Almond Coconut Cookies


 

Soft, chewy melt-in-mouth cookies… Who doesn’t want a little treat with their cuppa! And if the cookies are made with the goodness of almond, coconut and chia seeds, its just perfect.

I wanted to make something different from a standard chocolate chip cookies so that we don’t feel guilty while nibbling on them. I stumbled upon this recipe from the blog ‘minimalistbaker’ and I was stoked. All my favourite things in one – almond, coconut, chocolate chips. And there was no going back.

I adapted the recipe from their blog, but changed a few things to suit our taste buds. I replaced the eggs with chia eggs as I wanted to make them egg free. I was unsure whether chia eggs will bind though, as I have never used them in cookies before. But it worked absolutely fine. We loved them so much that I already had a second batch going before the first one was over.

Gluten free, egg free, and most importantly, guilt free cookies that are to die for. This one is going to stay in my kitchen for a long time now.

 

Ingredients:

Almond meal – 1 ¼ cup
Desiccated coconut – ½ cup
Brown sugar – ¼ cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – a small pinch
Vegan dark chocolate chips – ¼ cup (you may use regular ones)
Chia seeds – 1 tbsp
Coconut oil – 3 tbsp, melted
Vanilla extract – ½ tsp

 

Method:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together chia seeds with 3 tbsp water. Let it sit for 15 minutes
  2. In a large bowl, stir together almond meal, dessicated coconut, brown sugar, salt, dark chocolate chips
  3. Once the chia seeds are soaked, whisk it well. Mix it with coconut oil and vanilla extract
  4. Mix the wet ingredients with dry ingredients until combined
  5. Cover and keep in refrigerator for 30 minutes
  6. Preheat oven at 180 degree C
  7. Once the dough is rested, shape them into 1 inch balls and gently press them to flatten a bit
  8. Place them on a lined baking tray with 1-2 inch gap in between each
  9. Bake until the edges brown, about 10-12 minutes
  10. Cool completely and serve

Notes:

  • The original recipe used eggs, but I have replaced it with chia egg (chia seeds soaked in water). You may use 1 egg if chia seeds are not available

 

Chia seeds after soaking in water

Chia seeds after soaking in water

 

Combine almond meal, coconut, brown sugar, salt and baking powder

Combine almond meal, coconut, brown sugar, salt and baking powder

 

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together

 

Combine to form a dough and let it rest for 30 minutes

Combine to form a dough and let it rest for 30 minutes

 

Shape the dough into balls and flatten them

Shape the dough into balls and flatten them

 

Bake until the edges brown

Bake until the edges brown

 

Guilt free cookies that taste absolutely divine

Guilt free cookies that taste absolutely divine

 

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