Gluten Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been looking at adding some gluten free recipes onto our blog for those that are sensitive. When I first looked at this recipe, I had a hard time believing that everything wouldn’t melt into one big cookie once the cookies got into the oven. The cookies held together well though and are as light as air. The dark chocolate adds just the right touch of additional sweetness, and I added some sliced almonds on top as well for a little crunch in every bite.

Why Healthy

  • Almonds are a good source of protein and are rich in phytosterols which help to lower cholesterol. Also rich in fiber and vitamin E.
  • Making your own nut butter ensures it is all natural with no preservatives or sweeteners.
  • These cookies are gluten free for folks sensitive to gluten.

 

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Gluten Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: Makes About 18

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Ingredients:

1 Cup Almond Butter - Homemade or Organic
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons Raw Honey
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
4 - 5 Tablespoons Almond Flour
1/2 Cup Organic Dark Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds

Adapted From Strawberry Plum

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, beat the almond butter, egg, honey, and extract until smooth.
Add 4 tablespoons of the almond flour, the baking powder and soda.
Add the additional tablespoon of almond flour if the dough seems too wet.
Fold in the chocolate and drop by tablespoons onto lightly greased parchment lined baking sheets.
Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the sliced almonds, then bake for about 12 minutes or until set when touched with your fingertip.
Cool on a baking rack, then store in an airtight container.

 

3 Responses to “Banana Oat Muffins With Dark Chocolate Chips”

  1. sue — March 16, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    enjoy getting healthy recipes!

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  2. Cher — March 21, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Do you have calorie counts on any of these recipes??

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    recipe Reply:

    Cher,

    We made the decision very early on not to base our recipes on calories or fat grams as our focus is on rebuilding a healthier life through healthy recipes rather than focusing on weight loss. We try and choose healthy recipes, or we “rebuild” some favorite recipes to make them healthier. We researched many different programs to calculate nutritional values of recipes and found every single one gave different values for the same recipe. Instead of focusing solely on calories or fat, we instead want folks to understand why each of our recipes is healthy.

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