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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten free almond butter chocolate chip cookies to help you find balance between healthy and sweets. 

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Almond butter is Crosby’s latest favorite food.

As an 18 month old who throws 98% of his food on the floor, I take this pretty seriously!

I was reminded of my love for almond butter now that we keep it regularly stocked in our house again.

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These almond butter chocolate chip cookies are gluten free, oil free, and a healthy dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty about.

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When I was experimenting with these cookies, I discovered that I only had one egg in the house, and I added a little bit of unsweetened applesauce to help these stick together. It worked great!

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These cookies are gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened with pure maple syrup.

My mom, like many others, is gluten free.

I love experimenting to come up with gluten free desserts for those who can’t have traditional ingredients.

Gluten free does not have to mean tasteless!

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I based these cookies off of my wildly popular Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

There are several tweaks, one being that these are not flourless (they use coconut flour).

I love the combo of coconut flour + almond butter for soft and cake like cookies.

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And in case you can’t tell from this post and this post, sea salt flakes are kind of my new favorite thing!

They add such a great pop of color as well as visual appeal. I love them!

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These have such great texture, which is one complaint I often hear about gluten free recipes.

Not this one! The texture is soft and delicate and they practically melt in your mouth.

Perfect with a glass of almond milk!

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I sprinkled the tops of them with mini chocolate chips just for fun.

It adds a little more chocolate too, but I’m not complaining!

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Two taste testers approved them and I might have tested one or two or three myself 🙈

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Do you guys like almond butter? What’s your favorite brand?

My current buy is Simple Truth organic from Kroger, but I would love to try more brands!

Are you making this recipe? I want to see! Don’t forget to tag me on instagram @buildyourbite with your recipe creations!

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Yield: around 20 cookies

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten free almond butter chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. #healthy #dessert #glutenfree #almondbutter #healthydessert

Healthy almond butter chocolate chip cookies with sea salt. A sweet treat you don't have to feel guilty about!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Mini chocolate chips, for topping
  • Flaked sea salt, for topping

Instructions

  1. Beat together the almond butter, maple syrup, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut flour, rolled oats, and baking powder
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, beating to combine
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips or chunks
  5. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet
  6. Use a spoon to flatten into cookie shapes (they will not rise or change shape much)
  7. Sprinkle tops with mini chocolate chips
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until tops look done
  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle immediately with sea salt flakes

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 225Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g

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Helen

Monday 11th of June 2018

These were really easy to make and delicious. I am curious if you know the calories per cookie ? Or batch? Thank you!

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