almond meal chocolate chip cookies.

cookies

Im always looking for something gluten free to make for friends who avoid gluten, but i don’t always have the ingredients on hand. But I always have almonds, and for these cookies, you just have to blend some almonds in the vitamix, and you are well on your way. I used coconut palm sugar in replacement of the brown sugar, and halved the amount and these were sweet enough for me. I also used grain-sweetened chocolate chips, to keep the sugar down as much as I can. These will make a good little snack when I get a sweet craving in my day – and overall they are pretty healthy for you, and gluten free, and contain no refined sugars!

you can find the recipe and instructions here. 

  • 1 1/4 cups almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips ( I used grain sweetened, linked above)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (I used half this amount and used coconut palm sugar)
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (the brine/liquid in a can of chickpeas); if not vegan, use one egg
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

chocolate chip skillet cookie.

COOKIEPIE

Oh, you bet we ate it with ice cream on top….
recipe is from vegan diner

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tspn bkg powder
1 T ground flax
3T hot water
1 stick earth balance
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 inch skillet.
combine flour and baking powder. In a small bowl, combine water and flax. Mix well.
Set aside to thicken.

In another bowl, cream earth balance and sugar until light and fluffy. add flax mixture and vanilla. Add dry ingredients until batter comes together – don’t overmix. Add in pecans and chocolate. Spread into pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until edges turn brown. let cool about 15 minutes and serve warm.