Who says that you can’t have sweets when you’re on a keto diet? They’re wrong!
There are so many ways to transform your favorite foods into delicious and healthy alternatives. These almond flour chocolate chip cookies are just that. They’re a healthy and low-carb version of traditional chocolate cookies.
Not only is this recipe keto, but it’s also gluten-free and vegan! The only flours used in this recipe are almond flour and coconut four which means there’s no gluten.
These cookies would be delicious topped on ice cream, dunked in milk, or on their own! If you try this recipe, let us know in the comments how it went. We love hearing from you guys!
How do you make almond flour chocolate chip cookies?
The ingredients you will need for these Almond Flour Cookies:
- Almond flour – This is the base of your cookies. I would advise against substituting for a different type of flour because it will drastically change the texture. Also, you need to make sure that you are using almond flour and not almond meal.
- Coconut flour – You’re not going to need very much coconut flour, but it does make a big difference in your cookies. The coconut flour will absorb a large amount of liquid which will hold your cookies together.
- Monk fruit – If you do not have monk fruit, you can substitute white sugar, but it will not be as low-carb. White sugar will also add more calories than monk fruit sweeteners.
- Baking powder – This is a common ingredient in almost all cookies. It allows the cookies to rise while they are being cooked.
- Salt – Salt is used to enhance the other flavors in the cookie. You only need a pinch to get the full effect.
- Vanilla extract – Vanilla is also used to enhance other flavors in baking. But vanilla tends to enhance the sweet flavors, while salt enhances the savory flavors. If you do not have vanilla, you can substitute it for rum
- Cocoa powder – Since these are chocolate almond flour cookies, you’re going to need to add cocoa powder to the batter.
- Almond milk – This will be used to mix the dry ingredients together. If you do not have almond milk, another kind of plant-based milk will work just fine.
- Coconut oil – Coconut oil is a healthier substitute for butter or lard in baking.
- Dark chocolate chips – If you want your cookies extra chocolaty, you’re going to want to add chocolate chips. If you want these cookies to be vegan, make sure you go with dairy-free chocolate chips.
Instructions to prepare almond flour chocolate chip cookies:
Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
In a bowl, add coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and monk fruit. Whisk to combine.
Then add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips. Stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Make balls with the dough and press them down onto the baking sheet, then use your hands to gently flatten and shape them.
Spread a few more chocolate chips on the top of the cookies.
Bake until the cookies are firm around the edges, about 25-30 minutes. Cookies will get firmer when cool.
Tips for making Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies:
Make sure you use almond flour: This was briefly stated before, but it is very important that you use almond flour and NOT almond meal. These are very easy to get confused but will drastically change the taste and texture of your cookies. Almond meal is not as thin or refined as almond flour which is why it won’t produce good cookies.
Use unsweetened almond milk for lower sugar: It can be very easy to buy the first almond milk you see on the shelf, but some brands and flavors have a lot of added sugar. To avoid this, opt for unsweetened almond milk and check the nutrition facts.
Make SURE your cookies are cooled: Before removing your cookies from the tray, you need to make sure that they are cooled off. Gluten-free flours can cause baked goods to become very crumbly and fall apart easily. If you don’t let your cookies cool all the way, you might end up with broken or crumbled cookies.
Flavor Variations & Substitutes for Chocolate Almond Flour Cookies:
Use white chocolate chips: If you’re someone who liked cookies n’ cream flavored treats, then you can easily swap the chocolate chips out for some white chocolate chips. This will give your almond flour cookies a cookies n’ cream flavor rather than a 100% chocolate flavor.
Use semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips: If you don’t have dark chocolate chips at home, you can easily use semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips. Normally, those options are higher in carbs than dark chocolate, but the choice is yours.
Use any plant-based milk: You can easily swap out almond milk with any other plant-based milk, and it will produce very similar cookies. Again, you need to be paying attention to the added sugar that’s in milk because that will add extra carbs to the cookies.
White Sugar: This was mentioned before, but if you do not have monk fruit sweetener, you can use white sugar. This will add more calories and carbs, though, so do be aware.
- 2 cups almond flour
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup of monk fruit (or ½ cup white sugar)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
- In a bowl, add coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, and monk fruit. Whisk to combine.
- Then add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips. Stir until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Make balls with the dough and press them down onto the baking sheet, then use your hands to gently flatten and shape them.
- Spread a few more chocolate chips on the top of the cookies.
- Bake until the cookies are firm around the edges, about 25-30 minutes. Cookies will get firmer when cool.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.