Uh-mazing Chocolate Chip Cookies (PALEO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Heart-Healthy….and Delicious!)

UH-MAZING Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo-friendly, Gluten-Free, Low GI, Heart-Healthy, All Natural, Vegetarian & Vegan)

The story behind the cookies goes a little something like this: my charming boyfriend is doing the Paleo thing. As a whole, he is quite healthy—but as per the Paleo diet, he is trying to stay away from wheat (and refined carbohydrates like pastas, breads, oatmeal, quinoa, etc.). In general, I do not eat many of these items (except quinoa), and bake mostly with Gluten-free flours (a variety), but the Paleo regune requires a little more effort than the Gluten-free regime.

Luckily, I know enough about nutrition in the kitchen to know what I can substitute, what flabors work, and well, sometimes I get lucky! The following recipe is Boyfriend-Approved, Kid-Approved, and Mom-Approved. These cookies are perfectly satisfying (and even more wonderful when warm)!

Note: these cookies do not taste Paleo. They taste real and hearty; they are fluffy—and yes, even moist.

ImageTiff's Tips: Tasty Cookies!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic, unrefined coconut flour
  • ¾ c. virgin, organic, unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 c. pure maple syrup
  • 2 Omega 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic Vanilla Extract
    2 cups Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (these are Paleo friendly, Dairy-free, and Gluten free)
  • ½ c. almonds
  • 2 tbsp. honey (optional; some include this as a “moderated” item that Paleo diet followers can eat)
  • ½ c. chopped dates (optional; this is considered an item to be had in moderation by Paleo diet followers)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all ‘wet’ ingredients (coconut oil—make sure it is warm or in liquid form, pure maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract), and honey—if you are using it.
  3. In a small bowl, use a Potato Masher to mash 2 bananas (the riper the better!)
  4. Fold bananas into wet ingredients.
  5. Add coconut flour to ingredients; stir until thoroughly mixed. (Note: coconut flour is a very dry flour. If you notice the dough is too dry, you can add another mashed banan, coconut oil, or pure maple syrup to create consistency).
  6. Once dough is mixed (see picture for a good ‘reference’), add in ½ c. chopped almonds and Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and chopped dates (if you choose).
  7. Form into cookie shapes (the dough does not change shape much in the oven, so make the cookies as flat or as thick as you want them to be! I prefer chewy cookies!)
  8. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until cookies are firm to the touch.
  9. Enjoy!
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9 thoughts on “Uh-mazing Chocolate Chip Cookies (PALEO, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Heart-Healthy….and Delicious!)

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    • That’s so great to hear! Thank you so much for your input. I’m cooking up a wonderful Paleo dish tonight… I will post soon! Also, I’ll be posting recipes and tips on Facebook; just search “Tiff’s Tips”!

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