When I’m angry, I bake. When I’m happy, I bake. When I’m sad, I bake. When I’m anxious, I bake. So you’d think I’d have this long list of baking masterpieces I’ve created over the years. Well, there’s a list but it looks a little like this:
- Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts
You get the picture. I love a good, mindless activity when my emotions run deep. So, creating the same recipe over-and-over again (I don’t even use measuring utensils anymore) is therapeutic for me. There’s also nothing like a good chocolate chip cookie. Am I right? And my friend’s, co-workers, and family haven’t minded the repetition either!
With this being said, you would think the blog would have been filled with different chocolate chip cookie variations by now. I’m so sorry I’ve left you out of my experimentation for so long! Don’t worry, things are changing. Go ahead, call me the Cookie Monster. It’s begun!
This past weekend I needed to get my mind off a few things. So I came up with a new gluten-free, refined sugar-free recipe for a healthy, yet decadent cookie. It’s full of natural protein from almonds, healthy fats from egg and walnuts, potassium from bananas, and anti-oxidants from dark chocolate (oh yaaasss).
Gluten-Free Oatmeal Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
1.5 cup almond flour
1 cup Earth Balance softened
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Combine almond flour, oats, baking powder, Stevia, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Combine egg, mashed bananas, Earth Balance, and vanilla extract with a hand or electric whisk in a large mixing bowl.
4. Slowly stir the wet ingredients into the dry with a hand or electric whisk until fully combined.
5. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil cooking spray.
7. Spoon small to medium sized scoops of the dough onto the baking sheet.
8. Bake for 9-12 minutes.
9. Remove from oven and let cool before digging in!
What’s your go-to mindless task when you’re upset, anxious, or bored? Tell me in the comment box below!
Health and happiness,