Chocolate Chip Espresso Walnut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Espresso Walnut Cookies

These chocolate chip espresso walnut cookies are made with top quality espresso, plus wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich oats, walnut flour, and plant-based milk. Give yourself a boost of energy with this super healthy and decadent snack.

I’m a coffee snob. I’ll admit it. But I have a defence – I lived in Italy for four years. Anyone who knows me knows that no day is complete without a morning and post-lunch espresso. Years ago, I gave up caffeine for 3 weeks during a detox cleanse, and somehow I managed to avoid it for 3 years. That is, until I had kids. I was forewarned that I would pick up the habit again, and of course, I did. But I have no regrets. There’s just something about freshly brewed espresso that I cannot live without. Leave it to me to incorporate espresso in a rich and delicious snack. Having said that, these aren’t kid-friendly, that is, unless you don’t ming forgoing nap time, or dealing with a caffeine-induced rambunctious child! You can easily prepare two batches and omit the espresso in the kid’s batter.

The perfect flourless cookies are hard to come by. There are so many interpretations of traditional cookie recipes, but they often fall flat, in terms of texture. The flavour’s there, but without the gluten, they loose their chewiness and tend to fall apart easily. The combination of walnut flour and gluten-free oats in this recipe for chocolate chip espresso walnut cookies makes for a delicious and nutritious substitute for refined flour, and also yield a similar texture to gluten-based cookies. Walnut flour is essentially pulverized walnuts. It’s rich and nutty, but that goes without saying. It’s just as delicious as almond flour but much cheaper, and yields the same results in terms of texture, flavour, and nutritional profile. The addition of rich chocolate chips, earthy vanilla and cinnamon, and natural sweetener take these wholesome cookies over the top!

Chocolate Chip Espresso Walnut Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Espresso Walnut Cookies

2017-05-23
: 22-24
: 5 min
: 10 min

These chocolate chip espresso walnut cookies are made with top quality espresso, plus wholesome ingredients like fiber-rich oats, walnut flour, and plant-based milk. Give yourself a boost of energy with this super healthy and decadent snack. I’m a coffee snob. I’ll admit it. But I have a defence – I lived in Italy for four …

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Chocolate Chip Espresso Walnut Cookies
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Ingredients
    2 large organic eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup brown rice syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp. ground espresso
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups walnut flour
  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl, then add the wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Add the oats and let sit for about 5 minutes to soak up the liquid. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Dollop a heaping tablespoon of the batter for each cookie, and flatten lightly with the back of the spoon. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are lightly browned. The tops of the cookies will still be somewhat soft to the touch but will firm up as they cool.

13 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Espresso Walnut Cookies”

  • You had me at “chocolate” and “espresso.” These seem a bit drier than I’d usually want to eat, but those two ingredients are such great lifts.

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  • I am not a big coffee drinker but I like any coffee crumble desserts like ice cream or cake, This cookies not only looks yummy to me but also easy to make. I would love to try this at home and share it with family. I bet this is gonna be a big hit!

  • alisonrost 3 months ago

    These look wonderful. What a find, a flourless cookie with the undertones of coffee flavor. My husband has a road trip coming up at the end of the week and I’m going to surprise him with some. He’ll be in snacking heaven x

  • nmetolen75 3 months ago

    Everything about these cookies is just perfect. I love chocolate chips and walnuts, but I especially love that they have espresso in them! I am all about the coffee goodness! Saving this one to try!

  • I have to try them. I think I would have them with milk so I do not double up on the caffeine if I drink coffee with them, but I would like to make them for a breakfast potluck at work. Supper yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love the flavor of espresso, especially in dessert. And it goes so well with chocolate. Yummy!

  • These are so tempting. I like chocolate cookies. I never tried making these at home, but I’ll surely give it a try. I am thinking of taking out print out of these cookies to eat…lol. Thank you, Lisa!

  • Oh, my goodness! These are soooo tempting! I would not hold out long with these cookies within reach. Bring on the espresso! 🙂

  • Melanie 3 months ago

    My husband would definitely like these. He is not much of a cookie person, but he likes espresso. This would be the perfect combination of two worlds for him! I will have to make them for him to try soon.

  • Oh my gosh! These cookies look so good! I don’t drink coffee as much as I used to (no kids yet), because I got to the point where coffee just didn’t do anything. But these cookies look delicious and I would love to have these in my house!

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