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Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Don’t let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you believe I don’t have a standard chocolate chip cookie recipe on my blog yet? Well, I can, because I’m the worst baker. But sometimes, the baking gods are on my side and I end up making a treat that’s super delicious and dreamy.

I recently had one of those moments when attempting to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies, and no tears were shed from an inevitable #fail (a norm when I’m baking) and I lived through it to share this yummy recipe with you.

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Now, these are not your standard chocolate chip cookies. They are gluten free and grain free, made with cassava flour and a bit of coconut flour, and they are also paleo and vegan! And if you have some common food allergies in your family, these might be for you because they are also nut-free and egg-free.

Don’t worry though, because they are NOT fun-free. They actually taste amazing and have the perfect amount of chewiness and softness that you love in your favorite cookies.

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How to Yield Perfectly Chewy Cookies

Since these are gluten free cookies, you have to treat them a bit differently than regular cookies. Here are some tips to make these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies THE BEST EVER:

  • If you are using coconut oil instead of ghee, make sure it’s soft instead of melted. If it’s hard, you can microwave it for 15 seconds at a time, and if it’s melted, you can leave it in the fridge it gets to the right consistency.
  • DO NOT pick up the cookies once it’s out of the oven. They will be quite fragile and fall apart if you try to pick them up. Wait about 30 minutes for them to fully cool down before handling them. I know, it’ll be incredibly hard but it’s 100% worth it!
  • For even chewier and sturdier texture, keep the cookies in an airtight contain in the refrigerator. I think they taste better when they are cold!

Hope you love these cookies, because my husband and I can’t get enough. We just made these a few days ago and they are already half gone! So dangerous, but so worth it.

Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 105 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Don't let food allergies stop you from indulging in treats! These soft and chewy Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies are also paleo, vegan, gluten free, and egg free!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together ghee (or coconut oil), maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

  3. In another large bowl, whisk together cassava flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and sea salt. 

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. 

  5. Stir until combined.

  6. Fold in chocolate chips.

  7. Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop the dough and place on the baking sheet, flattening it out slightly. 

  8. Repeat with the rest of dough, making sure you give enough space in between to spread a bit.

  9. Bake for 10 minutes.

  10. Cool completely on the baking sheet for 20-30 minutes before removing and serving.

  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. They'll get even chewier (in a good way) once cold!

Nutrition Facts
Nut-Free Cassava Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 106mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paleo Tomato Galette

This grain free and Paleo Tomato Galette is not only delicious, but it’s gorgeous and rustic with the browned crust, heirloom tomatoes, and basil topping. 

Paleo Tomato Galette

If I had to choose between sweet and savory galettes, savory wins EVERY time. When I’m treating myself, I gravitate towards salty treats rather than desserts, so I’ve been enjoying this new Paleo Tomato Galette recipe that has all the flavors I love.

Paleo Tomato Galette Recipe

I dreamed up this recipe this past weekend when I picked up some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers market. They were so vibrant that I immediately thought of how gorgeous they would look in a galette. Also, I just love how heirloom tomatoes taste. I don’t usually love regular tomatoes, but I can eat heirlooms all day! So. Much. Flavor.

Of course, you can use regular tomatoes to make this galette if you can’t find heirloom ones.

Paleo Tomato Galette

Creamy Cashew Cheese

The base topping for this Paleo Tomato Galette is creamy and decadent “cheese” made with cashews. However, if you can eat dairy, you can substitute with your favorite cheese. I bet parmesan or mozzarella would be amazing (so jealous of you lactose tolerant folks). I actually really love the texture and flavor of cashew cheese and it tastes great with the sliced tomatoes in this recipe.

Paleo Tomato Galette

Working With Paleo Galette Dough

When making the dough for this paleo tomato galette, it can be a bit tricky because paleo dough has to be handled differently than a regular gluten dough. Here are some simple tricks to yielding a delicious and crispy dough:

  • Make sure the butter you use when making the dough is hard and cold. It won’t work if it’s soft.
  • The dough will seem too wet when you first put it together. Wrapping it in a plastic wrap and refrigerating it ensures that it firms up so you can roll it out easily.
  • Roll the dough between 2 parchment papers so it won’t stick to anything.
  • Once you load up the fillings, the easiest way to fold the dough over the tomatoes is to use the bottom parchment paper to lift up the dough. Do this bit by bit as you go around the entire galette.
  • If the dough rips while folding, you can just use your fingers to close up the gaps.

