These Cookies are so Easy to do and so Tasty and Rich, that make the perfect match to a quick breakfast or an afternoon coffee! And if you don´t like baking, you can make Truffles by using the same dough!
My favourite kind of recipe is the one that is tasty, easy to make and with great whole ingredients.
This recipe is exactly that. Based on Almond Flour, Nut Butter, Coconut Oil, Cacao, Dark Chocolate and Stevia, it has all the flavour of a soft chocolate cookie, but it´s sugar-free, gluten-free and vegan.
Almond Flour: This miracle nut is full of nutritious elements such as Vitamin E, Manganese, Magnesium, Good Fats, Protein and Fibre. It’s also very low in carbs so it really keeps low the blood sugar and can add taste in every recipe. What more can you ask?
Nut Butter: Used as a binder and substitute for regular butter. It adds extra protein and good fat to any recipe.
Coconut Oil: Gives an excellent aroma to any sweet recipe and has high resistance in heat. It´s good for the heart and highly anti-inflammantory.
Chia seeds or Flax seeds: These seeds are known for their high amount in Omega-3 fats and their figh amount of fibre. In vegan recipes they are used to make egg substitutes and give the right texture to cookies and cakes.
Cacao and Dark Chocolate: One of the most anti-aging foods, cacao is a champion in fighting inflammation due to its high amount of polyphenols . According to Superfoodly it has an ORAC Value (= scale measuring the Antioxidant Value of foods) of 4452 per tablespoon of 8g. To put this in perspective, imagine that raw apples with skin have an ORAC Value of 3049 per 100g, while Cacao has ORAC of 55653 per 100g.
Cinnamon: Similar to Cacao, it is very high in antioxidants and fights inflammation.
Stevia: A herb that has a very sweet flavour, without the addition of sugar and carbs. While white sugar has a Glycemic Index (GI) of 65, Stevia has a GI of zero, thus it does not affect the blood sugar. By not affecting the blood sugar, it is suitable for diabetics, as well as for people who want to avoid the effects of Glycation in their body (= Sugar-Induced Aging). Stevia is sold in liquid and powdered forms. Personally I use liquid, as it is easier to find pure stevia in this form. If you are willing to make your own extract, check my recipe here.
The Cookie Recipe
Time to prepare the dough: 3m | Time of baking: 10m | Time to cool down: at least 30m
- 1 cup of Almond Flour (or any other Nut Flour such as Hazelnut, Tigernut, etc..)
- 1 full tablespoon of Nut Butter (such as Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Tahini etc..)
- 1 teaspoon of Cacao Powder
- 1 tablespoon of Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of hot water
- 1 pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt
- 20 drops of Liquid Stevia (or for no keto use 2 full tablespoons maple syrup or honey for non-vegan)
- 1 tablespoon of Coconut Oil
- A handful of Dark Chocolate Chips with at least 70% Cacao for the mix. Use 90% or sugar-free if made for keto diet. The higher the cacao percentage is, the better.
- Half teaspoon of Cinnamon (Optional)
- A few drops of Vanilla Extract (Optional)
- Some extra Dark Chocolate to melt and cover the cookies.
To make Cookies:
1. If you don´t have ready the mix of Chia/Flax seeds with the hot water, do it now and let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Add your sweetener of choice (I used Stevia) in the mixture of Chia/Flax Seeds.
3. In a bowl mix all the dry ingredients, then add the oil and nut butter and then the Chia/Flax seed mixture and mix well. If the dough looks too dry, add a bit more nut butter or oil, but it should be fine.
4. Shape your cookies.
5. Bake in preheated oven in 180°C (no air) for exactly 10 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and let them cool down completely before you remove from the baking tray. They will look too soft when you take them out of the oven, but that´s normal.
7. After they have cooled down, melt some Dark Chocolate chips and poor them over the cookies. The chocolate will become solid again when it´s cooled down.
You can also make your own chocolate spread to top your cookies. Just mix 2 tablespoons of nut butter with 1 teaspoon of cacao powder and 3-4 drops of stevia. Spread on your cookies and enjoy.
The Truffle Recipe
Enjoy the same cookie dough without baking it! It´s perfectly safe as it is vegan and it is sooo tasty. Shape it into balls, let them sit in the fridge for 15 minutes and roll them on melted Dark Chocolate to make easy Raw Cookie Truffles!
Enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee!☕️🍪
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