Gluten-Free Hazelnut-Cacao Cookies
Here's a recipe for gluten-free cookies with the delicious flavour of hazelnut. They're satisfying, healthy(ish) and just sweet enough to satisfy that mid-afternoon chocolate craving. They also make a great accompaniment to a mug of piping hot cocoa!
1 cup PRANA organic raw European almonds
1 cup PRANA organic raw hazelnuts
5 PRANA organic Medjool dates, pitted
1 2/3 cup buckwheat flour
3 tbsp PRANA organic raw cacao powder
5 tbsp maple syrup
2/3 cup homemade almond milk
3 tbsp PRANA organic whole black chia seeds
3 tbsp PRANA organic coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup PRANA organic chocolate chunks, 70% cacao
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In the bowl of a food processor, mix the almonds and hazelnuts until they're ground to a fine powder. Add the dates and mix for a few extra seconds.
In a large bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients. Add the nut and date mixture.
Mix well to form a ball of cookie dough. Make individual cookies dough balls with your hands, place on prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly.
Press several chocolate chunks into each cookie and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Remove to a cooling rack and let cool for several minutes.