Today I share with you my Annabelle’s absolute favorite recipe for raw chocolate cookies. She would eat these all day long if I let her!
Annabelle is in the zero percentile on the growth chart for height and around three percent for weight. We were prescribed medication and formulas quite a few times over the past 3 years. She has seen an endocrinologist , gastroenterologists, and allergists. There are a lot of allergies, but she is avoiding all of the known allergens.Jump to the Recipe!
As her mother, I always felt like I could do more. I would cook meals I thought she’d like, but her appetite seemed non existent. All she wanted to do was nurse.
I finally feel like about two months ago, Annabelle had her first major breakthrough! I’m giving the credit to these raw chocolate cookies. She eats them whenever they’re offered and chooses them over nursing every time. Annabelle is eating more at meal times as well. I think she has gained some weight, and I’m excited
These raw chocolate cookies are also a family favorite! My kids and husband love them, and my mother always enjoys them during her visits with us. It’s so nice to have a healthy recipe that everyone sees as a treat.
I like to add a few teaspoons of
You can use any combination of nuts in this recipe. We prefer raw cashews, raw pumpkin seeds, a few raw pistachios, and macadamia nuts. Due to the girls’ allergies, we cannot use peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or pecans in our recipes. They would all taste amazing though!
I love recipes that don’t require any added sugar. Dates are an unbelievable natural sweetener! They taste amazing, blend into recipes well, and require little work to use. In these raw chocolate cookies, they have just the right amount of sweetness.
Dates also have many nutritional benefits. They are known to boost energy, regulate digestion, reduce inflammation, etc. They also have a good amount of fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and other vitamins and antioxidants. I’m not a nutritionist, but I know they’re a much better choice than other sweeteners.
I hope you’ll try this healthy recipe for our raw chocolate cookies!
Raw Chocolate Cookies
- 1 cup mixed raw and unsalted nuts and seeds
- 1.5 cups Pitted dates
- 1 tbsp cacao powder (I prefer navitas organics)
- 1 tsp to tbsp protein powder (optional – add up to a tbsp)
- Food Process nuts until coarse
- Add in dates, cacao, and protein if you’re using
- Food process until the mixture can be formed into balls (about 2-4 minutes)
- We like to roll ours into balls, flatten into cookies, or press the dough out between parchment paper and use cookie cutters!
- Roll in coconut, crushed nuts, mini chocolate chips, etc.
What do you think? Will you and your family like these raw chocolate cookies as much as mine does? Give them a try and let me know!
Like healthy sweets? Don’t miss my healthy chocolate chia pudding recipe!