Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am a the ultimate cookie fiend.

I’ve never met a well-baked cookie I didn’t like.

If there is one thing my knees go weak for it’s a perfectly baked, chewy, warm cookie. I’ll go for any variety really, but if I had to pick one I’d definitely marry the chocolate chip cookie.

Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

An awesome cookie is definitely something I’ve somewhat struggled to find and perfect since avoiding gluten and refined sugars.

I was so so thrilled with how these ones turned out! They might not be exactly like the ones I used to bake, but it it’s still absolutely delicious and definitely hit the spot. Cravings, be gone! I raise you one delicious, warm, fresh-out-of-the oven cookie!

The outsides were deliciously browned while the inside remained soft and almost cake-y, so that every bite is incredible and the whole cookie is devoured in a heartbeat!

Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

The pecans also give it such an amazing nutty crunch, while the cacao nibs give it that great cacao bitterness, so that it’s perfect as an afternoon snack that won’t spike our blood sugar levels.

Of course if you want something sweeter than definitely go for chocolate chips, but I did love it with the nibs!

Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

One of my biggest pet-peeves when baking something that is gluten free is that it can sometimes come out crumbly. That is basically the opposite of what you want a cookie to be! If I bake a cookie I want a cookie, not a biscuit!

Well luckily these babies behaved perfectly and held together super well! Hooray!

Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Another plus of baking cookies at home? The smells. Oh the smells!

I think freshly baked cookies should be the new alarm clock. Nothing would make me jump out of bed as much as the smell of a batch of freshly baked cookies.

Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These flourless pecan chocolate chip cookies are perfectly soft on the inside while being slightly crispy and golden around the edges. The ultimate mid-afternoon treat that is full of goodness and tastes absolutely delicious!
Recipe type: Cookies, Gluten Free, Healthy, Paleo
Serves: 12
  • 250g (2 cups) almonds
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 30g (1/2 cup) cacao nibs
  • 30g (1/2 cup) pecans, roughly chopped
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 175ºC/350ºF and line a cookie sheet with some baking parchment.
  2. Add your almonds to a baking tray and roast in the oven for 10 minutes, tossing once halfway through, until almonds are golden and nicely toasted. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place cooled almonds into a food processor and blend until they break down into a smooth and creamy butter, about 10 minutes, scraping down the sides as you go.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cacao nibs and pecans, and blend until well combined. Add in the cacao nibs and pecans and pulse a few times, just enough to mix them into the batter.
  5. Use either a scoop or a tablespoon to form balls with your hands and place on the cookie sheet, flattening them slightly.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes, just until the edges are slightly brown but the middle is still soft, as it will continue to bake as it cools. Your house should smell like heaven right about now!
  7. Once they've cooled a bit, place on a cooling rack. I also stored mine at room temperature.
If you don't have a food processor, you can use 1 cup of store bought almond butter instead of making it yourself. Then use a hand beater to mix everything together.
Flourless Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies