Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Sarah Axtell, ND June 4, 2014

These cookies are made with almond flour, making them not only gluten free but also grain-free. Almond flour is packed full of protein and essential fat. For more on cooking with nut flours, see my previous post. I get my almond flour at Trader Joe’s- it is much more affordable there!

My old “go-to” chocolate chip cookie recipe used oat flour (which is easy to make with oats and a food processor). However, after making these and discovering how moist and delicious they were, this will be my new “go-to.”

These cookies are sweetened with coconut sugar. Coconut sugar does not spike your blood sugar and insulin like regular table sugar does. It is also unrefined, meaning it retains all of its natural vitamins and minerals. It has a caramel or maple flavor, giving your recipe a very deep flavor. You can use it as a one-to-one replacement for white and brown sugar.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup almond flour (aka almond meal)
  • 1/2 stick organic butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt

Preheat oven to 340 F. Mix together all ingredients. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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