Cocoa Nib And Flax Seed Almond Cookies

Cocoa nib and flax seed almond cookies

How to re-create this recipe:


(yields 20 cookies)

  • 3 cups of  Super-Fine Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp of Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup of Walnut oil
  • 1/4 cup of Maple Syrup
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 a cup of Cocoa Nibs
  • 1/8 cup Flax Seeds

Putting it together:

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line two baking sheet trays with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl Mix together the almond flour, baking soda and sea salt and set aside.
  3. Mix the Walnut oil and Maple syrup together in a standing mixer (or using a hand held mixer) in a large bowl until  well blended (about 2-3 minutes). Add the whole egg, egg whites and Almond extract and mix for another 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients in batches to the wet ingredients and mix for about 1 minute in between each additional batch of dry mix.
  5. Once all ingredients are mixed together well add the flax seeds and Cocoa Nibs and mix together for another 2 minutes.
  6. Measure out scoops of batter with a tablespoon and place on baking sheet trays (about 1 inch apart). With your finger flatten lightly the heaps of batter to about 1/2 inch thickness.
  7. Bake for 18 minutes (rotating the sheet trays after 9 minutes for even baking) until golden brown.

Nourishment for your body:  I was trying to come up with a great cookie recipe that had just a hint of sweetness, good chewiness, one that was super nutty with chocolate flavor.  I think I might have just hit the jackpot with this recipe! This cookie is great for anyone with a Gluten sensitivity or someone who wants or needs to eat dessert that is very low in sugar. Almond flour is made solely with ground up almonds and just 1 cup of this flour provides 100% of the daily Vitamin E requirement. Unlike other flours, this flour is not overly processed. Almond flour also contains energy boosters such as riboflavin (Vitamin B2), manganese and copper.  The B2 vitamin helps with energy production in the body.

Cacao Nibs are a fantastic ingredient to have in your pantry. It is versatile and considered a super food. You can use Cacao nibs as a topping for pretty much anything! Granola, yogurt, smoothie, ice-cream, etc. Cookies typically call for chocolate chips in their recipe so I thought to substitute chocolate chips with this healthier alternative. Raw Cacao aids in focus and alertness and are said to have some of the most highest levels of antioxidants. They also contain good amount of fiber and are rich in iron. Cacao also enhances your mood by stimulating certain neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for triggering euphoria like emotions. 

Flax seeds are tiny seeds that come from a fiber crop. I find this plant fascinating because of how many different industries benefit from this plant. For example, the plant that produces flax seeds also produces linen from the Flax fibers (used for clothing, bed sheets, etc), Flax flowers are ornamental in gardens, the oil Flax produces is used as a nutritional supplement. Linseed meal which is derived after the production of flax seeds is used to feed livestock and is rich in protein. Nutritional benefits include the seeds being high in fiber, low in carbohydrates, high in Omega 3 fatty acids, makes the skin and hair appear healthier, helps lower cholesterol, is Gluten free, aids in weight loss, among many other benefits. 

Tips when cooking: I highly recommend investing in a hand held electric mixer. It takes up less room then a traditional standing mixer and clean up seems faster. Take the cookies out as soon as the timer goes off and transfer them to a wire rack or else they will burn and continue cooking on the sheet tray. Also, always cook the cookies on the center rack of your oven, otherwise they will likely burn if they are put on the bottom rack. Don’t forget to really inhale the aromas around your home while these delightful cookies are baking. Your home will end up smelling very fragrant, warm and inviting!

Cocoa nib cookie and coffee


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