It’s Sunday, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet! I recently tried Thrive Market and absolutely loved my shopping experience! It is such a cool way to shop for your favorite, but hard to find ingredients. Plus, you can explore so many new items you won’t find in your normal grocery store! Prime example: hazelnut meal! As soon as I saw it, I knew I would love it! Hazlenut meal is ground from whole hazelnuts and provide a great amount of vitamin E and a monounsaturated fats! It’s perfect for people enjoying a low carb, high fat lifestyle or anyone who enjoys eating paleo, gluten/grain free. It is absolutely perfect to bake with and these chocolate chip cookies are a prime example.
Before I share the recipe I want to note that I did not want to add any sugar to these cookies (not maple syrup, honey or agave), however, I did use a bit of liquid stevia. I love the taste of the hazelnut meal and the chocolate chips, a combination that was sweet enough for me! My hubby said they could have been a little sweeter for his liking, so I will likely add maple syrup next time. Either way, these cookies are great with ice cream, coffee, with a nut butter spread, or all on their own! Speaking of ice cream, we served these with my delicious homemade peanut butter coconut milk ice cream! Recipe will be posted soon!
Hazelnut Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup hazelnut meal
- 2 Tbsp. golden flaxseed meal
- 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
- pinch of pink salt
- 2 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
- 2 whole eggs
- 1/4-1/3 cup dark chocolate chips preference as to how much
- liquid stevia or other sweetener to taste
Preheat oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients except the chocolate chips.
3. One mixed, add in the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Take dough in amounts of 1 Tbsp. and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
6. Bake 10-12 minutes on middle rack until cookies edges are golden brown
Have you used hazelnut meal before? I think I want to try and make a tart with it next! I absolutely love the texture and flavor! Plus, it is quite similar to almond flour in its nutritional profile, which is my go-to! Hope you make these and love them!