Are you a baker? Because I am not. The last time I baked, I smoked up my college apartment and it was not a pretty sight. Ever since then, I have not baked again for the safety of myself and others. Plus, cookies are loaded in sugar and fat so I am okay with skipping on them.
Recently I went to a baking class and discovered how you can bake a perfect cookie with almond flour without the guilty feeling of eating it. And not mentioning it’s super soft, moist, and chewy! Unlike most cookies, this cookie contains healthy fat, low in sugar and it contains some protein (not added protein). And for these reasons, this is the perfect almond flour chocolate chip cookies recipe for me.
Before my cooking class, I have never seen nor known about the existence of almond flour before. Almond flour is a gluten-free nut flour that should consist of nothing, but ground blanched almonds. Isn’t this amazing?! It’s often used as a low-carb substitute for wheat flour in bread and other baked goods.
Almond flour is much lower in carbs than wheat flours, but higher in fat. Unfortunately, this means almond flour is higher in calories. However, it makes up for this by being incredibly nutritious. One ounce of almond flour provides you with a good amount of your daily values for vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, and fiber.
Almond flour is easy to bake with. In most baking recipes, you can simply replace regular wheat flour with almond flour at a 1:1 ratio.
You can purchase almond flour at your local grocery store, health store or online. When purchasing almond flour, it should really only contain one ingredient: almonds.
Grainy with alittle sweetness and nuttiness to it. The taste is not for everyone, especially those who don’t like the taste of almond.
Keep it in a dry and cool location. It’s best to keep almond flour in the refrigerator to preserve freshness between uses.
If you’re allergic or don’t like the nutty flavor of almonds, you can replace it with coconut flour but not in equal amounts. 1 cup of almond flour can be substituted for a ⅓ cup of coconut flour.
**The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.**
If you like this recipe, check out my chocolate chips pumpkin cookies!