Vegan Gluten-free Grain-Free Flour-less Dark Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Flour-Less 6 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-free, Grain-free, No Added Oil)

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The other week I had a very interesting conversation with a mom whose kid has several food allergies, that includes gluten, nuts, grains or legumes. This made me quite thoughtful and it also motivated me to create a recipe that would be suitable.

Almost everyone loves chocolate, so I opted for a dark chocolate cookie recipe that is gluten-free, nut-free as well as grain-free.

The ‘magic’ ingredient to make this dream come true: sweet potato! It really works and creates a deliciously soft and chewy cookie, with a crispy exterior. You can possibly add chopped nuts or chocolate drops too.

*Please note: I cook the kumara (sweet potato) unpeeled in water, then let it cool down before peeling.

For approx. 15 cookies you’ll need:

1 cup (260g) cooked kumara (sweet potato), I used orange variety*
1/2 cup (50g) FAIR-TRADE cocoa powder
1/2 cup (90g) coconut sugar
1 tablespoon psyllium fibre husk (or ground flax seed)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon tahini

Preparation:

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Mix the dry ingredients in a  medium sized bowl.

2. In a separate bowl mash kumara with tahini.

3. Add mashed kumara to the bowl with dry ingredients and mix well. It should form a knead-able dough.

4. Roll little balls out of the dough and place on a sheet of baking paper. Allow at least 2cm space between each ball. Cover with a sheet of baking paper and using a glass, press the cookies flat until they are about 5mm thick.

5. Remove upper baking paper sheet and place in oven for approx. 15-20 minutes. If they turn brown too quickly, cover with a loosely placed sheet of aluminum foil.

6. Let cool down a little, store in air-tight container in cool and dry space. Use within a week or so.

Enjoy! 🙂

Please let me know what you think about this recipe, I’d love to hear from you! And if you remake this recipe, please share the picture with me on Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook.

 

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