Healthy Gluten-Free Almond Cookies (Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar Free) | Vegan Option

I have been trying to perfect this recipe for some time, and I finally got it! They are light and fluffy, and can be made as sweet as you would like. There are different ingredients that you can add or substitute with that I mention in the ingredients and directions section.

I made a video you can follow along to learn how to make them!

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut flour

1 tsp baking powder

6 tbs coconut oil (NOT MELTED).

4-6 tbs maple syrup, depending on how sweet you want them put more or less to your liking.

1 tsp tahini or almond butter or really any nut butter of your choice.

1 egg, egg replacement or chia egg. To make a chia egg: 1 tbs chia seeds and 3 tbs water then let it sit for about 5 minutes or until it makes a gel-like texture.

Handful of raisins, nuts, seeds or chocolate chips (or all all 4!).

Directions:

  1. Make your chia egg, mix together 1 tbs of chia seeds with 3 tbs of water then stir and set aside for about 5 minutes or until a gel-like texture.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients (almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder) in a bowl or food processor until all lumps are gone, then set that bowl aside.
  3. Scoop out 6 tbs of coconut oil while hard, this is very important as it hold the mixture together better for a more doughy consistency. Then in a small bowl using a fork mush the coconut oil until it is a smoother texture but still solid (not melted liquid).
  4. In the same bowl as the mushed coconut oil, add the teaspoon of nut butter, and 4-6 tablespoons of maple syrup. Mix together until smooth.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until it has a doughy consistency.
  6. Now add in your chia egg to the dough, you will notice this will make it clump together into one big dough.
  7. Once it is in a smooth dough consistency, add your raisins, chocolate chips, nuts or seeds, or all 4 and knead the dough a bit, until it is in one big ball (make sure to wash your hands before the kneading).
  8. Preheat oven to 350ºF, and put the dough in your fridge to chill for 7-10 minutes.  This is another important step, as it hardens the dough and will hold together better once in the oven. Have a solo dance party while you wait for the oven to heat and the dough to chill.
  9. Once the dough has hardened, prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper and roll the dough into 12 even balls.
  10. Then place in the oven for 10 minutes, let them cool (I know this step is hard), and enjoy!