The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies - These scrumptious cookies are simply delicious, and they're accommodating to both paleo and vegan diets.
Would you believe this recipe has been on the blog for about eight years??
I posted this back in March of 2013, and it shot up to the number one spot for many moons. That was not without good reason, but it still surprised me!
Shortly after the popularity surge, I created a video for the blog (below). I was quite nervous to make the video, as it was Oatmeal with a Fork's debut!
My husband and I hired a couple of acquaintances that were in the video making business, and the main guy directed me to begin by walking forward from the sink. He seemed to have a particular vision that didn't quite match what I had in mind, but I went with it.
The result is a bit cheesy, particularly the sink walk, but I'm happy to have a tutorial to show you!
Ingredients you'll need
Almond meal - From the start, I've used almond meal in this recipe. I would assume almond flour would work as well, but I haven't tried it!
Baking soda - This helps the cookie bake and brown a bit.
Sea salt - Salt brings out the flavor!
Cinnamon - This is my personal preference, as I just love cinnamon. If you don't care for it, just omit it.
Coconut oil - The addition of coconut oil adds richness.
Maple syrup - This adds sweetness; I prefer maple syrup to honey, as honey tends to be a bit too strong-tasting.
Vanilla extract - In the video, I use 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla, as I love the stuff! I only include one teaspoon in the recipe below though, as it seemed some thought the vanilla was overpowering. You decide!
Water - This helps bring everything together.
And, of course, you'll need chocolate! I like to chop up a dark chocolate bar, but you can also use chocolate chips, if you prefer.
These paleo chocolate chip cookies are unique in that they appeal to many eaters, including those who are vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, and lower sugar.
There are no eggs or dairy needed, but they have a buttery, modestly sweet taste that's complimented perfectly by the dark chocolate.
As stated, only add in water as needed.
Please note, these are created with almond meal. I believe using almond flour will work, but I haven't tried. I suspect you won't need to add the water.
Please enjoy the video below showing you just how to make this recipe!
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The Best Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup almond meal
- scant ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon optional, but delicious!
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 teaspoon water as needed
- ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the almond meal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Stir in the coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Add in water (as needed) to bring everything together.
- Stir in the chopped chocolate last.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet (the edges should be golden).
- Let them sit on the pan for 5-10 minutes (they firm up during this time, so this is an important step!).
If you have a chance to try this recipe, please leave a star rating and a comment below letting me know how you liked it!