I finally have my own kitchen with all of my things back and I am ready to start creating more healthy recipes again! It seems like between me, Jason and the girls I need cupboards full of snacks. If I don't have something healthy made, I'll end up giving them something packaged, quick and usually unhealthy. I had buckwheat and brown rice flour so I thought I would experiment with a cookie that used these flours! I love buckwheat because it's actually not a grain (even though it has wheat in the name), but a seed. It's nutritional content is much better than grains, is easier to digest, keeps you feeling full longer and aids in digestion.
I also always try and make things gluten and dairy free whenever I can as so many people have allergies these days, and you never know who may pop in for a visit! Now I'll be honest, these cookies taste a bit different than a traditional chocolate chip cookie made with white flour due to the buckwheat, which gives them a grainy texture and a nutty flavor. Similar to almond flour actually. I personally love it, but be forewarned, if you have picky eaters in your house they probably won't like these! Everly, Jason and I love them, but Rosie hated the texture.
If you end up making these let me know below or tag me in a photo on Instagram! I would love to get your feedback and see who in your family enjoyed them. I know they definitely taste healthier, but I know they're so much better for me!
Gooey Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes: 12 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour (I have also used white rice flour)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (use dairy free if needed) or raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat to keep the cookies from sticking.
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave for 20 seconds or until soft and a bit runny. Mix with honey, egg and vanilla.
Next add in the flours, baking soda and salt and stir until just combined.
Next mix in the chocolate chips using a spatula to get everything incorporated, but do not over mix.
Take a spoon and make 12 even dollops of dough on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes but do not over bake or they will get dry. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with a little sea salt and enjoy!