These cookies surprised me.
Like mouth-drop-open kind of surprise. I have tried so many cookies with almond flour and non-conventional sweeteners, and eh. They were ALL eh. Like never make again, totally-forget-they-existed-except-for-the-faint-annoyed-feeling-of-wasting-money-on-something-that-didn’t-taste-good eh. Again.
Anyway! When I found this recipe, I said no way. I’m not making a whole batch only to waste more of my not-cheap almond flour. So I cut it in half, whipped it up (surprising myself with how easy it is), baked it and presented Hubby with a plate full after supper. He ate all of them. (I helped, but I find it important to note that he ate more than me). 😉 Then he went to the kitchen and cleaned off all but two on the cookie sheet. I think this recipe is a win.
So I’m sharing it! The original came from the lovely Elana over at Elana’s Pantry.
I would love it if you try them, if you would share your thoughts below (and pics on the Facebook page)! As a side note, since I couldn’t get the recipe posted right away due to hosting issues, I got to see how well these babies freeze. Well, I say, well. 😉 Enjoy!
- Mix top three ingredients (dry) in bowl with wooden spoon.
- Add oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well. You might need a tbsp. or more almond flour at this point, depending on how wet it is.
- Add chocolate chips. (Feel free to add more than called for!)
- Drop by heaping tablespoons onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
- Bake at 350* 8-10 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges.
- Let cool 5 minutes, enough to set up, then devour!
I have not tried it in this recipe, but I highly recommend NOT using Bob's Red Mill almond flour. It has very poor results in most almond flour recipes. I used Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour and it worked wonderfully. I've heard good things about the Wellbee's brand also.
If you want a few more nutrients in your sweetener you could 50/50 the maple with local raw honey, or if you're a fan of honey flavor, do the full 1/2 c. honey.
Adapted from Elana's Pantry