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This six ingredient easy to make paleo almond butter chocolate chip cookie recipe is flourless (naturally gluten free), eggless (it’s vegan!), and has no butter or oil, and is refined sugar free, with minimal coconut sugar for those limiting their sugar intake. These cookies are perfect for a healthier dessert or snack!

paleo vegan almond butter chocolate chip cookies

This recipe was sparked by a discussion with my husband about my dislike of peanut butter cookies. Growing up, there were always peanut butter cookies sitting out in the kitchen. It’s likely that I consumed so many as a kid, that I met my lifetime quota of them! Sorry if that seems egregious, but I am really quite happy never eating another peanut butter cookie again. To me, it’s like peanut butter overload, with extra peanuts. Why don’t they have chocolate? Who knows. My absolute favorite snack is an apple with almond butter, so I decided to try making paleo (flourless, eggless) almond butter cookies with chocolate chips. The result? Absolutely delicious!

Many almond butter cookie recipes I encountered were loaded with sugar. Seriously, a one to one ratio of nut butter to sugar. As a health-conscious individual, that’s wayyyyyy too much sugar for me. So I tried seeing how little I could get away with. Since this recipe is also eggless, it’s completely safe to test the batter before baking. My husband tends to lick the bowl anyway, so I might as well make them so it’s safe for him to do so.

These are the ingredients you will need:

  • Almond butter (I used freshly ground, or sub any nut butter, like cashew butter, or even sunflower butter for those with nut allergies that need nut-free cookies).
  • Coconut sugar is a non-refined sugar that is derived from the coconut palm tree, lower on the glycemic index than typical processed sugar. According to the Phillipine Department of Agriculture, coconut sugar also retains some nutrients found in the coconut palm, like iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, making it a healthier choice for sweetener.
  • Unsweetened applesauce (we will be adding sweetener in the form of coconut sugar)
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Dairy-free Dark Chocolate chips (Enjoy Life mini chips are 8 allergen free, or Kirkland chocolate chips for just dairy free)

That’s it. I had all of these ingredients in the pantry, except I actually used a mixture of both almond butter and cashew butter, because I ate too much almond butter with the apples!

This recipe is super easy. Simply mix all the ingredients together in order, and fold in the chocolate chips. It will start to get a little oily as you mold it into balls with your hands. Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees and let cool for 15-20 minutes.

paleo vegan almond butter chocolate chip cookies
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Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

This six ingredient easy to make paleo almond butter chocolate chip cookie recipe is flourless (naturally gluten free), eggless, and has no butter or oil, and is refined sugar free, with minimal coconut sugar for those limiting their sugar intake. These cookies are perfect for a healthier dessert or snack!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 209 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond butter (sub any nut butter or sunflower butter)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar (sub honey for non vegan)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line 1 cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir to combine.

  3. Fold in chocolate chips.

  4. Use a tablespoon size cookie scoop to scoop out the dough, placing 12 cookies on each sheet (4 rows of 3).

  5. Grease fork. Smoosh dough balls with fork, making tic-tac-toe pattern.

  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until the cookies are set. Remove from oven and allow cookies to completely cool before removing from baking sheet (15-20 minutes).

  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 138
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.3g 24%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Sodium 206mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 17.9g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Sugars 6.2g
Protein 3.9g 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Refreshing Bytes

Mrs. Refreshing Bytes has a BBA in MIS and an MBA from Wichita State University. With over 15 years of experience in business and I.T., she has spent many busy lunch breaks ordering from restaurants and learning how to navigate several food allergies and intolerances, including: gluten, dairy, red meat, and tomato, for the past 7 years. She is also dabbling in recipe development, creating healthy, protein packed recipes to keep you full longer. All while mothering 2 boys (aged 14 and 4 months) and being an I.T. nerd!

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