When this gluten free, 7 ingredient chocolate chip cookie recipe from Elana’s Pantry popped up on my facebook feed I knew I had to try it! Gluten free, no white sugar, and only 7 ingredients. I knew I’d have some willing taste testers with the 2 boys and my husband, so I fired up the oven and got to it! And oh, let me tell you….. You need to make these!
I made 2 small changes to her recipe, hers was dairy free, and we used butter, hers asked for Celtic Sea Salt, and we used Pink Himalayan. Need dairy free? Click the link above and go check it out!
Here’s what we did!
- 2 cups almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup semi sweet chocolate chunks. (I like Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chunks)
- Combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
- Add in melted butter, honey and vanilla until dough forms
- Stir in chocolate chunks
- Scoop dough one level tablespoon at a time onto a parchment lined baking sheet
- Press balls of dough down gently
- Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes
- IMPORTANT – Cool for 15 minutes (do not handle prior or cookies will break)
Makes 18 cookies
The children give them 2 big thumbs up! 100% kid approved (mom and dad agree)!
Tags: baking, chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, gluten free, grain free, recipe
My oldest son has always been…high strung?
He is introverted, excitable, doesn’t adjust well to new things and situations, has a very hard time calming his mind to relax and to sleep. He is super smart, kind, empathetic, and an amazing big brother, but, he’s a tough nut to crack.
As with most of my friends with 6 and 7 year old kiddos we’ve been experiencing a lot of attitude and snarkiness. With new knowledge and new ideas comes new boundaries to push. But, we’ve also been having some problems at school lately, and some meltdowns that seem beyond the scope of testing new boundaries. Meltdowns where he just seems to be spiraling out of control.
So, knowing he has food dye issues (turns into the Incredible Hulk), and knowing that gluten can affect children’s (everyone’s!) behavior I’m committing him, and his brother (for the sake of fairness AND health) to 30 days gluten free to see if we see any shifts. It will be interesting to see how the next 30 days plays out. He already is very “gluten light” due to both my husband and I being gluten free, but, this will be 30 days of no exceptions.
Wish us luck!
Tags: behavior, gluten free, kids, parenting