Family friendly recipes and real life adventures by a mom/nutritionist

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mother came over for a tea party the other day, so Sophia and I decided to bake these cookies for our tea party treat.  There is always an abundance of coconut in our house – coconut oil, water, milk, flour – it’s fantastic stuff.  And we chose chocolate, because, well…Sophia will only bake with me if chocolate is involved.
 The recipe is adapted from a paleo diet website that my friend Susan turned me on to.  For the record, I could never follow a paleo diet – just WAY too much meat for me.  But these cookies are great!   They’re high in fiber and protein, have no refined sugar (except for whatever is in the chocolate chips) and the best part is that we can send them to school because coconut isn’t actually a nut.

If you have trouble finding coconut flour, try your local health food or bulk food store.  A little goes a long way!

Ingredients:

1 cup plus 2T of coconut flour
1/2 cup of virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup of raw honey
4 organic eggs
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
A pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup of fair trade, dark chocolate chips (or raw cacao nibs)


Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
In the bowl of a mixer, combine eggs, coconut oil, honey, vanilla extract and salt. Blend until smooth.
Blend in the coconut flour.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
On a baking stone or cookie sheet lined with parchment – drop heaping tablespoons of the batter, flatten them slightly.
Bake for 15 minutes or until just starting to brown.  Do not over bake or they tend to become too dry.


These are actually best once they’ve cooled rather than straight from the oven.
Approved by all except for Sam who really doesn’t like coconut!



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