Most of us are stepping into the new year eager to wash away the damage we did to our diets during the holiday season. While I did indulge in a few sweets, the holiday season was not as indulgent for me as it normally would be.
As you may know, I am gluten-free and egg-free. However, I previously indulged here and there with non-friendly treats because my body could tolerate it in small doses. A few months ago my body began to rebel. The migraines came back with a vengeance. I knew I had to make some drastic changes to my diet. I completely eliminated gluten and eggs. For now, I’m not going to try to introduce them again until I am migraine free for an extended period of time.
I attended a lot of parties over the holiday season. I would estimate that I was not able to eat 90% of the food served at the parties. I didn’t have a chance to overdo it. I missed out on a lot of holiday cookies. While I did make myself some safe treats I found myself longing for something chocolate and indulgent once the new year rolled around.
I was playing on Pinterest and found this recipe from Healthful Pursuit. It is exactly what I was looking for. There are only a few ingredients, it’s naturally gluten-free and adaptable to be egg-free. It’s the perfect way for me to get my chocolate fix.
The only change I made was to use 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce instead of two eggs to make the cookies egg-free. My rule of thumb when baking egg-free is to substitute 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce per 1 egg. It works great as a substitution in most baked goods.
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