Healthy Dark Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies


These are my favorite healthy cookies. Why feel guilty when eating a treat, when you can feel good about what you put in your body. Try adding dried fruit or some other fun combinations. If you have nut allergies, perhaps try it with coconut flour.

Healthy Dark Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies

3 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs or make VEGAN using chia seed mixture (*see below for chia seed mixture)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup organic unrefined coconut oil
1 1/2 - 2 cups dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 - 2 cups chopped walnuts
Pecans for garnish

*To make flax seed mixture - mix 3 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds. Stir well and let sit for 5-10 minutes before using. It will create an egg like consistency.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. If using the chia mixture instead of the eggs, prepare that first so that it can sit for 5-10 minutes.


In a medium bowl combine dry ingredients. In another bowl, using a hand mixer, beat eggs (or chia mixture), maple syrup and vanilla extract.  Pour wet ingredients into dry and beat with hand mixer until well combined. Melt coconut oil, but then let it cool before adding to the batter. Continue to blend with the hand mixer until combined. 
Stir in dark chocolate and nuts. 

Drop balls of cookie dough (flatten a little) on to parchment paper. Add one whole pecan on top of each cookie and press down a little. Bake for 15 minutes or they look delicious.


Enjoy.


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