Friday, February 24, 2012

Almond Flour Carob Chip Cookies

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Do you or any body in your  house hold  have any food allergies or do you or any one in the house hold go through any kind of elimination diet?  If so you can really understand how difficult it is find out alternate cooking ingredients, if not you should be happy and feel really blessed.  Gluten is the binding agent in lot of baked products. But if this needs to be substituted with a gluten free ingredient there are various possible substitutions like rice flour, tapioca and potato flour. But almond flour is one of the best and very tasty substitute in case you don’t include gluten in your diet.  Along with almond flour, I have used carob chips, maple syrup and coconut oil as the fat in making this cookie. A delicious after school snacks for the kids. If you do not include gluten in your diet, what do you use as a substitute? Would love to hear about it.

Carob is an evergreen plant native to the Mediterranean region. Carob chips are made out of carob powder. They are similar in appearance and texture to chocolate chips, although the taste is distinctly different from that of chocolate. Carob is a naturally sweet substance, so there is generally no sugar added to the chips during manufacture. Carob chips also lack the stimulants caffeine and theobromine found in chocolate.

Even though maple syrup is a safe alternate to refined sugar, if you are on a low fructose diet or diabetic diet this is not the sweetener for you.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking/Baking Time – 12-13 Minutes

Serves – Makes 24 Cookies

Ingredients

Blanched super fine almond flour – 2 Cups

Maple Syrup – 1/3 Cup

Carob Chips – 1/3 Cup

Baking Soda – 1/2 Tsp

Coconut oil – 1/4 Cup Solid and melted to yield approximately 1/3 Cup

Vanilla extract – 1/2 Tsp

Salt – pinch

Method

1) Preheat baking oven and line two cookie trays with parchment paper.

2) In a wide bowl add the almond flour, salt, baking soda and carob chips.

3) To this add maple syrup, warm coconut oil and vanilla extract and using a spatula combine well.

4) Make 24 equal sized balls and take each ball and place them in the baking tray and slightly press to form a patty shape.

5) Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly browed and remove from heat.

6) Leave the cookie in the baking tray for few minutes and  then cool in a wire rack before transferring to an airtight container.

7) Keeps good for at least 6-7 days at room temperature.

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Events

Sending this to Sending this Kid’s delight eggless & vegan bakes hosted by Priya an event started by Srivalli.

Sending this to Vardhini’s Sweet Luv

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Off to Let’s cook something sweet an event by Radhika.

Sending this Raji’s Healthy Diet Event – baked goodies an event started by Priya.

Off to Bon Vivant Moments # 1 – Sweet Moments

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Off to Bake Fest an event hosted by Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds an event started by Vardhini.

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Sending this to Cake, Cookies & Desserts event hosted by Anjali.

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26 comments:

Aarthi said...

This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

maha said...

looks really yumm yumm dear

faseela said...

yummy n healthy cookies....

sangee vijay said...

very unique n delicious cookies...just came to know about carob chips...thanks for this wonderful recipe!!

Julie said...

Cookies looks similar to the chocolate chip cookies,carob chips is a new entity to me too..lovely baked cookies!!

Erivum Puliyum

Hema said...

This is very new to me, have to look for carob chips now..

Sravs said...

perfectly baked cookies !! lovely !!

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Vardhini said...

Different cookies and they look delicious. Not sure what carob chips are. Thx for linking to the event.

Vimitha Anand said...

Carob chips are similar to chocolate chips na... Nice substitute. Different n crunchy cookies. Do link this to my ongoing event dear
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Prathibha said...

cookies look really delicious.......would love 2 try carob chips

Charu Srivastava said...

beautiful cookies...perfect wid coffee/tea!!!

Jay said...

awesome version...feel like tasting now..;P
Tasty Appetite

maha said...

Mouthwatering dish ! It looks so delicious that I

Purabi Naha said...

This looks awesome!! Loved the droolworthy pictures. Bookmarked!
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MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I recently made a friend at school who eats gluten free. I will send this recipe her way. These cookies look great!

Miriam said...

I love carob chip cookies!!! Thank you :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

San said...

Thanks for another fantastic recipe and all of your hard work and devotion to healthy eating. Gorgeous cookies.

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

I love the look of these...! I don't have food allergies, but I love to eat this kind of food anyway. Thanks for posting :)

Sumee said...

Umm. Looks delicious. and your tips are really helpful too. Thnx for linking up to my event. :o)

Sarah said...

super-like... Im loving the almond flour.... The only problem is that I cant find them in stores here and need to make it on my own... this looks definitely worth the effort!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

never heard of carob chips, it looks exactly like chocolate chips! this is a nice alternative

Indulge said...

The cookies look very tempting. I have no food allergies but Almond flour is great alternative.
Love Ash.

wok with ray said...

These cookies are perfect with hot cup of tea! Delicious.

Ramya said...

very yummy and crunchy looking cookies

DV said...

Glad to know about carob chips! The cookies look as tempting as the usual ones made with flour, eggs and choc chips! Bravo!!!

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Mind-blowing cookies with that almond flour making it super-healthy and rich.
Thanks for linking.
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