These almond flour cookies will become your new favorite treat! This healthy cookie recipe is egg free, grain free and refined sugar free!
Your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe just got an allergy friendly makeover! Even better, these cookies are shockingly delicious. The dough itself it hard to resist eating – this is a good problem to have. Well, good problem if you’re a cookie dough connoisseur like me. But I digress. Okay let’s dive into the FACTS about this easy 7 ingredient almond flour cookies recipe.
P.S It’s safe for lunchboxes. Meaning, peanut free, dairy free, casein free, etc. WOO!
First up, the fact about almond flour and baking!
Can you substitute almond flour for all-purpose flour?
If you are baking with gluten free ingredients, more than just the flour will probably change.
Almond flour is one of the few that can be substituted cup-for-cup for all-purpose flour. If you use buckwheat, coconut, garbanzo bean, soy or other flour replacements, you will often need recipes specifically designed for that flour.
Almond flour doesn’t actually taste much like almonds. It does add a mild sweet flavor to the almond flour cookies. In fact, it’s helpful because, as a result, less sweeteners are needed! In these almond flour cookies, chocolate chips add another layer of flavor and sweetness but they’re an optional add-in.
How do you cook with almond flour?
Eating gluten free or another healthy way doesn’t mean you will never again have baked treats. Almond flour is a great alternative that you can experiment with in recipes like pancakes and cookies.
Almond flour is heavier so, as a result, it doesn’t rise like all purpose flour. Since almond flour is gluten free, when you bake with it, you will have to add a leavener like baking soda or yeast.
In some recipes using almond flour, you will also notice a decrease in the amount of added fat. Almond flour contains more healthy fats than all-purpose flour. This means you can still get a rich taste without needing a lot of butter or other fattening, less healthy ingredients.
Leave the almond flour cookies on the pan for a few extra minutes to cool. Keep in mind that these cookies are more fragile and will easily break. The delicious taste makes up for the crumbs though!
Also keep in mind that you need to preserve almond flour differently than regular flour. It should be tightly stored in the refrigerator or freezer. It will keep for one year when stored this way.
Are almond flour cookies healthy?
In addition to being gluten free, these cookies are healthier, thanks to the power of almond flour!
Almond flour offers these healthy benefits:
- high in protein
- packed with omega-3 fatty acids
- rich in magnesium and Vitamin E
- Low glycemic index
What can I substitute for eggs in healthy cookie recipes?
Eggs are a combination of moisture, protein and fat. All of those work together to give the cookie its structure. Almond flour does require more binding agent than if you used all-purpose flour.
However, in these almond flour cookies, peanut butter or other nut butters replace the fat and protein while the maple syrup provides the moisture. That’s what makes these healthy cookies work!
These cookies are easy to make, egg free, grain free, super fluffy, and refined sugar free. All with the power ingredient –> of almond flour!
Alright my friends, enjoy your week with a side of almond flour cookies and non dairy milk. Also, if you have ANY questions about almond flour, feel free to shoot them my way!!