Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies


February 4, 2014
In 1-Day Renewal, Recipes

1901909_604245519652053_629906566_nWho doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? The simple cookie dough taste accompanied by rich, creamy chocolate chips is completely irresistible. I think it’s safe to say that chocolate chip cookies are the very definition of comfort food.

But, as we all know, traditional chocolate chip cookies aren’t exactly a healthy snack. They are normally very high in refined, processed carbohydrates and sugar.

After making the decision to eat predominantly whole, unprocessed foods several years ago, I was determined to create a chocolate chip cookie recipe that was both delicious and nutritious.

Almond flour is the powerhouse ingredient behind these delectable cookies.

Quick tip about purchasing Almond flour – If you try and buy it at your local grocery store, it will undoubtedly cost quite a bit. It is also rare that you will be able to find blanched almond flour, which makes a huge difference in the texture of the cookies. I highly recommend buying it in bulk – it will be higher quality and a lot cheaper. You can store it in your freezer to extend its shelf life.

Ingredients –

2 cups blanched almond flour (Honeyville Farms brand works best)
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp sea salt, finely ground
½ cup grass fed butter or coconut oil, melted
¼ cup coconut nectar
¼ tsp liquid stevia
1 TBS vanilla extract
¾ cup dark chocolate chips (you can also finely chop 3/4ths of your favorite dark chocolate bar and yield the same results)

Process –

– Preheat oven to 350.
– Combine almond flour, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.
– In a small mixing bowl, combine melted butter or coconut oil, coconut nectar, stevia and vanilla.
– Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well.
– Fold in chocolate chips.
– Wet your hands slightly with cold water as the dough can be a bit sticky from the coconut nectar.
– Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
– Form 1 inch balls and lightly press onto parchment.
– Bake for 6-8 minutes, checking the cookies regularly to ensure they don’t burn.

I personally enjoy these right out of the freezer as the cold temperature really brings out the flavor. Storing these in the refrigerator or freezer also allows them to last longer. Don’t like them cold? No problem! Feel free to enjoy straight out of the oven or at room temperature.

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Anya is a natural foods industry vet, and was a key member of Suja’s marketing team from 2013-2015. Having struggled with dietary & digestive issues from a young age, Anya adopted a modified paleo diet during college and noticed a huge improvement in her overall health & well-being. She developed an immense passion for whole, unprocessed food and nutrition and is thrilled to be able to merge her passion with her professional career. Anya is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) with a degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Check out her blog “Anya’s Eats”.