I wanted an easy and nutritious snack that we could pack up on the fly...so I made these cookies. They contain fat, protein and fiber - the 3 things I look for in a hearty snack. They’re super tasty (pleased both the adults and toddler), but definitely not your traditional chewy gooey chocolate chip cookie, more like a snack bar in cookie form. So heads up there. We’ve already made them 3 times. Try ‘em out!
Grain Free Snacking Cookies
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
2 T ground flaxseed
2 T maple syrup
1 T melted ghee
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
3 dates, pitted and chopped*
2 T chopped dark chocolate
*Before mixing the ingredients, I threw the pitted dates into the food processor and pulsed until they got all chopped up. You can just do this part with a knife if you rather.
Add first 8 ingredients (almond flour through salt) into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add in dates and chocolate, then pulse until combined.
Use a tablespoon to scoop onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
Answers to social media questions...
I buy at least 80% chocolate (or use cacao nibs). My daughter is 3.5 and I feel comfortable with her eating dark chocolate (and she’s really getting a small amount here since she’s only eating 2 cookies or so). But you can totally swap out the chocolate for raisins or other dried fruit for your kiddos!
I don’t really have a favorite brand of chocolate - I spread the love! As long as it’s fair trade, organic and above 80% I’m game!
I use Bob's Red Mill almond flour and coconut flour. Not organic, but easy to find.
My favorite ghee is 4th & Heart Vanilla Bean, and I order it on Amazon!