These Grain-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies are so easy, it’s almost a sin. Since a batch only makes 12 chewy cookies (you could double it, of course, I don't judge) and they’re packed with fiber, I feel these cookies are a healthy-ish treat too. Plus, the recipe is only seven ingredients. Disco.
Tigernuts aren't actually nuts.
This recipe calls for tigernut flour, which isn’t made from nuts or grains. A tigernut is a small tuber – it grows like a carrot or potato. Tigernuts are loaded with fiber, allergen-friendly and Paleo. I think they taste kinda coconutty, which I’m into. Also, I have no idea why they named them tigernuts when they aren't actually nuts. It's definitely confusing - particularly for people with nut allergies. It's clear whoever named them didn't ask me first. I like Gemini Tiger Nuts or Pamela's Products tigernut flours, because they are both finely ground.
You’ll also need some chocolate hazelnut butter. You can make your own or pick up a jar, just make sure the oil is stabilized in the butter. If you use nut butter with the oil separated, your cookies will be a runny mess. Not delicious. I used Nocciolata Dairy Free hazelnut chocolate spread, because that’s what I had in the pantry. If you’re Paleo, you can enjoy Grain-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies too! Just choose paleo-friendly nut butter and chocolate chips.
The cookies are chewy, with a brownie-like consistency in the center. Perfect for my 3pm chocolate fix, or anytime I'm craving. Give these a try, I’m pretty sure you’ll love them.
Grain-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
- 1 egg
- ½ cup chocolate hazelnut butter (I used Nocciolata Dairy Free)
- ½ cup tigernut flour
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine egg, chocolate hazelnut butter and coconut sugar and mix until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, combine tigernut flour, baking soda and salt.
- Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until dough forms.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Allow to cool & enjoy!