Recipe for healthy, gooey Salted Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies
1 1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2-4 tbsp maple syrup (depending on taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
1 large organic egg
1/3 cup chopped dark chocolate
1/3 cup chopped hazelnuts
Preheat oven to 160°C.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir the almond meal, cacao powder, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until combined.
In another mixing bowl, whisk the coconut oil, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla extract until well combined.
Add egg to the wet mixture and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes, until light and bubbly.
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, until just combined. Stir in chopped chocolate and hazelnuts.
Roll tablespoon-sized amounts of dough into balls then flatten slightly on a lined baking tray.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden around the edges.
Sprinkle with sea salt and eat while warm! Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Recipe created by Jessica Sepel, a qualified Sydney nutritionist, health blogger and wellness coach. She is the author of several eBooks, including the JSHealth Detox Plan and The Clean Life. Visit www.jessicasepel.com for more recipes, nutrition advice and wellness inspiration.