredients.
Add chocolate chips
Take the pre-heated skillet out and spread the mixture in the skillet and place in the oven for 25 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned.
This cookie cake can be served hot or chilled.
Hint: Don't forget to preheat your cast iron skillet. Although you could get away with putting it in cold, the cookie cake will stick to the bottom less if you preheat your skillet.
Why is my cookie cake cakey?
I won't lie, this sugar-free cookie cake is a bit cakier than a typical cookie. Typically, a cookie that is cakier is the result of a surplus of eggs or too much baking powder. Because this is not a traditional sugar-free chocolate chip cookie, it is a bit cakier. Just like the name suggests. Still delicious and great with a glass of milk for a snack.
What Happens if you don't put Sugar in Cookies?
Traditional sugar helps a cookie in more ways than just adding sweetness! As the sugar melts it helps the cookie spread out. It also helps the cookie caramelize and adds a bit of crisper to the cookie depending on how much is used.
In a sugar-free cookie, the stevia acts just a little bit differently and its main job is to add sweetness to the cookie! By cutting back on the measurements used, often stevia desserts need to compensate by adding additional ingredients. Most of the time this means adding a bit more eggs and a bit more baking powder, and if you remember this often means a bit more of a cakey cookie!
I like my keto skillet cookie as opposed to a traditional cookie because it seems more natural to consume a cakey cookie in this form! If you are looking for a more traditional cookie, you can check out "The Softest THM Chocolate Chip Cookie" recipe. It won't disappoint!
How do you make sugar-free cookies from scratch?
The basics of most cookies are a combination of flour, eggs, sugar, and butter. In the case of a sugar-free cookie, it is much the same. The only exception is replacing typical sugar with a more sustainable and healthy sugar alternative.
What can I use instead of sugar in cookies?
How to make sugar-free cookies? Start with the sugar alternatives. Need an easy list? Here you go!
- Stevia - my go-to sugar alternatives
- Monk Fruit - a one-for-one replacement option.
- Coconut Sugar - tastes closer to sugar but is not low of the glycemic index.
- Erythritol or Xylitol - sugar alcohols that can be used safely as a replacement without spiking your blood sugar.
What type of chocolate chips should I use for keto or Trim Healthy Mama desserts? That's a great question! There is a lot to choose from!
Trim Healthy Mama offers exceptionally pure and rich chocolate chips, but they can be frustrating to order because you will need to order separately from any other THM items purchased. This can be hard on the wallet!
An alternative for this keto skillet cookie can be ChocZero, which uses monk fruit instead of stevia for its sweetener. My personal favorite is Lily's Chocolate Chips. These are great to use in the keto skillet cookie or any other keto desserts. I used to make any Trim Healthy Mama dessert that required chocolate chips only with Lily's, but in recent years have experimented with others. I continue to come back to Lily's for my sugar-free dessert needs. They won't disappoint.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
- ½ cup butter (softened)
- ¼ cup stevia blend
- 1 tsp molassas
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup + 2 tbsp egg whites
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- 2 tbsp oat fiber
- 2 tbsp whey protein
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup stevia chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set the skillet inside the oven to preheat.
- Take the stevia blend and the 1 tsp of molasses and whisk it together until it appears to be light-colored brown sugar.
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.
- Add the stevia mixture, butter, egg, egg whites, and vanilla together.
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients.
- Add chocolate chips
- Take the pre-heated skillet out and spread the mixture in the skillet and place in the oven for 25 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned.
- This cookie cake can be served hot or chilled.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 7g
Online nutritional calculators are estimates only. Please use your best judgement when consuming.