Calla Ramont, HCTP January 2020
These paleo chocolate chunk cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and refined sugar–free, but they’re flavor FULL. They are just sweet enough, perfectly chewy on the inside, slightly crispy around the edges, and the sea salt gives them a super delicious sweet and salty touch. And the best part? They are filled with healthy fat, fiber, and even some protein. These cookies are perfect for not only a treat but any time of day.
- 1 chocolate bar of your choice
- 3/4 cup coconut sugar (or cane sugar)
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Sprinkle sea salt (plus more for topping)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Finely chop chocolate bar and set aside.
- Whisk together coconut sugar, almond butter, egg, and vanilla in large bowl (or use stand mixer).
- In smaller bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Mix in chocolate chunks (save some for topping).
- Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop out about one heaping tablespoon per cookie. Roll into balls. Slightly flatten each ball with the bottom of your palm. Top with extra chocolate and a sprinkle of sea salt.
- Bake for 7–10 minutes or until edges start to slightly brown.
- Once you remove cookies from oven, let them sit on baking tray for at least 5–10 minutes to set.
Calla is a food and wellness blogger living in Michigan. She recently graduated with a degree in exercise science and an emphasis on health and fitness. In addition to blogging, Calla teaches group fitness classes and is a new IIN student! For more information about Calla, check out her website and Instagram.