These Soft Chocolate Chip Biscuits are a delicious, kid-approved treat! They're easy to make, egg-free, and lower in sugar.
A new school year always gives me a chance to work on some lunchbox treats!
Muffins, crackers, chips, and cookies all make great snacks, and I always like to have a batch of something on hand.
I've been working on this particular recipe for a bit. It's always had a certain 'wow' factor that made me want to keep perfecting it, and now, it's solid. I even made a fun video for it (see below).
These are easy to make, no fussing with the hand mixer or even multiple bowls, and they passed the taste test with all the kids, which is honestly tough to do.
My husband loved these too, as you'll see in the video, ha!
They're soft and a bit more biscuit-like in texture, which I really enjoy, and the addition of chocolate pushes them over the line into treat-ville.
My daughters actually helped in creating this recipe, making it even more special. It's one that I'll be revisiting often during the upcoming school year!
Ingredients and substitutions
- Spelt and brown rice flours - Spelt can be substituted for whole wheat or einkorn flour. The brown rice flour really adds a lot to cookies though, so I wouldn't substitute it.
- Baking powder AND baking soda
- Sea salt
- Grapeseed oil - Melted butter or coconut oil also work.
- Maple syrup - If you enjoy the taste of honey, it can work. Choose a runnier variety.
- Vanilla extract
- Milk of your choice - Water will work in a pinch.
- Chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Make a small well in the center, and add the wet ingredients.
Mix the batter. Stir in some chocolate, reserving some for the tops, if you like.
The batter will be very dough-like in consistency, which is how it should be. You should be able to touch it and roll it into balls without any 'stickage'.
Add two teaspoons of vanilla extract for a stronger flavor, which I like to do!
Other low sugar treats to try
Soft Chocolate Chip Biscuits
- ½ cup spelt flour
- ½ cup brown rice flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 Tablespoons warm milk of your choice
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt in a large bowl.
- Stir in the oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and milk.
- Stir in the chocolate chips, reserving a few for the tops of the cookies.
- Divide the batter into about eight balls and flatten them onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (don't knead the dough!). Add the any reserved chocolate to the top at this point.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!
My little helper circa 2017!