Clean Almond Chocolate Cookies

Thursday, August 8th is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen. Dairy Queen will donate $1 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for each blizzard purchased. Make Thursday a DQ Blizzard day if you have one in your area!

So speaking of ice cream, I have been seriously craving it, like in a really bad way. When these cravings arise I will make myself a batch of banana soft serve but ya know what, I’m not going to lie, it’s just not the same. I can’t wait for the day when my body is stable enough to enjoy a frozen ice cream treat now and again!

Until then, I will continue to find substitutions to the sweet treats my body has been craving.

On Monday, we had a cool and cloudy day here in Minnesota; the perfect cookie baking kind of day. I whipped up a batch of clean almond chocolate cookies! I was inspired by a recipe from the Clean Blog but made quite a few changes, so I wanted to make sure and share my recipe with you all.

These cookies are gluten-free; made from almond and coconut flour.

They are refined sugar-free; sweetened with coconut nectar and applesauce.

They are rich and chocolatey thanks to raw cacao powder and cacao nibs.

And they are pretty darn delicious if you ask me.

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They have a rich chocolatey flavor, they are subtly sweet, and Dana and I have really been enjoying them for the last few days! We can’t always have cookies around or we would turn into cookie monsters, but it’s fun to have them around the house every once in a while!

Almond Cacao Cookies
Serves: 3 dozen cookies
Recipe adapted from Clean blog:
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 ½ cups almond meal/flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar plus ½ cup to coat dough balls
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 cup raw cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup almond butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick baking pad or coconut oil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cacao powder and cacao nibs. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, coconut oil, almond milk and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients slowly into wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. On a small plate, sprinkle ½ cup coconut sugar.
  6. Roll batter into 1 inch balls, then roll in coconut sugar, and place on the baking sheet leaving about an 1½ inches between cookies. Use your hand or the back of a cup to flatten the cookies to about ½ inch.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Let cookies completely cool on the pan.ENJOY!

Have a great day friends. Enjoy a cookie!

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. These cookies look delicious and how awesome that they are vegan! I love when I see “healthified” vegan dessert recipes! and I must agree on the banana “soft serve.” It is good, but it is definitely not the same! 🙁
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    1. Melanie

      I try so hard to convince myself it’s the same—but it’s not.

  2. Num num num!!! I agree with you on not always having cookies in the house. I would turn into an actual COOKIE! I’m glad you’re finding ways to satisfy your sweets craving without ice cream 🙂
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    1. Melanie

      It’s not the same though. Not the same.

    1. Melanie

      I’m always looking for healthy alternatives!

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