Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies thinking no one would like them, they would probably turn out crumbly and have no satisfaction to my sweet tooth. Guess what?

Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was wrong. These turned out so good that when I went to take pictures of them a day or so after baking them somehow I went from 20 cookies to 4…

Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even though I asked a certain male lover of mine not to eat too many so I could take pictures…somehow between him and little Q they just could not resist.

Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These will now be a staple in our cookie repertoire. Often eating just one was enough to satisfy my craving. The extra almonds help to fill you up more than the average cookie made of just flour – that kick of protein! These would also hold up well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream between two cookies for an ice cream sandwich – which would be great treat for a barbecue with friends!

Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups raw almonds
  • ¾ cup All purpose gluten-free flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 large eggs OR 2 tbsp chia seeds soaked in ½ cup water
  • 1 cup unsweetened chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend raw almonds until flour like texture OR use almond flour to skip this step.
  2. Combine in large bowl almonds, all-purpose gluten-free flour and baking soda.
  3. In separate small bowl whisk together coconut oil, coconut sugar, sea salt, pure vanilla and eggs (or chia mixture if making this vegan). Once combined, gently fold into dry ingredients along with chocolate chips until blended.
  4. Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Taking 1 tbsp of dough, roll into balls and place on baking sheet. Gently press the tops down.
  6. Bake in oven for 8-12mins until golden around edges. Let cool on cooling rack. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

Happy 1st Birthday Roll With It! Chocolate Cake Donuts with Coconut

Happy 1st Birthday Roll With It!

One year ago today I posted my first post on the blog and I can’t believe how quickly it has gone by! I started this blog as a creative outlet for experimenting in the kitchen with food sensitivities in our household. It continues to be a place where I can safely push my limits in the kitchen – whether that is with baking vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free or any other recipe I want to develop. I also love being able to share with you my physical challenges as I learn to push my body in running, hiking or yoga.

I continue to be inspired by food and the effect on our bodies. I have so many ideas for the year to come and I am really looking forward to sharing them all with you! Big thanks to all my readers for supporting me either here in your comments or on other social media networks like Facebook, twitter or Pinterest! If you’ve shared my content with your friends or family I want to thank you for opening up my audience!

This recipe is a family favourite and I am so happy I was able to adjust it into something that meets our food sensitivities.  This is my mother-in-law’s cake recipe; I have added more chocolate, made it gluten-free and I also cut the sugar content WAY back.

You can make these into donuts like I have, cupcakes or even an 8″ x 8″ cake. Very versatile and pretty much fool-proof (even with the adjustments). These are super moist, not too dense and full of chocolate flavour! Perfect for any special event. Here’s to another year of blogging and super awesome recipes! Big hugs to all of you! xo


Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Donuts with Coconut Glaze
 
*Lightly adjusted from my mother-in-law's Chocolate Cake Recipe
Serves: 12 donuts
Ingredients
  • CAKE BATTER
  • ½ cup gluten-free oatmeal
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted (or grape seed oil)
  • 2 eggs (or ½ cup of chia seeds soaked in water if vegan)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¾ cup brown rice flour
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • COCONUT GLAZE
  • 2 heaping tbsp powdered sugar (I put sucanat in a clean coffee grinder and made it into a powdered sugar for a healthier sugar option)
  • ½ cup of coconut milk (or regular cow milk)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix oatmeal, cocoa and boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together coconut sugar, coconut oil & eggs. Add cooled chocolate oatmeal mixture and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Slowly add to wet ingredients until mixed well together.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Fill donut pans about ⅔ full of cake batter. Bake in oven for about 18mins until the donuts spring back when touched. Let sit in pans to cool for 5mins, then allow remainder to cool on cooling racks out of pans.
  6. Prepare the glaze: mix the homemade powdered sugar, non-dairy milk and vanilla in a bowl. It will be really liquidy. In another bowl, place unsweetened shredded coconut. One by one, dip the donut in the glaze, covering both sides, then dip and roll in the shredded coconut.
  7. Set on cooling rack to dry. Once set, place in air tight container and enjoy when celebrating your special occasion!