Healthy Nutella Cookies: So, I had a surplus of hazelnuts as I am THAT person that goes nuts (lol) when I see a deal. Long story short, it was a buy one get one free kind of vibe so I grabbed a bag of hazelnuts along with my usual bag of walnuts. Not my first choice, but great for roasting and popping in salads or bulking up smoothies, hazelnuts definitely initiate that Nutella tastes on the palette.
Coupled with some vegan chocolate chips, you’ve got yourself the ultimate Nutella-inspired chocolate chip cookie. Bonus: these are vegan, refined sugar and gluten-free and bloody easy to whip up.
- ½ cup of buckwheat flour
- ½ a cup of hazelnuts, blitzed in a Nutribullet (which are discounted atm) to form a ‘flour’
- ¼ cup of coconut oil
- ¼ cup of maple syrup ( I haven’t tried honey)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ½ a teaspoon of baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ cup of vegan chocolate chips
Pop your oven on 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Add ½ a cup of hazelnuts to a Nutribullet and blitz until a ‘flour’ is formed. In a large mixing bowl, sieve your buckwheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl, mix your maple syrup and coconut oil. Add the hazelnuts and chocolate chips to the dry mix and incorporate well. Add your wet mix to your dry mix and incorporate well until a cookie ‘dough’ forms.
Shape into just smaller than a golf-ball-size ball and place on a baking tray. Flatten the balls slightly with the base of your palm and bake for 12-15 minutes.
Leave to cool and enjoy with your friends, family or by yourself. I don’t judge. For a more classic choc-chip cookie recipe, click here.