Follow these simple tips, and you’ll end up with a delicious and yummy crust you won’t be able to get enough of! Hope you enjoy this recipe while it’s still tomato season. Don’t forget to leave me a comment if you try it out!

Paleo Tomato Galette

Paleo Tomato Galette

Paleo Tomato Galette

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This grain free and Paleo Tomato Galette is not only delicious, but it's gorgeous and rustic with the browned crust, heirloom tomatoes, and basil topping. 

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Ingredients

Crust

Cashew Cheese

  • 2/3 cup raw cashews soaked for at least 2 hours, then drained
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp water or more, as needed

Filling

  • 1 1/2 lb heirloom or regular tomatoes sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

Crust

  1. Combine almond flour, arrowroot flour, and sea salt in a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.

  2. Add butter and pulse several times until crumbly.

  3. Add in an egg, honey, and apple cider vinegar and pulse again until the dough sticks together when you pinch it. The dough should be a bit sticky.

  4. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and flatten it out into a disc.

  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cashew Cheese

  1. Combine all ingredients for the cashew cheese in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  2. Add more water if the mixture seems too thick. It should be the consistency of smooth hummus.

  3. Set aside until ready to use.

Tomato Galette

  1. When the dough is chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Place the dough between 2 parchment papers and roll into a circle about 1/4 inch thick. Remove the top parchment paper.

  3. Spread the cashew cheese in the middle of the dough, leaving about 2 inches around the edges.

  4. Lay the sliced tomatoes on top of the cashew cheese.

  5. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and pepper.

  6. Use the bottom parchment paper to fold the dough over the edges of the tomatoes, sealing the dough with your fingers if it rips.

  7. Brush the whisked egg yolk on the dough edges.

  8. Slide the parchment paper and the tomato galette on to a baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 35 minutes.

  10. Cool for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with basil leaves before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Tomato Galette
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 508mg 21%
Potassium 398mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 27.6%
Vitamin C 21.4%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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White Chocolate Glaze Paleo Brownies [VIDEO]

These fudgy and decadent Paleo Brownies are so delicious with the white chocolate glaze, you’ll want to make it over and over again!

White Chocolate Glaze Paleo Brownies

Holy moly. Someone come and take these paleo brownies out of my house, please. They are way too addicting and I can’t stop. So make at your own risk. Don’t say I didn’t warn you now.

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White Chocolate Glaze Paleo Brownies Recipe

These paleo brownies are made with almond flour as the base and sweetened with coconut sugar. They honestly just taste like regular brownies and you wouldn’t even notice that they are grain free. The combination of eggs, ghee, and melted chocolate chips makes these paleo brownies super moist and decadent.

You honestly don’t even need to make the white chocolate glaze if you don’t want to or are just feeling lazy. The paleo brownies alone are pretty darn fantastic if I do say so myself. BUT. If you want to feel a bit fancier and extra, the white chocolate glaze really does add a fantastic texture to the recipe.

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Decadent White Chocolate Glaze

If you are a white chocolate lover, I highly recommend you add this layer because it’s super easy to make but adds such a delicious and delicate crunch and sweetness to this recipe. Cacao butter is melted with a little big of honey then poured and brushed on top of the paleo brownies. Once it’s cooled, it hardens into the most delicious glaze that complements the softness of the brownies so so well.

It also adds such a pretty design to the brownies that I think makes them look even more special. I’m definitely going to have to make a batch over the winter because I’m loving the “snowy” look of that glaze! So perfect for the holidays.

White Chocolate Glaze Paleo Brownies

White Chocolate Glaze Paleo Brownies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Cooling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These fudgy and decadent Paleo Brownies are so delicious with the white chocolate glaze, you'll want to make it over and over again!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line an 8x8 baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together almond flour, carob powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and sea salt. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, ghee, and vanilla extract. 

  4. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir together until smooth.

  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. 

  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

  7. Cool the brownies in the pan for 30 minutes. 

  8. While the brownies are cooling, melt cacao butter and honey in a heat safe bowl over a pot of simmer water on low heat, about 5 minutes. The mixture should be thin. You can also microwave this mixture 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between until completely melted.

  9. Set aside to cool until warm to touch. 

  10. Once the brownies are cooled completely, evenly pour the cocoa butter mixture over the brownies and use a spoon or a spatula to evenly spread into a thin layer.

  11. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes, if using. 

  12. Place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes until the glaze hardens and turns white.

  13. Remove from the refrigerator and use the parchment paper to lift the brownies out of the pan. You may need to use a knife to loosen the sides if the glaze seeped in there. 

  14. Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 

Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Glaze Paleo Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.