I was in the middle of grocery shopping today when Sam sent me this Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I was pretty excited about it because I enjoy baking, and normally Sam prefers long periods of time in between my baking sessions in an attempt to be healthy…although these seem pretty healthy! Sam and I don’t eat gluten-free because we aren’t affected by it, but these just happened to be a gluten-free recipe, so those of you who do the gluten-free thing for health purposes will love these (my mother-in-law eats gluten-free so I sent her this recipe to try)! There’s no flour or butter used and this recipe only calls for 5 ingredients: 1 egg, 1 cup of almond butter (or nut butter of choice…but the Almond Butter has a really great taste, so I’d recommend that), 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, 1 tsp. of baking soda and 1 cup of chocolate chips (less if you want it to be a bit more healthy…and I used milk chocolate because I love how sweet it is, but dark chocolate would be a healthy option as you all know…put whatever you love though and ENJOY every bite 😋)
The best part was making homemade almond butter! I had no idea our Ninja Blender could grind nuts into paste! I’m really excited about this discovery because now Sam and I can start making healthy peanut butter, almond butter, etc. It’s much cheaper to buy a big can of nuts and make your own healthy nut butter than to buy the healthy stuff in little jars or by the pound at the store! A pound of almond butter at my HEB was $7.99! And that gave me barely what I needed for the recipe so I decided to buy bulk for 12 bucks and We still have enough almonds to munch on as a snack during the day or make more butter…definitely the way to go!
I thought these cookies were delicious! Not to throw the Nutella cookies under the bus, but that’s exactly what I’m doing, these were way better tasting and they’re better nutritionally, yay! Bon a petit!
I used roasted and salted almonds, so not completely natural but they had a good flavor to them. The almond butter recipe on Sally’s blog also called for half a cup of honey roasted peanuts for some extra flavor!
Not much needed to make these cookies.
Blending the almonds doesn’t take very long at all.
Zoey likes to sit on my feet anytime I’m in the kitchen. I’m surprised she stayed with how loud blending the almonds was.
Our boy Kona. Some of you may know he hasn’t been doing too well. He’s been having seizures because his heart is too big so the vet gave him some medicine that’s a diuretic and he’s been doing better. He loves that water bowl now though, he’s so cute.
We had a good amount of almond butter left-over, I was excited! Used some on toast for breakfast this morning.