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A Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Cookies are a delicious snack that everyone loves, in lunch boxes, in the afternoon with a cup of herbal tea or after dinner. But this treat doesn’t have to be unhealthy or difficult to make. These cookies are mostly nuts, with a very small amount of natural sweetener. Having a cookie or two from this recipe is the same as eating a handful of nuts with some healthy antioxidant rich dark chocolate, so there is no need to miss out. You can also use any of the substitutions that are listed below. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of almond flour (or 190g of almonds)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp of natural vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (75g) of dark chocolate chips

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C or 325°F and line a baking tray.
  2. If you’re using whole almonds, use a high speed blender to mill them.
  3. Melt the coconut oil and then add the maple syrup and stir well.
  4. Combine the almond flour, salt, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla all together and mix well, making sure there are no lumps. Next, stir in the chocolate chips. The dough should hold together when squeezed into a ball. If needed, store it in the fridge for a few minutes to harden the mixture a little.
  5. Spoon out tablespoon sized balls and press to flatten slightly with your fingers or a fork.
  6. Space out onto a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes then cool before picking them up and store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

Note: These cookies need to cool down before eating or they will fall apart.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Total Time: 35-5 minutes

Servings: 12

Substitutions

Almond meal – macadamia meal, cashew meal, pecans

Coconut oil – grass-fed ghee

Maple syrup – honey, rice malt