Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies With Almond Flour (Egg-Free, Grain-Free)
A classic cookies recipe with a healthy twist. These paleo chocolate chip cookies with almond flour are a thick, melt-in-your-mouth cookies recipe. Sweetened with maple syrup and just a hint of honey, these pale chocolate chip cookies are easy to make and contain ingredients you'll already have in your cupboards.
Easy, delicious, and perfect for kids! These paleo chocolate chip cookies are made with almond flour to keep them grain-free and a combination of almond butter and honey to bind them without eggs.
They're a crumbly, healthy option to hand on hand or bring to share.
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What Makes These Cookies Paleo?
These cookies are made without grains or artificial sweeteners. Learn more about what to eat and what not to eat on the paleo diet.
Likewise, they use a base of almond flour in place of wheat and are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and just a hint of honey.
Which Chocolate Chips Are Paleo?
In addition to the honey and maple syrup, these paleo chocolate chip cookies use semi-sweet chocolate chips! Enjoy life chocolate chips are dairy and gluten-free, vegan, and non-GMO.
Thus, they're pretty much the healthiest chocolate chips to use when making any paleo desserts.
Can Almond Flour Replace Paleo Flour
You cannot sub almond flour for paleo flour in a one-to-one ratio. This is because most paleo flours have a binder in them to hold baked treats together. Since almond flour does not include a binding ingredient, it can not be substituted.
Similarly, many paleo flours will "rise" when baked. Almond flour, being just almonds, will not.
Texture & Taste
These paleo cookies are sheer perfection. They're sweet but not too sweet, which makes them perfect for kids.
In regards to the texture of the cookies, they're not soft but thick and almost crumbly. They do fall apart easily but they also melt in your mouth as well.
They're the best paleo cookies to bring to a group of "regular" people who may be skeptical about trying a healthier dessert. The cookies are very similar (and make with mostly the same ingredients) as these paleo cookie dough bites. These are another great option to win over people to the paleo diet.
How To Make Paleo Cookies Without Eggs
For this recipe, the almond flour is bound by a combination of almond butter and honey. This creates a sticky texture that eliminated the need for eggs.
While this won't work for all recipes, it does work for a lot.
FAQ's & Tips
Easy to make, these paleo chocolate chip cookies are a hit with everyone! However, before you dive in, here are a few notes:
- any nut butter should work in place of the almond butter
- make sure to measure the coconut oil before it's melted
- let the cookies sit on the pan to cool, this is what firms them up.
- almond flour and almond meal are not the same things. Make sure to use blanched almond flour.
- 2 cups almond flour
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup almond butter
- 4 tbs maple syrup
- 1 tbs honey
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg-Free, Paleo, Grain-Free)
If you're looking for a tasty but healthy cookie you've found it! These paleo chocolate chip cookies are easy to make, contain real, healthy ingredients, and are perfect to store in your freezer for when you need them