After 4 tested (and 2 failed attempts) I have finally come up with a delicious alternative to chocolate cookies!

This recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.


1 1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 cup raw cacao powder

2 tbsp coconut sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup 70% dark chocolate chips

2 tbsp cacao nibs (optional, swap for more choice chips if you prefer)

4 tbsp melted coconut oil

1/3 cup raw honey (or rice malt syrup if you don't want it to be too sweet)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract



1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees. Combine almond meal, cacao powder, baking powder, cacao nibs, coconut sugar and chic chips in a medium size bowl.

2. Add egg, coconut oil, vanilla and honey.

3. Mix until combined.

4. Place mixture in fridge for 5 minutes to harden.

5. Roll mixture into 8-10 balls and flatten with fork.

6. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cooked all the way through.


Note: this recipe is quite sweet, you can swap honey for 1/3 cup of rice malt syrup if you don't have much of a sweet tooth!