Healthy Dark Chocolate Chip Nut 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 Nut Cookies

3 cups almond flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 eggs or make VEGAN using ground chia or flax seed mixture (*see below)
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 chia or flax seed mixture - mix 3 tablespoons water with 1 tablespoon ground seed. 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 or flax 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.


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