REAL, FRUGAL, HEALTHY, and FUN!!!
Holy moly, these are so, soo good! They’re cookies, but they’re rich, fluffy, and moist. It’s almost like eating a brownie or even a piece of chocolate cake! I had one of those strong chocolate cravings that hits real hard from time to time. The kind of chocolate craving that will make you crazy until you find something truly chocolatey to satisfy it. I made these. The family loved them, an my out of control chocolate craving was satisfied. Oh, and even though they are rich in nutrients and wholesome ingredients, they do not taste healthy! Not one bit!
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup date puree***
1/4 cup maple syrup
1Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup almond milk
1/2 cup chocolate chips
***For the date puree, you simply put the dates in an airtight container covered with water for about 4 hours or more. Drain the water, and puree the dates. I recommend saving the water, it caramelizes into a delicious syrup if you let it simmer on the stove for a bit. You can use it to top pancakes, pour in coffee or drizzle over a banana.***
Directions: Preheat oven to 350′ and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix tapioca flour, almond flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Add date puree, maple syrup, coconut oil, almond milk, and egg. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Mix and place spoonfuls of cookie batter on cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes.
These cookies are a healthy treat. Maple syrup is loaded with antioxidants that can delay and prevent diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Dates are loaded with vitamins and minerals, help with constipation, diarrhea, as well as other digestive irritations. They’re great for your heart health, a source of iron, help with sexual dysfunction and abdominal cancer. The almond flour adds monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and fiber. Tapioca flour comes from the root of the cassava plant. While it contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, it’s iron content steals the show. Tapioca flour is an amazing iron source! Dark chocolate can be very satisfying. It’s also good for your heart, brain, skin, can help prevent strokes, soothe a cough, helps control and even helps prevent diabetes, helps with blood flow, makes you happy, and helps you see better. Why buy cookie dough when you can make your own so easily, and it’s more delicious and more nutritious?!