So a while back I was trying to be super healthy and tried my hand at the paleo diet. I did my research and dove right in. The diet is basically eating all natural and unprocessed foods (obviously there is a little bit more to it than that, but that is the basic concept). I have a huge sweet tooth, so when I go into a diet that cuts out a lot of my snack food I have a problem with that.
I immediately started looking for a sweet snack that I could eat, but that was still paleo friendly… I didn’t want to eat almonds or different veggie chips. I wanted something that was actually a snack.
I knew instantly that these cookies were for me. I got the recipe and was off to the store to look for my very specific ingredients. Now, before attempting this recipe, some of you will be surprised to know that I never cooked with almond flour before (shocking I know)!
2 Cups almond flour or almond meal
1/4 cup raw/organic honey
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
Heat your oven to 315 degrees. Mix all the above ingredients into a bowl except for the chocolate chips. Make sure to heat the coconut oil and honey a little bit so it is melted and easier to mix into the batter.
A little hint: when you pour the melted coconut oil and honey into the batter you will want it to cool before you mix the chocolate chips into it otherwise they will melt! If you have already mixed the chocolate chips into the batter it is not a big deal (once again, I have done this before and I learned). You will just have chocolate cookies without the chips and your cookies will be a darker brown color! THEY STILL TASTE GREAT… My suggestion is to stick the batter in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes before you add the chocolate chips in!
I have altered my recipe just a little bit from the original, so what you are seeing is my variation. The original recipe said to put your oven at 350 degrees but since I have a gas stove and mine seems to be a little hotter than normal I had to turn my down to 315 so that the cookies did not burn (because the first couple of times, I completely burned the bottoms)!
These cookies are a hit with everyone. My 4 year old loves them, my husband (who is anti chocolate) loves them and all my friends love them. You will be lucky if you have any left after 1 day!
Happy baking everyone!