Flourless, Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies
Tessa the Domestic Diva
packed pitted medjool dates
about 6 to 8 dates, Trader Joe's best deal, Costco close second!
virgin coconut oil
honey or maple syrup
ground flax seeds or chia seeds
or instant oats would work, or even almond meal for a paleo version
almond meal flour
make your own by whirring whole almonds in a coffee grinder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Soak the dates in the boiling water a few minutes to soften.
Puree the whole date mixture with the coconut oil, honey, flax,and vanilla until well blended.
Add in almond butter and blend.
Sprinkle the soda and salt evenly over mixture, followed by the quinoa flakes and almond meal, pulse until well blended.
Add in chocolate chips and pulse a couple of times to mix in, no more (you want chocolate chips, not specks!)!!
Drop large spoonfuls on a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat, parchment, or a light grease.
Bake in a 350 degree oven until golden, about 10-13 minutes.
Remove from oven and let set to firm up about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack (any sooner and they will fall apart on you).
Recipe via tessadomesticdiva.com