A Better Cookie: Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate Pecan

by EzekielDiet.com
Posted on Mar 21, 2015

By Jeanette Bronée – as seen at MindBodyGreen.com
December 6, 2014 5:31 AM EST

These cookies are dense, rich and delicious. Not something you normally think of when you think gluten-free cookies. Even if you’re not gluten-intolerant, you might actually feel better avoiding it. Try one of these and see what you think.

Gluten-Free, Vegan Chocolate Pecan Cookies

Makes 10-12 cookies


1 cup each pecans (or walnuts)
1 cup prunes
1 cup almond meal (flour)
1/2 cup of rolled oats (use gluten-free if you are celiac)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 cup raw cacao powder (unsweetened)
1 cup coconut milk (unsweetened) canned. You can add slightly more if you feel the ingredients are too dry to mix.
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea-salt


1. Chop or break the pecans into large chunks and keep them on the side.

2. Chop the prunes into smaller chunks or mix them in with the other ingredients using a blender. Alternatively, the rolled oats can be mixed in whole with the rest of the ingredients.

3. Add the pecans to the mixed ingredients once you have a nice consistency.

4. Make portion size (per cookie) about 1 tablespoon or use an ice-cream scoop, and make them into round balls. Place them on the baking sheet on the tray and flatten them slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.

5. Put the tray in the pre-heated oven at 350ºF and bake for 15 minutes. Take them out and move them to a rack to cool down.

Photo: Torkil Stavdal

EzekielDiet.com Note:

I made a batch of these today. They’re rich and a bit dry. But, no sugar or Stevia. Which I might experiment with next time, adding a little Stevia. I used Walnut pieces instead of pecans, and quinoa flour instead of rice flour, and Medjool Dates instead of prunes. Everything else I had. I used a whole can of organic coconut milk, probably 2 cups, which made a wet mix. The ingredients above made 32 cookies. My observation, just a bit dry. I might add some coconut oil the next time, however, spraying Reddi Wip cream on one solved that problem completely. : )



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