High-Fiber Paleo Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Updated on March 2, 2023
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- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup granulated sweetener (coconut sugar, date sugar, Lakanto, erythritol, etc.)
- ¼ cup preferred oil, melted (ghee, coconut oil, avocado oil, butter, etc.)
- ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla milk
- 1 teaspoon pure almond extract (or vanilla extract)
- 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped into chunks (or dark chocolate chips)
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
Optional: Course pink Himalayan or sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, flaxseed, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In separate large mixing bowl, whisk together sweetener, oil, milk, and vanilla. Add flour mixture to oil mixture and stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chunks and walnuts.
- Place parchment paper onto baking sheet, scoop out dough into 12 portions and place onto pan. Using damp hands, shape each cookie. Sprinkle lightly with course sea salt, if desired.
- Bake for about 11 minutes, or until edges turn slightly brown. Cool cookies on a cooling rack and enjoy!
Serves about 12. Per serving (based on using coconut sugar & avocado oil):
Total Fat: 13 g
Total Carbohydrate: 17 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 3 g
Almond flour is a gluten-free flour made by grinding almonds after the skin has been removed. It’s softer and finer than almond meal which is made by grinding almonds with the skin left on.
Coconut flour is a gluten-free soft flour made from the pulp left over after producing coconut milk. Coconut flour is very popular in low-carb and keto recipes as it’s lower in carbs than wheat flour.
Coconut oil provides a boost of healthy fat that can energize and satiate.It is a strong antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial food.
Good quality dark chocolate is high in antioxidants, rich in fiber, and contains minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.
Compounds in flaxseeds can be helpful for those with estrogen-driven breast cancer and may help reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.
Walnuts are neuroprotective and support heart health. They are loaded with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, molybdenum, and biotin.