Healthier, grain free chewy chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

Cookies are one of my problem foods.

It’s so hard for me to exercise self control anytime chocolate is involved.  So I really don’t make these often, and when I do I usually end up fighting my kids for the last one.

This recipe leaves you wanting nothing.  At some point we’ve all made a *healthier* cookie recipe that promises us the world and then falls flat on its face.

Not these.

They are;

A bit crunchy on the outside.

Slightly chewy.

Just sweet enough without putting you into a sugar coma.

There are nuts, so you know, healthy-ish.

The ratio of chocolate to cookie satisfies any chocolate craving.

And they are gluten/ grain and carry a much lower glycemic load than traditional cookies, they can also easily be made vegan by using a vegan egg substitute and coconut oil.

So without further ado…

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Healthier chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup + 2 tbsps. of fat (grass fed butter or coconut oil is best)

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup almond flour

1/2 cup cassava flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup macadamia nuts (or whatever you fancy)

1 cup chocolate chunks (I use enjoy life chips, they are free of milk, nuts and soy)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Let fat sit at room temperature to soften and then cream in sugar, egg, and vanilla.  (Don’t worry if it looks a bit weird/ starts to separate coconut sugar behaves differently than normal sugar)
  3. Mix the flours, salt and baking soda and add it to the wet ingredients
  4. Stir in the nuts and chocolate (if you have a nut allergy skip the nuts and add more chocolate)
  5. Place on baking sheet and gently press cookies flat with your palm.
  6. Bake for 8 – 12 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies.
  7. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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