Gluten free, grain free, egg free.
Note to self: You will eat more than one of these chocolate chip cookies … But luckily your kids will come home from school and happily scoff most of them before you finish them off.
These are SOFT. CHEWY. CHOCOLATEY. In just five minutes. PLUS they are made with two big cups of walnuts which are one of the world’s healthiest foods.
Walnuts are full of brain-boosting compounds, including stacks of vitamin E, folate and omega-3 fats which all help the electro-transmitters in the brain.
Eating lots of walnuts actually makes your brain work better which is fabulous news for parents of kids with learning difficulties or behavioural problems.
Walnuts are also packed with rare types of antioxidants which protect your cells from damage and ward of cancer, liver problems and even ageing. And the best news? Walnuts are full of melatonin which is a compound which helps you to sleep…
Biscuits that help kids sleep??? Yep.
And this is why I love experimenting with recipes that omit refined flours and sugars. Because the replacements are almost always so much better for our children’s health. Try my walnut and chocolate chip cookies today.
Walnut and Choc-Chip Cookies
- 2 cups walnuts whizzed into "walnut flour" in a food processor
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 175C. Blend 2 cups of walnuts in a blender or food processor until you have a nice fine "walnut meal".
- Add other ingredients except choc chips and mix.
- Gently stir in choc chips by hand.
- Roll spoonfuls of mixture into small balls and place on a large baking paper-lined tray.
- Cover the tray with another piece of baking paper and then flatten each ball into a cookie using a small cup. (This will give you nice round, even cookies).
- Remove top sheet of baking paper and discard.
- Place tray into oven and cook for 10-12 minutes.