Chocolate & caramelised macadamia nuts cookies :
Prep time : 30min
Cooking time : 18 min (cooling included)
Serves : 15 cookies
-150g of almond or hazelnut butter
-1tbsp of melted coconut oil
-60g of date paste (or you can blend pitted Medjool dates to make your own paste)
-40g of coconut sugar
-30g of raw cacao powder
-30g of almond flour
-1tsp baking soda + a pinch of salt
-100g dark chocolate chunks (I used 70%)
-50g chopped macadamia nuts
-Preheat oven to 180°C
-Start by making a date caramel by simply putting together 10g of date paste and a tbsp of water in a saucepan.
-Stir well until you have a thick syrup
-Pour the macadamia nuts in it and let it caramelized for a few minutes
-In a bowl mix the nut butter, coconut oil, date paste, sugar and eggs together.
-In a separate bowl mix the almond flour, baking soda, salt and raw cacao powder together before adding it to the first bowl.
-Mix until the batter is smooth and comes together.
-Pour the two remaining ingredients into the batter and stir until evenly spread.
-Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make balls of dough (2 Tbsp) and space them 2-inches apart on the cookie sheets.
-Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheets at least 10 minutes before removing.
Megane nutrition facts :
This recipe is suitable for gluten-free and dairy diets
It is always better to treat yourself to homemade cookies rather than over sweet ones with a never-ending list of ingredients.
Nuts in different forms bring to this recipe some nutritional values. They are high in magnesium, potassium, fibers and proteins. But don’t overindulge, they should still be consumed as a treat.