Vegan. Gluten free. Grain free. High protein and healthy fats. Low in sugar. Rich, chewy, chocolatey, delicious homestyle chocolate chip cookies. This recipe has it all. I love these Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies for my kids because they are lower in sugar that most of their kind, they have no white flour, and they are packed with nutrition thanks to almond meal. I don’t know about your kids, but none of mine like almond butter or even just snacking on almonds. I think they’re crazy; almonds rock! My twins are very active kiddos and seem to constantly be hungry these days. Emma is just starting LaCrosse, and Ben runs and has recently started lifting weights trying to build up his muscles. 🙂 These cookies are something they can grab quick that will power them through all their activities instead of weighing them down.
This recipe is also great because it only calls for 8 ingredients and you can use 1 bowl! Talk about simple. Oh, and I get my almond meal in the bulk section at Winco. It’s around $6 per pound so it’s not the cheapest of ingredients, but that price is a lot better than some of the fancy almond flours you might find at Whole Foods. It’s also pretty cheap at Trader Joes if you have one near you. I love Trader Joes and do most of my shopping there!
Enjoy! You won’t believe how yummy these cookies are without any butter, eggs or white flour. Try them today!
Chewy, delicious chocolate chip cookies made with healthy almond meal.
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbs coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond meal
- 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Make the flax egg: In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon ground flax with 2.5 tablespoons warm water. Let sit for a few minutes.
Cream together brown sugar and coconut oil with a wooden spoon in a large bowl.
Add baking soda, salt, vanilla and the flax egg. Mix well.
Add the almond meal to the bowl and mix until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the dough by heaping tablespoons and roll into about 12 balls. Place onto prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly with your hand.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before moving to cooling rack or eating. They will firm up a bit as they sit.
Serve with almond milk.
Recipe makes about 12 cookies.